Who doesn’t love pastries? Did you know that Paris is ranked the number 1 city for desserts? This city is filled with amazing places to grab delicious snacks; so I thought I’d roundup a list of my top 10 places and different treats to try! (list is not in any particular order)
Karamel 67 Rue Saint-Dominique, 75007 Paris. Open 7 days of the week.
Karamel is famous for their caramels, but they also have many delicious pastries to sample too! This chocolate tarte has a chocolate crust with a thin layer of caramel and dark chocolate ganouche, topped with hazelnuts and caramel. It was perfection!
Popelini *Multiple locations*, consult their website. Open 7 days of the week.
These delicious little treats are called choux à la crème. I’m usually not a fan of cream pastries, but the soft and crispy texture of the outside mixed with the vanilla creme was superb. Popelini has around 15 different flavors to try!
Boneshaker 77 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris. Open Tuesday-Saturday
Boneshaker has been a monthly staple of mine for almost a year. They have their usual flavors, and every month they create a few seasonal flavors. This was a salted toffee popcorn with hazelnut butter, it’s the best donut I’ve ever had.
Sadaharu Aoki*Multiple locations*, consult their website. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
This salted caramel tarte was incredibly flakey, and heavy on the caramel. It’s much bigger than it looks and is quite dense. Definitely a tarte to split with someone else.
Jacques Genin 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris. Open Tuesday-Sunday
If I had to choose between chocolate and caramel, I would always choose caramel. Luckily Jacques Genin is almost as famous in both! At his beautiful boutique you can choose between all of his creations. Not to mention, you can still get his pastries if you sit down in the salon!
Muscade *36 Rue de Montpensier, 75001 Paris. Open Tuesday-Sunday. *inside of Palais Royal*
Like most Americans, I grew up with a love for peanut butter. It’s surprisingly hard to find any pastries that are peanut flavored in Paris. This was a salted caramel peanut tarte, a perfect mix of American and french flavors in one delicious tarte.
Senoble11 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris. Open 7 days a week.
My favorite traditional french pastry is definitely the raspberry tarte. It has a delicious buttery crust with pastry cream, fresh raspberries with a raspberry filling, and topped off with powdered sugar. I’ve had plenty of tarte framboise in my time in Paris, and this one was pure bliss.
Pierre Hermé*Multiple locations*, consult their website. Open 7 days a week
The famous Ispahan of Pierre Hermé. This is a giant rose macaron, with rose cream, raspberries and lichis. This cake is a game changer, absolutely delicious with such sublte flavors that blend effortlessly. I can’t believe I went so long without trying this masterpiece. Not to mention, Pierre Hermé has some of the best macarons in Paris. Deffinitly plan a trip here, you will not be disappointed.
L’éclair de genie