I’d eat pastries over having a meal any day. In fact, that’s what I did most the time in Paris. Here’s a quick round up of my favorite patisseries in Paris. I’ll have more detailed posts on each one soon. These are not in any particular order, except Pierre Hermé is #1 in my heart.
1. Pierre Hermé
What to get: Everything. You can’t go wrong here. My favorites are the Ispahan and the Tarte Infiniment Vanille
What to get: All the chocolates- especially the Basil Chocolate. They only serve “pastries of the day” here- it’s not a patisserie where you can pick a pastry to-go. Ask what they have available and if they this…get it!
What to get: The Eclairs
What to get: Tartlette Fraise Coco and Le Crousstillant au Grué de Cacao
What to get: Crossaint au Beurre– One of the best Croissants in Paris.
What to get: Saint-Honoré is outstanding, but everything else is delicious too.
What to get: I didn’t find the pastries to be anything special, but I would travel to Paris just for their Madeleines.
David Lebovitz also swears they are the best in Paris.
What to get: Macaron and everything chocolate. In my opinion, they have the best Macarons (Yes, Hévin beats Hermé in in this one.) They also have the richest chocolate desserts here.
9. Colorova Pâtisserie
What to get: The Sphere
What to get: Flan, Brioche and Berry Tart.
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What to get: Tarte au Citron. He’s the only one I might consider cheating on Pierre Hermé with. That’s how good.