Oui Oui Boulangerie!

"The best croissant in Paris is simply a good one within sleep-walking distance of where you happen to be staying" according to Paris by Mouth writer Eric Kayser.  He was in search of the best croissant at this time.

What is better than a baguette or a croissant? Oui, I remember the aroma from the bakeries wafting through the tiny streets near the Sacre Coeur is merely tempting the senses.   Most Europeans frequent their boulangeries/patisseries on a daily basis to get a supply of the fresh baked goods while Americans constantly worry about carbs. There's just something special about the crusty fresh baked breads in France... Here's the top 10 baguettes in Paris...

Paris’ Top 10 Baguettes in 2013

1. Au Paradis du Gourmand, 156 Rue Raymond Losserand, 75014
2. Boulangerie Raphaëlle, 1 rue Feutrier, 75018
3. Boulangerie Damiani, 125 avenue du Clichy, 75017
4. Christian Vabret, 27 rue Francois Miron, 75004
5. Maison Cailleaud, 104 Cours de Vincennes, 75012
6. Yosuké Fijié from Maison Landemeine, 56 rue du Clichy, 75009
7. Dominique Saibron, 77 avenue du Géneral Leclerc, 75014
8. Le Grenier à Pain Lafayette, 91 rue Faubourg Poissonière, 75009
9. La Parisienne, 12 rue Coustou, 75018
10. Claude Besnier, 40 rue du Bourgogne, 75007

One of the most popular is Poilane which offers several locations in Paris.  It's Ina Garten's, (Barefoot Contessa) favorite in Paris.

Maison Kayser, a popular bakery.

See some more culinary delights in my Table of Contents.


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