Chausson au pomme may be one of my 25 TOP viennoiseries/pastires to munch on in Paris...
I had my 1st chausson from Du Pain et des Idees yesterday (eaten dans le rue ahem).
Normalment a chausson is full of apple compote so you can feel slightly less guilty eating it. But Du Pains has a whole slice of apple baked inside with the skin left on! Quelle surprise and trés delish. This is a chausson au pomme not to be missed.
Trish Deseine is a big fan of DPEDI and includes them in her top 5 cake stops in Paris.
She also raves about the antique interior decor.
Me, I'm nuts for their FAB vintage tin collection in the windows
David Lebovitz' Paris Pastry lists DPEDI in his best Paris TOP 25. Plus you don't need internet to access most of his info. I found out wandering on rue Yves Toudic last Sunday hoping to buy a croissant etc. I also found out Du Pain is closed on Saturdays and Sundays Thanks to David's app.
It was dear Judy and spouse who told me there was a terrific boulangerie around the corner from their hotel at Republique when I delivered their anniversary in Paris portrait.
I hit on boulangerie Aux Peches Normands also on rue Yves Toudic yesterday.
They even have a tiny cafe in the back for your petit Dejeuner.
Along with all the usual suspects they have many Normande specialties
These criss-cross apple tartes were all over Rouen when I visited in September.
Both of these delightful boulangerie are on either end of rue Yves Toudic. Clever Agnes B. has two old fashioned bakers posted outside their shop as a clue to keep walking. You will be rewarded. At least that's what I think...
I was pleased as punch to see David lists Au 140 on my home turf in his Top 25.
I go here all the time and there is ALWAYS a line.
They have won best baguette and best croissant so no wonder...
They always have the latest seasonal fruit in a tarte planted in the window. This is why the Paris boulangerie must not be missed. Patisseries are for elaborate gateaux. But for your basic seasonal fruit tarte head to any boulangerie SVP.
My chausson au pomme was terrific but now I'm mad for the baked apple slice at Du Pain. By the way Trish Deseine likes Au 140 too. Almost all boulangeries have illustrations of bakers and croissants on their bags which I find endearing and highly collectable even when besmirched with butter stains...