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Whether you are on a business trip or enjoying your well-deserved holidays in Paris, having breakfast the French way or simply enjoying an “apero” during the day lets you experience the French lifestyle. Here at Meet The Locals, we have made a list of the most exquisite bakeries in Paris, rated by Parisian locals.
Eric Kayser comes from a reputable family of French bakers in Lorraine, North-East of France. Since its opening in 1996, the Eric Kayser bakeries has spread its delight throughout Paris in 17 different locations.
It is the distinguishable signature baguette, the “Monge Baguette” that led to the success of the Eric Kayser franchise. Definitely not to be missed!
14 rue Monge, 75005 Paris
Monday-Saturday: 6:30am – 8:30pm
Sunday: 6:30am – 7:30pm
Lionel Poilâne took over his father’s bakery in 1970, with a mindset of “quality over quantity”. Ever since, Poilâne is prominent for its tailored bread, the “Pain Poilâne” also called “miche” (loaf), characterized by thick crusts, dense mids and a remarkable flavor.
In addition, the bakery offers traditional rye, raisin and nut bread as well as an assortment of pastries. For those of you who are seeking traditional French taste, this is a must on your bucket list!
8 rue du Cherche-Midi, 75006 Paris
Monday-Saturday: 7:30am to 8pm
Du Pain Et Des Idées
Christophe Vasseur, founder of this bakery, was a previous fashion design sales executive who decided to pursue his passion, the craft of baking. He did not want to be “just another baker’. After opening Du Pain et des Idees in the 10th arrondissement, he was elected best baker in Paris in 2008 by “Gault & Millau”, a famous gourmet magazine.
The reason of the bakery’s success is its trademark loaf, “Le Pain des Amis”. Baked in a wood fired oven with a mellow, nutty and slightly chewy interior. For bread lovers, “Le Pain des Amis” will be your paradigm.
You should also try their bread with goat cheese and with lardons, their apple slippers, their snails with pralines or chocolate chips and, last but not least, their Rabelais, a brioche bread with chestnut honey, spices and walnuts from Périgord. If this didn’t make your mouth water yet, we have more to show you!
34 rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
Monday-Friday: 6:45am to 8pm
Farinez’ Vous is known for its environmental and social engagements and has a responsible approach to baking. They focus on raw materials from local producers, organic agriculture and fair trade. Also, They respect seasonal growth and decrease food products with strong environmental impacts such as meat, tuna and salmon.
In 2009, Farinez-vous opened its doors a few steps from Gare de Lyon and since then offers its customers the possibility to enjoy a warm croissant while acting responsibly to the environment.
9 bis rue Villiot, 75012 Paris
Monday-Friday : 8am - 6:30pm
Saturday-Sunday : Closed
Au Paradis Du Gourmand
Ridha Khader left his family of farmers to join his brother baker in Paris. In 2006, he owned his bakery in the 14th arrondissement.
He obtains in 2013 the price of the best baguette in Paris, a price that eventually would open the doors of the Elysee and led to his meeting with former President François Hollande.
This success seduced national and international media, making Au Paradis Du Gourmand the talk of the year.
156 Rue Raymond Losserand, 75014 Paris
Monday-Saturday: 6am – 9pm
Le Grenier A Pain
While touring in Montmartre, you might want to stop by the bakery that won best croissant and baguette of Paris in 2010 and 2015. A bakery elected 2 years out of 5 years is an impressive record.
The best part is that their price range is surprisingly cheap. They also have delicious chocolate and coffee-flavored eclairs that are worth trying.
38 rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
Monday-Thursday 7h30 à 20h.
Previously called Boulangerie Mauvieux, The Lecamus Bakery was awarded Best Baguette of Paris in 2012.
It continues to offer perfectly cooked traditional bread of high quality. Once there, you might also want to try their Quiche Lorraine and pastries. Their Napoleons are out of this world …
159 Rue Ordener, 75018 Paris
Monday – Saturday: 7am – 8pm
Au Levain D’Antan
One of the many quality bakeries in the Abbesses district, which has also been chosen as Best Baguette in Paris, this time in 2011.
Don’t miss out their Viennese pastries and their pastry specialties like their cake “Je t’aime”.
6 rue des Abbesses, 75018 Paris
Monday – Friday: 7am to 8:30pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
The time has come for Alexandre Migozzi, a previous baker at the maison Ducasse, to express his know-how. Where the Gaia bakery stood out from other bakeries is with its trademark baguette, “La Gaia”, famous for its pointed ends as well as its quality mix of flour.
The bakery also has a wide range of old-fashioned bread baked on natural sourdough, such as the Forrestier (bread with mushrooms, garlic and tarragon) and the Beaujolais (bread with Beaujolais wine and rosette).
If you are more sweet than salty, the Gaia bakery will most likely not disappoint you! Do not miss their Yuzu – creamy choco-milk foam with brownie roasted almonds, all coated with a roasted almond praline – or even their Tarte aux fruits !
28, rue voltaire, 75011 Paris
Monday – Saturday : 7am – 7:30pm
The Brun Bakery has been voted best baguette in Paris in 2017. The bakery is located at the cross of rue Tolbiac and rue Bobillot. It has an adequate selection of eclairs, tarts and some sponge-like cakes.
If you are ever wandering around the 13th during your stay, you really need to stop by at Brun for a delicious baguette and some tasty pastries!
193 Rue de Tolbiac, 75013 Paris
Thursday – Monday : 7am – 8pm
Tuesday – Wednesday : Closed
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