Tag Archives: Chocolate

La Petite Rose

Searching for a tea room without crowds of Ladurée or Angelina’s? Escape to La Petite Rose in the 17tharrondissement. A quaint, but elegant patissier-chocolatier, La Petite Rose offers a breath of sweet, pale-pink air where you can find light lunch, simply take a café and –  yes, sample what I believe is the best macaron […]
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Pâques (Easter) in Paris

Pâques (Easter and Passover) in Paris is all about chocolate, easter eggs, and fun activities for children.  Windows of chocolate shops are lined with ornate chocolate eggs, some the size of American footballs, for sale (and eating) during the holiday.  This year, chocolate shops have a safari theme, with chocolates in the shapes of hippos, […]
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Pierre Herme

As any foodie worth their sea salt will know, Pierre Hermé is a big star in the patisserie firmament. Formerly top dog at Ladurée, he ran away from their constraining rules (apparently) to found his own company, and now has several boutiques dotted around Paris, the original being located on rue Bonaparte, in the 6eme […]
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Hediard

With its distinctive red and black label, Hediard (pronounced “e-dee-yar”) is a top place to buy fine coffee, tea, sweets, chocolates, fruits and wine. Established in 1854, what is unique about Hediard is that in each store there is a cart with a beautiful assortment of lush fresh fruits, including bananas, berries, and maybe some […]
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Servant (Chocolate, Candy and Sweets)

Founded in 1913, this family owned chocolate and candy shop has retained its character and its charm for nearly 100 hundred years. The first time we went I was taking a picture of my two boys in the front of the store, and the owner came out and graciously handed each some little treats, with […]
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Gerard Mulot

My Parisian friend Sylvie recently asked me if I had been to Gerard Mulot to try the best croissants in Paris.  I sheepishly told her I didn’t know of Gerard Mulot, nor that it had the best croissants, but assured her (and myself) that I’d check it out. Turns out  I had been to Gerard […]
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