Frédéric Pichard at Boulangerie Pichard
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
88 rue Cambronne, 75015
For a more traditional feel, head to Boulangerie Pichard, which boasts one of an authentic Parisian bakery an unassuming façade hides his team of busy bakers in talks with regulars in the residential neighborhood. His recognition in 2009 for the Grand Prix de la Baguette brings in “best baguette” hunters daily, but the French know that his talent isn’t limited in his bread. His croissants earn praise for being what true croissants should taste like – soft and fluffy interiors, crispy and delicate exteriors. If you’re in the mood for a sampler, don’t skimp on other bake goods like the sugary-spiraled escargot with pistachios and chocolate, whose the underbelly shows pure caramel holding together the layers of puff pastry and toppings.