I guess you could say I’ve eaten my fair share of croissants in Paris. Am I an expert though? Technically no, but I do think I have a lot of knowledge when it comes to finding the best croissants in Paris. I’m a firm believer that there’s nothing better than tearing into a warm, freshly baked croissant. The exterior shattering like fine glass, crumbs getting caught in your coat as you eat. The interior luring you in with its butter aroma. It’s an irresistible temptation.
I travelled far and wide, down cobblestone streets, up the numerous flights of stairs in Montmartre, right down to the quieter more suburban areas of the 15th in search of the very best croissants in Paris. Some tended to be heavy with butter to the point of sickliness, other dry and underwhelming, but every now and then I would hit gold – that is, golden flakiness combined with a perfectly moist, buttery interior, aka perfection. These croissants are culinary works of art and deserve to be sought out and savoured. So, without further ado, here is your 2019 Guide to the Best Croissants in Paris!
My croissant from Terroirs d’Avenir was one I’ll never forgot. It ticked all the boxes in terms of flakiness and butter saturation, but there was something about it that was quite different from the others. There was a nuttiness and a deep caramel flavour that was both unique and delicious. It was a clear standout and I can’t wait to go back for more.
3 Rue du Nil, 75002 Paris
These are large fluffy croissants, filled with layers of buttery goodness. They are slightly glazed giving them a hint of sweetness that perfectly complements the savoury dough.
22 Rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris
1 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris
Light, airy croissants that emit the most divine buttery aroma. Less flaky than the previous two but slightly butterier. A real treat to tuck into!
153 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011 Paris
Very large croissants, quite plum with buttery layers. They’re nice and flaky and not too rich. The perfect breakfast croissant!
38 Rue de Sèvres, 75007 Paris
80 Rue de Passy, 75016 Paris
A new patisserie that serves up both traditional croissants as well as more experimental varieties. Their butter croissants are great, but the real standouts are the brightly coloured, jam-filled, raspberry croissants. There’s also a dining area where you can sit enjoy your coffee and croissant.
18 Rue de Turbigo, 75002 Paris
359 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris
Crispy croissants with an ultra-soft buttery centre. These are by far the richest, most buttery croissants in this guide. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!
47ter Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005 Paris
This bakery isn’t just beautiful to look at, it serves up some of the most delicious croissants in Paris. They may look a little odd and misshapen but they don’t disappoint in terms of taste. If you get the chance be sure to try their chocolate banana croissant. It’s life changing!
Tip: Be prepared to wait in line as this is one very busy bakery.
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris
If you have a favourite bakery that serves up delicious croissants, be sure to comment below and let me know!
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