Paris, the city of love…or shall we say the city of endless desserts! Planning a trip to this remarkable city requires knowing the ins and outs of the best spots for superb pastries. Some Paris pastry chefs are passionate to create some of the most delicious desserts in the world, and most of their pastries are decorated so beautifully you may hesitate to take the first bite, which means being overwhelmed with a variety of desserts is expected. So we’ve created a brief list of ridiculously good looking tasty pastries and where to get them while strolling around Paris.
Chic Macarons at Ladurée
They may just be the most luxurious macarons you’ll ever lay your hands on. Ok, maybe not BUT this French bakery, founded in 1862, creates some of the most famous sandwich cookies in the world. It’s a pretty popular dessert choice these days — and if you don’t know, a macaron is a sandwich cookie made of different fillings (typically a flavored buttercream, ganache, or jam) and flavors (like vanilla, pistachio, coffee, etc.). Ladurée is popularly known for their variety of cute macarons with layers of flavoring. In addition to the marvelous desserts, the atmosphere and decor inside the bakery is so chic and trendy, it’s undoubtedly every social media lovers dream! The cafe has opened a number of locations in countries around the world but Paris was the first!
Famous Mont-Blanc at Angelina
A must try is the world famous Mont Blanc at this Parisian tea house. Thanks to this pastry, Angelina’s has continued to be one of the best since 1903. They’ve perfected the Mont Blanc dessert which is made of meringue, whipped cream, and chestnut cream vermicelli. At first glance, the pastry looks like a pile of chocolate spaghetti and is said to be heavenly. Angelina’s serves a variety of pastries as well as breakfast and lunch but their Mont Blanc is simply the finest on the menu. The tea house has an antique and romantic interior with French architecture and design, welcoming all to feel a warm and sophisticated atmosphere.
International Chocolate Mousse at Chapon
Calling all chocolate lovers! Brace yourself for the ultimate treat at Chapon Chocolate Mousse Bar with flavors galore and chocolate mousse options from Ecuador, Venezuela, Madagascar, Peru, and a mix from Ecuador and Ghana. The choice of which mousse is for you may be tough, but you’ll savor every bite. Besides their world famous mousse, the chocolatier has other chocolate creations to choose from…if the mousse bar isn’t your thing.
Elegant Éclairs at l’Éclair de Génie
You’ll find these tasty treats throughout Paris but many say this is the place to go. The perfect eclair is crispy on the outside with delicious filling on the inside and l’Éclair de Génie has exactly that! While at this pastry shop, you’ll see a display of many eclair options carefully decorated with toppings on each. Be sure to take a box to go because you won’t be able to taste every one! Franchises of this pastry spot can be found around the globe in places like New York City, Toronto, and London. Being that Paris is the City of Love, we’re sure you’ll fall for one (or a few) of these detailed desserts.
Crêpes Galore at La Crêperie Bretonne
You’re doing it all wrong if you fail to stuff your face with a crepe in Paris! Crêperies are found all over the city however, a yummy spot to try is La Creperie Bretonne. If you’re unaware, crepes can be filled with almost anything making it the perfect meal for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course dessert. We recommend you order the most delicious looking option on the menu with stuffings like fruits, homemade chocolate, and topped off with a scoop of ice cream! The creperie has an awfully large menu with a variety of creations to choose from. And while you’re there you’ll admire the walls decorated with antique plates and cup and paintings giving a warm, at home feel.
Perfected Madeleines at Blé Sucré
A lovely boutique cafe where tourists flock to grab some of the best madeleines in Paris. The madeleines at Blé Sucré are surely a must try! The cafe is relatively small so plan to simply stop in for some tasty pastries and continue on to your next adventure. Madeleines here are baked to be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and customers are loving them! While in Paris, be sure to get here to experience the best cookies around! Also, croissants, baguettes, and other desserts are sold here if you’re hungry for more than a madeleine!
Have you tried any memorable dessert in Paris? Tell us about them in the comments!