Now, everybody knows that one of the reasons to visit Paris is the exquisite food here. After all, it is the gastronomy capital of the world. The city itself has thousands of talented chefs and cooks coming from all over the world. That means there are a lot of things to discover and taste around the city. It is absolutely true that Paris is the perfect place for foodie travelers! The famous terrines, patés, baguettes, cheeses, and wine – oh la la! Fortunately, there are some sweet hidden gems in Paris too! Here is INSIDR’s selection of the best food delicacies in Paris for you! Bon apétit for the sweet tooths!
1. KL PATISSERIE
KL Patisserie is basically a piece from the dessert heaven. The whole shop is such eye candy that you can’t stop staring to all these colorful, sweet and delicious creations. Pastry chef Kevin Lacote works along with his team to serve the pastries made with the high quality and seasonal ingredients. KL Patisserie is opened in 2016 and gained a huge success since then. The pastry now is one of the favorite local stops for both Parisian residents and travelers from all over the world.
Chef Lacote works his magic with any kind of sweet here. It is hard to resist those well-executed éclairs on the display, those three-layered millefeuilles “monté minute”, Kara Damia “the pastry signature of the chef” and maybe the incredible KL Churros! Don’t forget, you can always order a custom-made pastry cake here as well – which might be a good choice if you are visiting Paris close to your birthday or anniversary!
KL Patisserie also is a place where you take pastry classes! Pastry chef Kevin Lacote will take you on a journey and teach you how to prepare classic French pastries like the macaron, chocolate souffle, seasonal tarts, and pate a choux! Each class takes about 2- 2.5 hours with a maximum of six participants. You will be taught how to bake the specific pastry and at the end, you can take it home with you and enjoy with your family as well!
Address: 78, Avenue de Villiers
Phone: +33 1 45 71 64 84
Open: Except Monday – but still open for pick-ups
Instagram: KL Patisserie Paris
Website: KL Patisserie
2.AUX DEUX CANELES
Have you ever heard a typical sweet called canelé? In case you didn’t, you should come to Aux Deux Canelés and try one – or maybe more! This lively little shop is located between the 2nd and the 11th arrondissement in Paris and only a few minutes by walking to famous Les Halles and to Notre Dame Cathedral. Aux Deux Canelés is a collaboration of two adventurous travelers; Aude and Aude! Aux Deux Canelés is dedicated to every type and aroma of canelés.
A canelé generally includes flour, butter, sugar, milk, and egg yolks and soaked with rum and vanilla syrup. Outside of this beautiful things is perfect caramelized dark brown and inside is fluffy and light yellow. It is the perfect combination of how these basic ingredients can turn into something very delicious. However, this cozy shop offers you more than a simple taste. First of all, you can have both sweet and savory canelés. The taste combinations include traditional ones but also very innovative styles as well! You may eat a sweet framboise and then try a definitely a different one like red peppers with anchovies! Just so you know, these yummy things are super addictive!!
Address: 72, Rue de la Verrerie
Phone: +33 982 26 47 75
Open: Except Mondays
Instagram: Aux Deux Canelés
3. LE FONDANT BAULOIS
You already know, the pastry scene in Paris is quite extensive and very colorful. Le Fondant Baulois is one the most delicious characters of this scene. Their signature cake is Fondant Baulois, which consists of a thin meringue crust on top. Interior of the cake has an impeccable fondant texture and the taste along with a kick of caramel and salted butter which perfectly balance the aromas. Now, the cake is sold in classic, organic and gluten-free form. As the cake can be kept in room temperature for some weeks, you can also bring it to the plane to take home!
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The brand was established over 35 years ago and they were reaching their customers via other shops and boutiques. However, by the time the reputation of their signature chocolate fondant cake grew massively! In 2008, they opened their first shop in Paris and now they have two locations!
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The artisanal pastry production doesn’t only stop with Fondant Baulois of course! Other famous products are also available in their shops. Le Gateau Nantais is a typical Nantes cake which is an almond-based genoise topped with a rum icing. There is also the Ze Cake, a traditional cake with candied fruits and glazed with rum-based syrup. It is hard to leave the shop without tasting all of this delicious and traditional tastes of France. Make a time for yourself and stop by Le Fondant Baulois!
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Address 1: 10, Rue Saint Ferdinand (17th arrondissement)
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10 AM – 2 PM and 4 PM to 8 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM and Sunday from 10 AM to 1 PM
Phone: +33 09 67 21 73 35
Address 2: 34, Rue Godot de Mauroy (9th arrondissement)
Phone: +33 01 40 06 04 18
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 AM to 10.30 PM and on Mondays from 10 AM to 7.30 PM
Instagram: Le Fondant Baulois
4. LA MAISON PLISSON
You would like to grab some gourmet food products while you are in France, right? And maybe have a lunch with them or a small picnic? Well, La Maison Plisson offers you a great place that you can do both! It’s the perfect combination of a bistro-style eatery and a gourmet store with many selected food items. The eatery part serves during the breakfast, lunch and in the evening with different menus. You can grab some baguettes, croissant for takeaway or simply sit down and enjoy their variety of breakfast dishes like granola mixes, viennoiserie, brioche or try their cheese and deli boards with a glass of wine!
La Maison Plisson focuses on healthy and sustainable food option and fresh produce. The items sold in the shop are carefully selected to make sure the high quality. You will soon realize the products here are mostly local ones. Here at La Maison Plisson, there is no place for the food items produced without attention, passion, seasonality and delicious taste.
There are different parts of the shop, where you can get some cold meat cuts, a variety of cheeses, pastries – both sweet and savory and bakery as well along with packaged products and fresh produce. If you’d like to stop by in the morning, you will experience the amazing smell coming from the baked yummies like their baguettes or croissants. La Maison Plisson is a great crossover of an eatery and a grocery store. Don’t forget you can always grab authentic French products from here as a travel gift as well!
Address: 93, Boulevard Beaumarchais
Phone: +33 171 18 19 09
Instagram: La Maison Plisson