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Best Desserts to Eat in Paris

best desserts paris

Ah, Paris. For those with a sweet tooth, or even those without, this city is seriously filled with great dessert spots. From pastries, sweets, and savory snacks, here are some of the places not to miss on your quest to find the best desserts in Paris!


There’s a reason why this famous macaron place is a household name and now has branches all over the world! Their macarons are firm, flavorful, and varied. I recommend getting a box and trying their caramel, orange blossom, coffee, pistachio, and rose petal – so good!

There are tons of other desserts to choose from, but for those without a sweet tooth, Laduree also serves great food too if you’re looking for a brunch/lunch spot (try their omelette with truffles or any sort of pastry).

best desserts paris

best desserts paris

Pierre Herme

Laduree’s main competitor, Pierre Herme’s macarons are lighter and more subtle in taste, the delicate desserts tantalizing your sense of smell. Their classic rose flavor is incredibly fragrant, mogador (milk chocolate and passion fruit) is not to be missed, and they also carry unique seasonal flavors such as white truffle and foie gras.

Though the place specializes in macarons, Pierre Herme also has mouth-watering desserts. I had perhaps the best chocolate mousse cake of my life there!

Berthillon ice cream

A household name in Paris, Berthillon is a manufacturer and retailer of luxury ice cream and sorbets! Their main store actually lies on the Ile Saint-Louis, one of the two natural islands in the Seine. With numerous tasty flavors, the only advice I have is to make sure you top your ice cream off with chantilly (whipped cream.) Berthillon offers two flavors — vanilla and raspberry.


Amorino gelato

A popular spot in Paris, Amorino was actually created in 2002 by two Italians and now has branches all over the world. They make high quality gelato as naturally as possible with no artificial colors or flavors, and shape each gelato scoop as a rose petal to form a flower cone! Great on a hot summer day.

La Creperie de Josselin

A well known creperie specializing in — you guessed it — crepes! There’s a wonderful homey atmosphere, and an abundance of sweet and savory crepes to choose from. I recommend anything with nutella or the specialty crepe with egg, bacon and creme fraiche is amazing!

Pain au chocolat

You cannot come to Paris without tasting an authentic chocolate croissant, and you’ll be surprised what you find in little corner bakeries. Try visiting in the mornings, when they have freshly come out of the oven. There is nothing better than a perfectly flaky croissant!

What are some of your favorite spots? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Lindsay August 26, 2016 at 12:56 am

    I gasped when I saw that ice cream. Wow. Your photos are giving me the serious munchies. And you serious captured that flaky texture. Ohhh yum.

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:14 am

      Thank you so much for reading, Lindsay! Hope you enjoyed the content <3

  • Alli Rutherford Smith August 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

    I’m a huge fan of macarons and I always get them when I’m in St. Martin. There’s also a french bakery in Charlotte that has pretty good macarons – not as good as the ones on the French side of St. Martin, but they will do. I long to visit Paris and try all the desserts you’ve mentioned here. Yum!

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:11 am

      Ooooh, that sounds delicious! Let me know if you do go please 🙂

  • dana vento August 26, 2016 at 5:55 am

    I love traveling to places just for the food. culinary travel . In this case, I think that the best desserts in Paris just might need to be taste-tested. I need to get jetset and go

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:09 am

      You and me both! An ‘eatinerary’ for every trip is at the top of my list 😉

  • Nancy Reyes August 26, 2016 at 8:15 am

    These are some great ideas, And that ice cream I would be in heaven. Your pictures are so bright and vibrant, captures the beauty in the food

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much for the kind words! <3

  • Pam Wattenbarger August 26, 2016 at 8:38 am

    I have a major sweet tooth so I love a good dessert. All of these look amazing. If I’m ever in Paris I will have to check them all out.

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thank you so much – let me know if you get to try them out! 🙂

  • Paula Schuck August 26, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Thanks so much for sharing all these delicious recommendations.Honestly, the best desserts in Paris are any desserts. Because I’m already in Paris!

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Ahhh, have so much fun! Hope you get to eat all the desserts around Paris 🙂

  • lisa August 26, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I love a good dessert. All of these tasty treats look amazing. I would love to see Paris some day and also try these shops!

    • Pier Nirandara August 26, 2016 at 11:07 am

      Thank you, and you and me both regarding loving desserts! 🙂

  • Jeanine August 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    These all look amazing! I don’t think I’ve tired any of these desserts. Would love to try some of them and see what they are all about. Being that they are in Paris I bet they are awesome.

  • Brandy August 26, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t think I could pick just one, they all look super yummy! I hope to visit Paris someday!

  • uprunforlife August 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    You had me at the title. I love sweets. The gelato looks so good. I enjoy ice cream.

  • Amanda Love August 27, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Truly, there is nothing like the desserts in Paris! We were there a couple of months ago and it was divine! French Macarons will lighten up your day no matter how dull it is!

  • Rebecca Swenor August 27, 2016 at 7:23 am

    These look like amazing places to get desserts. I really would love to try the coffee pistachio macaron from Laduree. The Amorino and the Gelato’s look so delicious. Yummy!! Thanks for sharing these amazing places and I hope to get to Paris some day.

    • Pier Nirandara August 29, 2016 at 10:08 am

      Ahh, just thinking about it makes me hungry! They’re so delicious 🙂 Thank you for reading, Rebecca! x

  • Nicole Haas Etolen August 27, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Paris is love! I love everything about Paris and these desserts are really tempting!

  • Abby August 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    There’s an Amirono in Atlanta now. It’s pretty good and Laduree is my obsession. There’s a NY store.

  • wildishjess August 27, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    I haven’t been to Paris but macarons are on my list to try there one day! I just love all of the colors!

  • savingcmncents August 28, 2016 at 5:56 am

    I’ve yet to get to Paris, but when I do, macarons are definitely going to be a priority. The colors and textures are amazing and it’s such a fancy looking treat!

    • Pier Nirandara August 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

      They’re simply delicious! Can’t wait for you to try them out.

  • mimicutelips August 29, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Each item looks even better than the last picture. I see macarons everywhere but I’ve never had one. That ice cream looks amazing and I love the shape.

    • Pier Nirandara August 29, 2016 at 11:49 pm

      It truly is yummy! Would recommend 🙂

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