France is a country that inspires love, literature, and excellent food. In São Paulo, there is now a selection of charming pâtisseries waiting to transport your taste buds to Paris.
If you’ve never savored the exquisite taste of macarons, allow Ladurée to give you the ideal introduction. Founded in 1862 in the heart of Paris, this luxury brand is recognized throughout the entire world for its elegant and colorful pastries made with almonds and filled with cream. They are so delicious that you won’t be able to try just one. In the window there are more than 15 different types of macaron on display, everything from the more traditional pistachio and chocolate to exotic creations, such like cherry flower, rose petals, and strawberry with poppy seeds. Authenticity is important to Ladurée, and so their entire line of products is made exclusively in France and shipped to São Paulo. You’ll also find the store’s decor worth a look. Its wealth of detail will transport you right back to the French capital.
As you step into Pâtisserie Douce France, your attention is immediately drawn to the window display full of handcrafted delicacies. Under the management of Chef Fabrice Le Nud, the kitchen offers daily treats such as croissants, petit fours, cakes, mousses, and many more classic handmade recipes. Without a doubt, their house specialty and most popular dessert is their mille crepe, or thousand-layer cake, a French classic made from thin layers of pastry filled with luscious cream. And for chocolate lovers, there’s a whole world of bonbons for you to discover. The many combinations waiting to awaken your taste buds include ganache, nougat, and marzipan.
Le Vin Pâtisserie is a quaint establishment in the fashionable district of Jardins. Its menu includes carefully crafted cakes, petit fours, puff pastries, and breads that all compete for the customers’ attention. With wonderful decor and excellent service, customers love coming back here time and time again to take home a few slices of chocolate and strawberry cake or a couple of white chocolate and orange mousses to share with friends. This is the perfect place for a late breakfast before exploring São Paulo or to finish a long day’s sightseeing with a glass of champagne and a delicious pastry. You can find the second of Le Vin’s pâtisseries in the city in the nearby district of Itaim Bibi.