Boulangeries and Patisseries

One cannot go to France without visiting one of the many boulangeries and patisseries that seem to appear every 100 metres in Paris.  There are just too many wonderful desserts and pastries and not only do I love to eat them, I love to read about them. Professional chef and baker, David Lebovitz’s tagline on his website ( is “living the sweet life in Paris”. His book, ‘Sweet Life in Paris” and “My Paris Kitchen” give such vivid pictures of food in Paris. And, he recently released an app called “Paris Pastry” ($3.99) which shows all the great boulangeries and patisseries in Paris.

Here are some of my favourites foods and places to pick up a few treats:


Bet you didn’t know that there are two types of croissants you could buy. There is the Croissant Beurre (1.0 Euros) and yes, it has a LOT of butter and is much more satisfying and delicious than the Croissant Nature (0.95 Euros), which, I have been told, is dry. I’m staying with the rich, tasty croissant not matter how many more calories it has!

Croissant Buerre, France.

Croissant Buerre, France. Photo: J. Chung

Croissant Nature, France.

Croissant Nature, France. Photo: J. Chung


Eclairs are now my favourite treat. While the chocolate eclair from Dalloyau was very good, the salted caramel one from L’Eclair de Genie was PHENOMENAL!

Salted caramel eclair from L'Eclair de Genie.

Salted caramel eclair from L’Eclair de Genie. Photo: J. Chung


Cordon Bleu Macarons

Cordon Bleu Macarons Photo: J. Chung

 Classic Baguette and Croissant

Classic Baguette and Croissant Paris France

Classic Baguette and Croissant Photo: J. Chung

 Chaussons Aux Pommes

Wonderful with a cafe au lait

Classic Baguette and Croissant

Cafe au lait and chaussons aux pommes Photo: J. Chung

Tarte Au Citron

Tarte au Citron

Tarte au Citron Photo: J. Chung

Patisseries and Boulangeries:


Dalloyau Paris France

Dalloyau Paris Photo: J. Chung


Pierre Herme

Pierre Herme Paris France

Pierre Herme Paris Photo: J. Chung


Laduree Paris France

Laduree Paris Photo: J. Chung


Fauchon, Paris France

Fauchon, Paris Photo: J. Chung


Poilane, Paris France

Poilane, Paris Photo: J. Chung

Eric Kayser

Eric Kayser, Paris France

Eric Kayser, Paris. Photo: J. Chung

Acide Macaron


Gerard mulot


La Mason du Chocolat

Patrick Roger


Un Dimanche a Paris

L’Autre Boulange

La Grande Epicerie


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