Favourite Bakeries

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a hungry man in search of beauteous bread should head to Paris, the holy grail of the golden grain. While not all the capital's bakeries will bring tears of joy to foodie eyes (far from it, unfortunately), we are confident at least one of these addresses will:

  • Bread & Roses, 62 Rue Madame, 75007- Cheap they ain't, but the slow-baked breads (give the flûte au raisins a try) and light as air viennoiseries of this Anglo-influenced bakery are worth the splurge.
  • Panifica, 15 Avenue Trudaine, 75009- Bread to cross town for (and many Parisians do). Special mention for an epic selection of organic, whole-grain tourtes loaves.
  • Du Pain et des Idées, 34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010- If only all bakeries were like this one. One taste of their amazing products (including the adulated "Pain des Amis") and you will be spoilt for life. An all-time favourite.
  • Utopie, 20 Rue Jean-Pierre Thimbaud, 75011- A hipster's delight, this bakery boasts a mouth-watering selection of unusual (certainly for Paris) breads, including a charcoal sourdough and a truly unforgettable matcha and puffed rice loaf.
  • Chambelland, 14 Rue Ternaux, 75011- Gluten intolerant? This one's for you: Paris' first (and, so far, best) gluten-free bakery (closely followed by Clementine Olivier's La Belle Vie Sans Gluten at 8 Rue Augereau, 75007).
  • Dupain, 20 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75011- Proudly flying the flag, Tanguy Lahaye's richly flavoursome organic breads are made from rigorously sourced flours and 100% Made in France ingredients.
  • Boulangerie Bo, 85bis Rue de Charenton, 75012- Everything you'd want from your local neighbourhood bakery and then some. Special mention for the "Pain Fermier".
  • Panadero Clandestino, 19 Rue du Château-des-Rentiers, 75013- Don't look for a storefront, Thierry Délabré doesn't have one. Working out of a shared workshop, Mr Delabre slow-bakes a small range of exceptional organic breads that are snapped up by Paris' top restaurants. Reserve via Facebook and turn up at the crack of dawn.
  • Pascal & Anthony, 32 Rue de Dantzig, 75015- Pascal Hérault and Anthony Raingeva's leitmotif is quality to the nth degree and it shows in a mouthwatering range of rustic and specialty breads.
  • Boulangerie Bonneau, 75 Rue d'Auteuil, 75016- An oasis in the bread desert that is West Paris. A must try: the "100% naturel" (Thursdays-Sundays only), a slow fermented loaf made from the stone-milled, ancient grain flour of the revered Roland Feuillas mill.
  • Arlette & Colette, 4 Rue de la Jonquière, 75017- Sami Bouattour, 2017 winner of Paris' best baguette, turns out a range of breads that look and smell as heavenly as they taste.
  • Le Bricheton, 20 Rue de la Réunion 75020- using only organic heritage flours, this teeny bakery is resolutely focused on making ancient grains new again. Batches are miniscule and opening hours limited; reserve ahead and arrive at the opening (17h00) or leave empty-handed.