In Search of the Best Croissant in Paris

Eating a croissant in Paris is one of life’s great pleasures. Some might even say (myself included) that it is up there with graduating school forever, winning the lottery or a long shower after a camping trip. Yup, they are that good.When in Paris this year I set myself the task of eating my way around Paris’ best bakeries and patisseries in search of the best croissant in Paris. A task I was more than happy to undergo in the name of research marketing. So to save yourself the trouble (though really I’m sure you’d happily do the same), here are the winners of where you will find the best croissants in Paris!

Where to find the Best Croissant in Paris

There are actually awards for the best buttery croissants in Paris each year and for pastry chefs of Paris, it is kinda a big deal. With the list slightly changing each year and a few newcomers popping up on the scene, here are the best croissants in Paris right now: 

1. Boulangerie Schou

96 rue de la Faisanderie, 75016

2. Eric Kayser

14 Rue Monge, 19 Rue Valette and 16 Rue des Petits Carreaux

3. 134 RdT

134 rue de Turenne, 75003 and Yohann Gressent of Boulangerie-Pâtisserie Colbert, 49 rue de Houdan, 92330 (Sceaux)

4. L’Artisan des Gourmands

60 rue de la Convention, 75015 and Nelly Julien of Douceurs et Traditions, 85 rue St Dominique, 75007

5. Le Grenier à Pain des Abbesses

38 rue des Abbesses, 75018 and Benoît Castel of Liberté, 39 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010

6. Boulangerie Pichard

88 rue Cambronne, 75015

Cover image by Faye Bullock for World of Wanderlust