Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

In Search of the Best Croissant in Protest-Filled Paris


An Italian tourist went to Paris in search of the best croissant. A natural thing to do. Except he did it amidst a city-wide strike, one precipitated by Emmanuel Macron’s attempt to raise the minimum retirement age in France. It all makes for a unique kind of food/travel video.

So what boulangeries (bakeries) made the list? Tout Autour du Pain on rue de Turenne; Carton Paris on Boulevard de Denain; Stohrer (established in 1730) on Rue Montorgueil; Du Pain et des Idées on Rue Yves Toudic; and Cedric Grolet OPÉRA on rue de l’Opéra.

And what bakery takes the proverbial cake? Turns out, it’s Du Pain et des Idées. When we visit Paris in June, we’ll be sure to stop by…

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