“Îles flottantes turned out
Of fluffy white.”
No trip to Paris shall ever be complete without trying some (or all!) of the top 10 desserts to eat in Paris!
When in Paris, not devouring the conventional crêpe is similar to committing a unjustifiable, indefensible sin. Crêpes unquestionably take the first position in Top 10 Desserts To Eat In Paris.
(A crêpe traditionally to a sweet crêpe, while the word galette is usually used to describe a “savory crêpe”.)
2. Eclair au chocolat
Very delicious, soft, and mouth-watering. The word comes from French éclair ‘flash of lightning’, so named because it is devoured swiftly (in a flash). Go fetch your spoon! You’re in for a real treat.
3. Creme Brulee
Everyone needs a crème brûlée in their lives. Break the caramelized sugar crust and dig into the smooth custard-like vanilla filling. So many flavors of crème brûlée exist why not try more than one?
Perhaps the most coveted, best-selling cookie in Paris. The macaron is round in shape and available in variety of flavors: almond, salted caramel, honey, rose, lemon, chocolate. These colorful bunch are famous sweets and are made primarily of almond flour, sugar, and egg whites.
A traditional cake in a shell shape which originates from the Lorraine region. These tend to dissolve in your mouth. Can there be a love more sweet, pure, and soft than a piece of Madeleine? Never. Hence, one of the Top 10 Desserts To Eat In Paris.
6. Baba au Rhum
Savor a dessert with Rum in it. Dessert + Liquor = Double Blessing. Your taste buds will thank you and you can thank us.
7. Île flottante
Known as Floating Island Dessert – meringue floating in vanilla creme. Île Flottante is not only irresistible, but also appetizing. Let your taste buds ‘float’ into this delicious creation *slurp*
Sprinkled with pearl sugar, these come with a filling of mousse or custard, dipped in chocolate. If eating this wouldn’t solve all the problems of your life, then nothing else will.
10. Choux à la crème
Quintessentially French. Used in French weddings – nowadays, served with macrons. Choux à la crème undoubtedly rounds out our list of Top 10 Desserts To Eat In Paris.
ParisbyM believes, ‘Life is short. Eat dessert first’, is the maxim to solemnly pledge by. Hence, we have complied other must-try desserts not to be missed- when in Paris.
Other must-try desserts:
Who would’ve thought beating and whisking the egg whites can give the world a tasty treat. A Meringue a day keeps the blues away.
This classic french pastry, also called ‘Napoleon’, is light, flaky and airy, but also heavy with cream and jam between the layers. Literally the name translates into ‘a thousand leaves’.
Tarte Tatin is like no other apple pie in the whole wide world. Traditionally the filling of apples is caramelized in butter and sugar until brown. It is in fact an upside-down pastry. Hopefully this is enough to satiate the sweet-tooth in you.
Visually appealing with an extra knock of raspberry flavor. Yummy goes straight into your tummy!
Paris–Brest–Paris is a cycling event like Tour De France. To keep the memory alive of the event, in 1910, the pastry was named ‘Paris Brest’ to acknowledge the mark of the event. A sweet treat which is definitely a must-eat in Paris.
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