The country of France is rich in its pastry industry, this originated from the thought of having a sweet treat after a meal. Aside from being the “City of Love”, Paris houses some of the best pastry shops that serve mouthwatering croissants, fruit tarts, macarons, millefeuille, and the famous – au Chocolat. Listed below are the best pastry shops around Paris.
10 Bon Temps Café
Bon Temps Café is operating in the 3rd arrondissement of the city, specifically in 57 rue de Bretagne. This café is famous for its seasonal fruit tarts and the beautiful ambiance of the place. The shop also serves special desserts, especially during holidays. Service options include takeout and via delivery, it is open from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Lots of customers would come back here because of its elegant and cozy atmosphere and the staff is highly attentive.
9 Boulangerie Utopie
Boulangerie Utopie is situated in the corner of 20 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in 11th arrondissement of the city. People would bombard this shop may it be by the locals or tourists because of its unique servings. This shop offers exotic flavors of pastry including the sesame roll which is surprisingly creamy and the very popular jet-black activated-charcoal baguette. It is truly a haven for foodies because the pastries are beautifully and creatively crafted; it also serves travel cakes such as brownies, cookies, etc.
8 Boulangerie Chambelland
Another haven in the 11th arrondissement of the city is the Boulangerie Chambelland of 14 rue Ternaux. The company is really popular because of its one-of-a-kind approach to guarantee a good quality of production, it also has partner outlets around the world. What’s special about the pastries in Chambelland is that it doesn’t have any additives and are purely crafted from rice and buckwheat flours. Bestsellers here are tartlets, cookies, cakes to go, choux pastries, and customized cakes.
Angelina can be found in the 1st arrondissement of the city, specifically in 226 rue de Rivoli. The shop is famous for its hot chocolate called “L’Africain” and Mont-Blanc, a sweetened chestnut puree. Its recipe originated in 1903 and is still being used up to now. The place is pretty much luxurious and elegant, which is why a lot of people would dine here. Its newly released collection is the Yule logs, a special winter collection inspired by a Christmas forest.
6 Patissier Stohrer
Branded as one of the first pastry shops in Paris is Patissier Stohrer, located in the 2nd arrondissement of the city specifically in 51 rue Montorgueil. The shop was founded in 1730 and specializes in Baba au rhum, a small serving of pastry filled with whipped cream and syrup made with hard liquor. There are three varieties of rum baba, Ali Baba, Baba Aux, and Baba Chantilly. The shop is not available for dine-in, so pastries are taken out or for delivery.
5 La Patisserie By Cyril Lignac
Operating in the 11th arrondissement of the city specifically in 24 rue Paul Bert is the La Patisserie by Cyril Lignac. This shop serves one of the best croissants in town. The shop is popular because of the TV shows of Chef Cyril Lignac and his published cookbooks. Chef Cyril gives a signature touch in his croissant and other pastries which makes it one of the best in the country. Just like the pastry shop above, La Patisserie doesn’t offer dine-in services.
4 Des Gateaux et du Pain
The best shop to visit when it comes to apple turnover is the Des Gateaux et du Pain, located in the 6th arrondissement of the city, specifically in 89 rue du Bac. Chef Claire Damon has a different take on Chausson aux Pommes making it the shop’s one of best sellers. Other best seller pastries here include muslin brioche, vanilla french toast, chocolate bread, and the lemon slipper. The shop is well-rated by customers for having great services and the right amount of pastry prices.
3 La Pâtisserie du Meurice by Cédric Grolet
Chef Cedric Grolet is internationally known for being the World’s Best Pastry Chef, his specialties are his impressive fruit sculpté. It is molded as a fruit but the inside is a sweet pastry, Chef Cedric Grolet is really creative which makes his works unique. Le Meurice is located in the 1st arrondissement of the city, specifically in 6 rue de Castiglione. Orders are for pick-up and take-out because the shop doesn’t offer delivery and dine-in services.
2 Carl Marletti
Located in the 5th arrondissement of the city, specifically in 51 rue Censier is Carl Marletti, named after its owner. The shop is highly popular for its fraisier, a strawberry pudding, which Chef Carl Marletti created in a larger version perfect for family gatherings. The shop opens from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM but it depends on the holidays. It also offers delivery services but no dine-in. Carl Marletti is also one of the best pastry shops in France.
1 Le Petit Grain
Operating in the 20th arrondissement of the city, specifically in 7 rue Denoyez is the Le Petit Grain. The shop served in a men’s fashion show in Paris, today, it is already one of the most visited pastry shops in Paris. It specializes in kouign-amann, round, and multilayered Breton cake from a laminated dough. It is also filled with butter and crunchy sugar. The shop is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM depending on the holidays.