I watched Anthony Bourdain rave about it on The Layover and read Amy Thomas‘ review in her book, Paris My Sweet. And now, I can say I finally visited the best boulangerie in Paris, Du Pain et Des Idées.
Located beside the Canal Saint-Martin, the 11-year-old boulangerie has mastered the spirit of old-fashioned bread-baking. You won’t find frilly, sugary pastries here, just traditional, in-season goodness.
With my brother and sister-in-laws in town, we headed over to Du Pain et Des Idées for breakfast before strolling along the canal. After gazing at the boulangerie’s selection, we chose pain au chocolat et banane (chocolate and banana croissant) and escargot aux fruits rouges et cream cheese (red fruit and cream cheese spiraled pastry). We plopped down at the picnic table outside to dig into our treats.
Du Pain et Des Idées, 34 Rue Yves Toudic (10th), M: Jacques Bonsergent