Friday, June 20, 2014

Pain de Sucre Bakery

It's hard to believe it's been nearly 3 months since we returned from our Paris vacation.  Time flies and I feel like there's still so many yummy spots I haven't shared!  Pain de Sucre was a bakery at the top of my list.  One day as we were meandering the streets, we had some extra time before our dinner plans and we pulled up Pain de Sucre on Google Maps.  Walking up and down the street that Google Maps led us to, the bakery was nowhere in sight.  Could Google Maps have led us astray?!  As my spirits dipped at the lost opportunity, my husband spotted the store:

Pain de Sucre Paris Swimwear
Pain de Sucre...not the bakery one.
It was the right name, but not exactly what I had in mind.  What a sad realization!  Even more sad when my husband couldn't stop laughing at how disappointed I was.
I guess we were physically closer to this store so that's what pulled up first in our Google Maps search.  Thankfully the following day we had time to search for the correct store located on Rue Rambuteau in Le Marais, a great district to walk around especially on a Sunday.

Pain de Sucre Bakery Paris France Rue Rambuteau
The correct Pain de Sucre!
Pain de Sucre has two shops located right next to each other.  One side is a patisserie that sells desserts such as ice cream, marshmallows, my favorite mille feuille, and other fine desserts.  Colorful marshmallows of various flavors filled glass jars lining the window.  We picked up a coconut chocolate one and it was everything you'd expect a homemade marshmallow to be: light and fluffy, full of flavor, and melts on your tongue. If you've never had a homemade marshmallow, try one out the next time you see it at a local bakery.  It'll be hard to return to store bought ones after that.

Handmade marshmallow Coconut Chocolate Pain de Sucre Paris
Pain de Sucre: Coconut Chocolate Marshmallow
We almost missed their adjacent (and original) shop, which is more of a boulangerie selling breads, pastries, sandwiches, and savory eclairs among some other sweets.  We got our usual selection of a croissant and a pain au chocolat.

Pain au Chocolat and Croissant Pain de Sucre Paris France
Pain de Sucre: Pain au Chocolat and Croissant
These were certainly among the best, just shy of my favorite pain au chocolat from Du Pain et des Idées and croissant from Ble Sucre.  We went to so many reputable bakeries that it was hard to encounter a bad pastry.  At Pain de Sucre we also picked up a roasted duck and fennel sandwich for our plane ride the next day.  I think we've started a habit of buying food for the plane, particularly sandwiches, after our trip to NYC.  Some habits like this are good to start!

Duck and fennel sandwich pain de sucre paris france
Pain de Sucre: Roasted Duck and Fennel Sandwich
It's definitely worth your time to stop by Pain de Sucre, just make sure you go to the correct store and not end up sadly outside a swimwear shop.  :)

Pain de Sucre
14 Rue Rambuteau
75003 Paris, France
Open Thurs-Mon 10am-8pm
Closed Tues, Wed

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