Your new one-stop shop for all of Paris’ star pâtissiers: cakes, tartes and éclairs by Philippe Conticini (Pâtisserie des Rêves); Hugues Pouget (Hugo & Victor); Pierre Hermé; Christophe Adam (L’éclair de Génie); Olivier Haustraete (Boulangerie BO); Jonathan Blot (Acide Macaron); and Cyril Lignac. Delivered fresh every day: the first shop to bring together so many big names in one glass display case.
If you are only in Paris for a weekend and don’t have time to chase cakes from St Germain to Bastille, go to Fou de Pâtisserie for a slim, triangular tart from H&V or an éclair ‘de génie’. Eat immediately at the two tables outside, or stock up on macarons from Hermé (the best in town) as well as chocolates, bags of orangettes, biscuits and marshmallows for presents to take home. I’ll be stopping by every month to check out the changing menu.
Best of all, the shop that started as a cult magazine for pastry chefs, Fou de Pâtisserie, is located in Paris’ culinary epicentre: on the rue de Montorgueil, lined with cheese-shops, greengrocers and other gems. Just around the corner is G. Detou, for all your pastry ingredients, and Dehillerin, Mora, Bovida, A. Simon for all your equipment.
Fou de Pâtisserie – 45 rue Montorgueil, 75002 Paris
Open Tues-Friday 11am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-8pm and Sun 9.30am 1.30pm
(Individual cakes all at €5.90)