November 22, 2011

Parisian Gluttony: Sweet

Here's my advice for anyone planning a trip to Paris: Paris Pastry. Seriously, forget the guidebooks, the bulky maps, the fanny pack, and any other cumbersome piece of tourist gear you might be considering for a trip to Paris. Pack pants with stretchy waistbands, leave all of your caloric guilt at home, and follow David Lebovitz's advice.His brand new app, Paris Pastry, was one of the reasons we enjoyed Paris so much.

Here's a glimpse at our daily Parisian schedule:  wake up, cross the street for fresh croissants from Gosselin, play in the park around the corner from our apartment, hop on the metro and head to a museum, lunch, followed by consultation with Paris Pastry to find dessert, visit another park, snack time again courtesy of Paris Pastry, dinner, bed, and do it all again the next day. I am not kidding you. That's what our days were like and we loved every decadent moment of it. Pure sugary, buttery, chocolately, bliss with just a few taps on the i-Touch. Paris is a very dangerous place. Camille kept begging us to move to Paris, but I don't think that would be a very healthy decision (stay tuned to find out where we will actually be moving next).

A few of our favorite Parisian sweet spots:

Gosselin for baguettes and croissants
Dalloyau for macaroons
Laduree for macaroons 
Angelina for the most divine hot chocolate and a pretty spot for lunch (see above pics)

And one more sweet tip:  go to a grocery store and head straight for the yogurt aisle. Pear yogurt was my favorite, but there are so many choices you are sure to find something to please everyone's palate.

10 comments:

joyce matula welch said...

I have been sharing your blog posts on Paris with my daughter. She hopes to travel there some day and many other places. Blogs like yours prove that dreams can come true. Thanks for sharing!

se7en said...

Oh we so need a weekend in Paris!!! On my dream list!!!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

se7en and Joyce,
Yes, this recent trip to Paris was a dream come true...hope you and your families get to experience it soon, too.

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

I suddenly felt the need to visit a French bakery tomorrow after seeing your mouth watering pictures. We loved Laduree but unfortunately, didn't make it to Angelina. Yes, Paris is dangerous for anyone with an appetite!

Dana said...

Mai, oui, cher!

D
Is "cher" even a word?

The Jiu Jiu said...

Oh, you have NO idea how nostalgic (and JEALOUS!) this post is making me... argh. I'm about ready to sell my SUV and apply the cash to a plane ticket... just have to buy an iPhone first so I can use the Paris Pastry app... Your daily itinerary sounds like a near-perfect use of time. Have a cafe au lait and pain au chocolat for me, would you...? <:-)

likeschocolate said...

How wonderful! I have heard of Angelina before and can' t wait for an opportunity to try it sometime.

David said...

Glad you found the app helpful...and nice to hear you indulged in some great places during your stay! : )

Corinne said...

Just stop. Too, TOO fabulous :)

katy said...

Gah! I *never* made it to Angelina's. Look at you with a celebrity commenter!! Did you meet a new friend in Paris?