For anyone searching for a hot spot to meet and eat in Paris, do yourself a favour and step into Saam. This Korean canteen takes up residence near Canal St. Martin, just look for a buzz of people collected on rue de Lancry in the 10th district. This foodie joint creates the perfect amalgamation of street food style with an intimate sit down meal.
When entering this alluring space, you’ll find yourself in awe. The dreamy interior retains an unfinished industrial look combined with soft pastels and geometric shapes. An array of odd tables and chairs made for a charming seating arrangement. You can also stand at the counter and watch the Korean ladies doing their thing in the kitchen.
The canteen offers tapas and bao buns with a vegetarian option. If your preference is gluten free, look no further, you can have the bun replaced by rice. Meals are about €8 – €10 with an all inclusive option of two buns with salad, raviolis and a delicious “jus maison” for just €15. Let me not even start with their “jus maison”, the super tasty fruit and mint infused water is heavenly.
With an intricate façade and a to die for menu, Saam has captured the attention of alternative food lovers and chic searchers from all corners of Paris and abroad. If you haven’t discovered the joy of this quaint food stop yet, do so.
By Hailey-Jane Edy
Sundays and Mondays – Closed
Tuesday to Saturday – 12:00 to 15:00 and 19:00 to 23:00
59 bis, rue de Lancry, 75010, Paris