EAT YOUR WORLD

guides you to the best local dishes & drinks in
125+ cities.
See map now

EYW City Guides

London Food and Travel Guide, by Eat Your WorldGoing somewhere and wish you could take all of a city’s Eat Your World info with you? With EYW’s Kindle and City Guides, you can! Don’t miss out on any local foods or drinks during your next trip.

View available Kindle and City Guides

Join the Project

EYW wants your food photos!

Chamussa

Portugal
lsr

Upload a photo now

Food Memories

EYW wants your food stories!

5 Dishes to Eat in Peru

Peru
arwindsharma

Peru is fast-gaining a spot in international culinary conversations. It is home to dishes and flavours that are unique to the region, and not found anywhere else. Few places offer such diversity of ingredients,... Read more

Write a Food Memory now

<< back to user content in France

Morning Journey to a Boulangerie Submitted by: francesknguyen
34 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010 Paris, France

I’ve been fortunate in my travels to know what I want, especially during a 24-hour layover in Paris. I could forgive myself if I didn’t see major attractions such as the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre. However, I know I would live in constant regret if I denied myself the opportunity to break bread in the best bakery in Paris (and possibly the world).

At 5:15 am, I woke up and left my fiancé on a secret mission to visit at Du Pain et Des Idees, a bakery which was ranked as being the best Parisian bread maker in 2008 and 2012. After I walked several blocks and made two train transfers, I arrived 15 minutes early. It was cold and I was anxious to enter, but I’ll never forget peering by the window to see an old French lady pulling freshly steamed bread out of the oven. I knew I was in for a treat. At 6:45 am, I was the first customer to arrive and felt like a kid entering a candy store. Baguettes, fig pastries, almond croissants, plain croissants…everything looked so good. I must have grabbed at least five pastries in addition to their prized baguette. I think the lady was a little impressed that a foreigner was willing to arrive at the crack of dawn to purchase her bread. She was courteous and helpful, even though I was badly stumbling in my spoken French. Despite getting lost, waiting outside in the freezing cold, and making the long trek, I was able to traverse back to the hotel and surprised my beloved partner with some treats. I thankfully have the bragging rights to say I gave him some of the best baguettes and pastries in Paris!


 



Forgot password