France gets everything pastry right. Not going to lie I was most excited to be eating sweets than anything else for my Paris trip. There are certain things you HAVE to try because they are so delicious. I recommend walking into random bakeries and trying whatever looks good to you. Those happened to be some of the best pastries I had…. Unfortunately I shoved them down my face so fast theres no camera record of them…. So, heres what I do have record of.
I was so excited to come here for the raspberry lychee macaroon, but I didn’t even try it. So please do me a favor and try it for me! Other then that I tried several macaroons. My favorite was the pistachio apricot macaroon.
This is something you can find everywhere! I’m gad thats the case because I practically LIVED off of these for breakfast lunch and dinner. You can get your crepe filled with just Nutella or with strawberries, bananas, and nuts added in. Best part about it is these are one of the easiest cheapest things to get.
Honesty I was so annoyed with people telling me to go to laduree I didn’t want to go at all. I heard they just had basic flavors of macaroons, being as extra as I am, I was like “basic flavors are lame!”. However I liked it WAY more the most Pierre Herme macaroons.
There is a reason that basic favors are common and its because they are good. I got the flavors (in order of whats in the box pictured) lemon, cognac, salted caramel, raspberry, pistachio and I don’t know what the last one is. It must not have made that great an impression.
Among that, my husband got this chocolate thing I don’t know the name of. It tasted like a wayyyyyyyyyyy better kit Kat bar! I really recommend getting it!
Le Eclair de Genie
Best for last? Definitely! If you’re willing to spend six euros on a tiny eclair then come here. Yes, I know its pretty pricy but its sooo good. They have a huge variety but I got the raspberry passion fruit (yellow) and the strawberry pistachio (green) which were delicious! My husband got the salted caramel (Carmel looking one) and the chestnut (metallic one). All of them were really good but if you’ve only got the budget for one I recommend the raspberry passionfruit one.
What do you think? Have you had any of these pastries before? What would you recommend to try in Paris?