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Le Foodist Paris Cooking Class

Benoît Castel at Liberté

Now that you know what to look for when searching for the best croissant in Paris (Link: Buying the Best Croissant in Paris), we’d like to pass along a list of some of our favorite artisan bakers in Paris to help you get started. The croissants you find here will have our stamp of approval, but be sure to venture out into France on your own and see what you happen upon. The best Paris food often finds you as you dodge the rain or take the long way home.

Where to look, physically

39 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010

The hip 10th arrondisement is the stomping ground of more than one innovative French bakery. Liberté attracts passersby with its sleek, modern look and open kitchen that allows intrigued customers to watch pastry chefs baking sheet upon baking sheet of tarts, cakes, and other French pastries. They’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that this spot has more than just good looks; its croissant and baguette have placed in competitions – and the bakery only opened in 2013. With such quick success in a competitive market, you can trust the pastries will live up to expectations. The croissants are melt-in-your-mouth buttery and the ideal golden color. If you can snag a shabby-chic table, have your croissant and coffee à place, or to stay. But fair warning: it’ll take a great deal of effort to move on from your breakfast heaven before lunch.