I don’t think I could ever have a favourite bakery in Paris, but Du Pain et Des Idées is most certainly in my top five. It is the most beautiful and serene bakery; so inviting and warm on it’s quiet street corner, with little Parisian children walking to their school around the corner hand in hand with their mother or father, stopping for a pastry before or after school. Nearing closer to the bakery, every bit of your attention will be drawn to the neat piles of delicate, crisp pastries and rows of crusty sourdough baguettes in the shop window. Deciding what to get will be a very difficult decision!
I don’t have a favourite pastry or bread here, because everything is just so delicious – it really just depends what you feel like! But I must say, the escargot chocolat-pistache is wonderful, but a little too sweet for breakfast for me, so the apple chausson made with fresh apples is usually my number one. Their breads and croissants are just divine as well, and no wonder since the passionate bakers take so much technique and time in creating some of the best pastries in the world. By using sourdough as opposed to yeast in the majority of their products, as well as only cooking with fruits of the season, the pastries have such a pure, rich and fresh flavour.
So don’t miss it, and enjoy one of your most memorable food experiences in Paris! Maybe take a stroll to Holybelly or Fondation Cafe for a coffee afterwards? X
Du Pain et des Idées
34 rue Yves Toudic
01 42 40 44 52
Open from Monday to Friday from 6h45 a.m. to 8 p.m.