By Laura B. Photos by Laura B. Posted Mar 2, 2022 11:32 AM
Melting Pot is a brand new food court, which opened last fall, near Bagnolet. On the menu ? Pizzas, burgers, pasta, Thai and even Indian cuisine. All homemade, in a colorful decor that is worth the detour. We love the concept.
It is not just the capital which is equipping itself with food courts good and nice. If the XIIIth arrondissement now has Iconik, Bagnolet also has its food court. This is Melting potwhich opened in Seine-Saint-Denis last November. Right in front of the station Gallieni metro station. Besides being a spot hyper decorated and very instagrammable (we’re betting that fashionistas and other Instagrammers will soon all cross the ring road to get there), the place offers a home cooking very good.
In food court worthy of the name, Melting pot offers various cuisines of the world in one and the same place. With the exception that, unlike the food courts usual, it is not a question of several signs which have settled in the same place, but of a sign, Melting pot, who has developed several kitchens. That way no more argument between the one who wants to eat a pizza and the one who prefers a burger : everything is available in the food court. Everyone can eat different things together.
Melting pot it is therefore both a trattoriawith his oven, which offers pizza and pasta. But also a thai corner with in particular the famous pad thai. And also a french bistro with burgers, salads and others pieces of meat. As well as the indian cuisine with the classics curry and tikka masala, among others. As to dessertsmainly American-inspired, they meet at Yankees Coffee.
One of the strengths of Melting pot ? His price very attractive. Thus, for each dish orderedthe drink is offered. And the middaythe dessert costs only1 euro what’s more. So, for example, the formula with margarita pizza, beverage and dessert is billed at lunch, 8.90 euros. A value for money almost unbeatable when you know that everything is done on site.
Faced with so many proposals, it was necessary to choose. Thus, we opt for spring rolls, chicken and shrimp. They are fried minutes, it is appreciable. To stay in the Asian style, we then taste the pad thai, with prawns. The markers and flavors of the thai food are indeed present.
Side bistrothe burger melting beef, accompanied by homemade fresh fries, is very tasty and generous. It’s plentiful, but the dessert reaches out to us. the cheesecake with caramel is very good, just like the chocolate cake.
Of the dishes that we accompany with homemade cocktails without alcohol, based on tea and fruit juice.
Besides its food, Melting pot it is also a concept very visual with her decoration which will attract people. Between, tree, wall fresco, large fish aquarium, mailbox, traffic light and clouds on the ceiling, the place promises beautiful Pictures. A decoration pushed even into the toilets, where each toilet has its own style, and where the very urban sound atmosphere is directly inspired by the metro.
Behind Melting pot there are two partners, Alexandre Von Mehks and Sofiane Benkaddar. After being employed in large catering groups (Flo, Bertrand, KFC, Vapiano…), the latter wanted to get started and create his concept. Moreover, in the past, he watches over the grain and does not hesitate to send back the plates that do not suit him. Full of ambition, the duo of associates also plans toopen various other food courts Melting Pot.
This test was carried out as part of a professional invitation. If your experience differs from ours, please let us know in the comments.