“Never tell a pattiserier his chocolate creation tastes like After Eight” – 7 x best pastry shop in Paris you need to visit
1. Pierre Hermé
A new boutique/concept store on the Champs Elysées in collaboration with L’Occitane. The store inside looks amazing, and more people seem to see it that way, because it was heavily crowded with enthusastic shoppers! You can find the most delicious macarons, but also other amazing pastries like the one here above (looks very heavy, but was quite light to my surprise!). Funfact: Pierre Hermé designed 3 perfumes with L’Occitane with.. macaron flavours! Yup, you’ve heard that right. Think: honey-mandarin and grapefruit-rabarber. Smelling like a macaron.. #Goals
86 Avenue des Champs Elysées Paris 8th
2. Christophe Michalak
The famous pastry chef, known from the ⭐⭐⭐-star restaurant “Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée” in Paris and the French TV show “Dans la peau d’un chef”: Christophe Michalak. He left the restaurant to focus more on his own pastryshop. You can find 5 (!) of those in Paris, so whether you’re lost or not, you’ll probably always find at least one to score your favorite pastry. Especially the cheesecake (sorbet fromage blanc) and Paris Brest Praliné Noisette are a must-try.
60 Rue du Fauborg Poisonnière Paris 10th
3. Jacques Genin
A real sweet heart and passionate artist: Jacques Genin. However, never tell a pattiserier his chocolate creation tastes like after eight…. Everything in his two stores is handmade. From the process, baking to the actual packing and selling. Made with love, and that.. you can taste.
133 Rue de Turenne, 3e arondissement, Paris
4. Maison Aleph
French techniques but Eastern flavours. These Maison Aleph pastries are delicious. Don’t think of the normal baklava flavours though, these ones are spiced up with the most crazy favours you could think of (crazy in a good way though!). Not in the mood for 1001 feuilles (1001 layers) AKA baklava? They also have the famous birdnests, to be seen on the left: the noodle threads are molded and cooked in clarified butter,to be found in different flavors: lemon-cardamom, mango-jasmine (that was the one I’ve tried, yum!), fromage blanc-Damask rose, chocolate-sumac… And then there’s also the range of unique icecream flavours you could try. I tried the rose flavour and one with apricot/sesam, something real different than the usual vanille.
20 Rue de la Verrerie, 4e arondissement, Paris
5. Yann Couvreur
Yann Couvreur, a young patisserie chef quit the office life, to open a shop he always dreamed of.. He gained experience as head pasty chef, at the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Then, back in France, he started working in various luxury establishments. Yann has 3 stores, of which one.. is to be found in Le Marais. The one in Le Marais is a very small store, where you can just turn your butt. But it’s a very photogenic shop, and everything is made in the kitchen (you can lively watch them bake, the whole day). One to try? The strawberry/basil tarte. It might sound like a strange combination, but it tasted very fresh and lovely (We all liked that one the most).
23 bis rue des Rosiers, 4e arondissement, Paris
6. Sadaharu Aoki
He has multiple stores in France, and we had the pleasure to meet him in person at the Pastry Trade show in Paris. On the picture he is showing one of his signature cakes: the matcha cakes. How it’s made? It’s built with two layers of matchacake, with a chocolate macaron in the middle. The macaron melts, and it’s a true pleasure once in your mouth. But his other pastries also look very delicious, I mean.. look at that raspberry macaron!
35 Rue de Vaugirard, 6e arondissement, Paris
7. Éclair de Génie
L’Éclair de Génie has become famous for reinventing the éclair and maybe.. making it even more fashionable than la macaron. The amazingly colored éclairs displayed in the counter come tempting flavours. From yuzu lemon to passion fruit and raspberry. The mastermind behind these masterpieces is Christophe Adam, who is always introducing seasonal flavours (so: there is always something new to try!).