sweets of paris

Bob and I had our fair share of memorable meals in Paris, but it’s the sweets that really stood out for me. Flaky, buttery pain au chocolat once a day (at least!) for breakfast on the go. We indulged in Berthillon’s famous ice cream a couple of times – once just wasn’t enough (I’m still dreaming about it). Macarons from Ladurée were an absolute must. I’m just glad that New York has a store of their own that I can visit anytime the craving hits. And desserts like profiteroles and crème brûlée to follow every lunch and dinner.

Not too shabby.

Confession: this is slightly off-topic and I’m a little ashamed to admit this, but I broke my fast-food strike and tried McDonald’s out of sheer curiosity! Bob had the steak sandwich, au poivre (naturally) and I had a burger and fries. Verdict: the burgers taste the same, but when it comes to the fries, the U.S. has got Paris beat. Though I can’t say I’m surprised to learn that America does junk food better. Sadly, it’s kind of our thing!

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15 responses to “sweets of paris”

  1. sherri lynn says:

    My bagel for breakfast seems sad and pitiful in comparison to pain au chocolat! All of these look delicious – especially that ice cream!

  2. Sophie says:

    ah paris! you are making me miss it so much. sweet desserts and pastries are just done so well over there! love your photos x

  3. Jane says:

    This post is just too unfair, all these look so amazing. I loved Laduree macarons, I bought a box of 8 and it took all the self control in the world not to eat them all in one sitting.

  4. SreeBindu says:

    Incredibly indulging :) Say paris and u have a smile :)
    xoxo

  5. jillian m. says:

    I exercised no self-control. I think I waited about 10 minutes before polishing these off.

  6. jillian m. says:

    Bagel breakfast for me too! Just doesn't compare…

  7. nancy says:

    oh, my, word. my mouth just filled with saliva! those look incredible! you lucky girl.

  8. Alexa says:

    no crème brûlée has ever held a candle to that which i had in paris a few summers ago. and no judgment here–i had mcdonald's there, too! sometimes you just have to, and the comparison is fun! besides, it's not like our desserts compare :)

  9. rooth says:

    Oh my gaw, I'm drooling over your pictures… so jelly

  10. Shoko says:

    HELLO! I want it all! That creme brûlée is out of control.

  11. Emily says:

    Oh my word. This all looks so good. Severely tempted to book myself some flights to Paris now just so I can eat until I burst. x

  12. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    Ooooh! You went to Paul! I am so glad that we have them here in London as they are one of my favourites! Don’t fret about McDonalds, we went there too (although we were surprised at that fact that they stocked fresh baguettes and pastries)!

  13. Lena at A Crimson Kiss says:

    My sweet tooth is officially in overdrive!

  14. colleen says:

    such amazing pictures – yes the sweets in paris are divine. those profiteroles! be still my beating heart.

  15. Val says:

    I seriously need to move to Paris…..

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