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Jonathan's Worldly Eats: Confessions of a Foodie - Boulangerie Ladurée


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Jonathan's Worldly Eats: Confessions of a Foodie - Boulangerie Ladurée

JonathansWorldlyEats | Jan 5, 2010 09:56 PM

Founded in 1862, Boulangerie Ladurée is the single best bakery and pastry establishments on Earth. They are credited for having inventing the quintessential French cookie, the two-layered macaron. Several locations exist across the globe, even reaching as far as Dubai and Tokyo; but the main shop on Champs-Élysées is by far the most breathtaking. You may dine-in or take the far less expensive option of taking your French delicacies to go. The to go room features a long slab of black marble in which the day's freshest offerings are proudly displayed... do your best not to drool. The macarons are unforgettable, with their creamy centers filled with fresh fruit or exotic chocolate and brittle, pastel colored cookies. But do not limit yourself to merely the macarons, truly every item on their menu will be among the most delicious sweets of your life. Let your eyes take control and do not worry about leftovers... for no matter how much you order, there will not be a single crumb remaining~

Ladurée Champs Elysées
75, avenue des Champs Elysées, Paris
To Go Shop open daily from 7:30 am to 11:00 pm
Cafe open daily from 7:30 am to Midnight, except on Sundays from 8:30 am

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*A version of this article appeared on on May 7, 2009

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