Mmm Yummy croissants in Paris
Croissants are one of the classic French foods known around the world for their buttery flakey deliciousness. But one would assume that the best croissants come from Paris, right?
Does Paris have the best croissants in France?
It may come as a surprise, but Paris bakeries do not always serve high quality baked goods. There are quite a few places in Paris that sell the equivalent of a American grocery-store baked low-quality frozen-thawed-baked baguette. In Paris!!
Even asking for “une tradition” doesn’t really ensure you’re going to get a super delicious baguette, because the quality of the flour can change, the amount and type of leavening may vary, etc.
The same can be true for croissants, pain-au-chocolat (or as Panera Bread calls them, “chocolate pastries”), and those fancy French desserts macarons (not to be confused with the coconut macaroon!). The point is, there is a LOT of variety in all these pastries, and it’s not easy to know where to find the best bakeries in Paris.
Where to find a great croissant
Their list, written in French, seems like a great starting point for a weekend of croissant-eating. I love the idea of exploring Paris via the food, so I think I will try to hit each of these places over the next few months.
A map of the best croissants in Paris
I’m a huge fan of using Google Maps to keep track of the places I want to visit, and I’m slowly getting better at making maps. If you’ve looked at my Map of Paris shops that are Zero-Waste-Ethical-Eco-Friendly, then you may know that Google doesn’t make it easy to see the addresses. This map is better!
This map of the best croissants in Paris includes addresses, cost of their croissant (in March 2018), their website, and the arrondissement the shop is in.
Other formats of this list of best croissants in Paris
If you are on your smartphone, click this link to open the map of Paris croissants on your phone!
If you prefer to save a PDF of the list of bakeries, you can click here to open up a PDF of the list of best croissants in Paris.
Do you know of some amazing places to get delicious croissants or baked goods in Paris? Let me know!