Tag: bakeries

City, Food

Breakfast at Le Royal Monceau

The word buffet makes me shutter. Not because of the quality of the food, infact many buffets these days are stocked with delicious, fresh, healthy food, but because I find all of the choices overwhelming. I tend to short circuit and end up with a pile of things that don’t […]


Bob’s Bake Shop

Anybody who thinks there is no good healthy food in Paris hasn’t been to Marc Grossman’s Bob’s Juice Bar and Bob’s Kitchen, which serve amazing rice and veggie bowls, soups, salads and cold-pressed juices– his green juice concoction of kale, spirulina, apple, ginger, lemon and a bunch of other herbs […]


The Best Bread in Paris

I think Paris is the best bread city in the world. I can’t tell you how many times I stop dead in my tracks when I smell the intoxicating scent of fresh bread baking and inevitably follow my nose to another gorgeous boulangerie. Baguettes are by far the biggest sellers- […]


The Cinnamon Roll at Café Suédois

I live in the Marais. Not in the 3rd or Upper Marais but in the heart of the 4th right next to the old Jewish Quarter. If you don’t know Paris well, that’s an area associated with shopping and large crowds on weekends. While I love the hustle and bustle, […]


The Croissant aux Noix at Ladurée

  Spring has officially arrived in Paris and perhaps no bakery in the city epitomizes the season more than Ladurée with its mint green awnings, and piles of pretty pastel colored macarons in flavors like, pistachio, rose petal, and lemon verbena. Credited with starting the version popular today (two shells joined […]

Food, Restaurants

The Rhubarb Tart at Zum See

We’ve just returned from a week of skiing in the Alps and the highlight, in addition to the incredible scenery, was the food. Unlike in the US, mountain restaurants are individually owned and operated and in Zermatt in particular the little restaurants in historic farmhouses and barns are incredible. No […]