Lockdown doesn’t have to rhyme with feeling down, and the best way to stay positive right now is to indulge in a sweet treat. Paris has an abundance of talented bakers, pastry makers, ice cream makers and chocolate makers who have stayed open during lockdown and who also offer home delivery. It would be a pity not to take advantage of this opportunity!
Chocolate makers offering takeaway sales
Lafayette Maison & Gourmet
Opposite the famous Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Hausmann, the department store’s gourmet food branch proposes a selection of the best known names in chocolate- and pastry-making. Le Magasin Gourmet is open Mondays to Saturdays during lockdown from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm (except public holidays).
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Lenôtre’smacarons, chocolates and confectionery can be home-delivered by a courier but you can also order online and collect from the shop.
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Le Chocolat Alain Ducasse
In Paris, you can have famous top chef Alain Ducasse’s delicious chocolates delivered to your door by a courier. From advent calendars, boxes, spreads and bars to praline-flavoured and even coconut milk chocolate, a multitude of creations crafting from cocoa beans from all over the world.
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Ice cream makers offering home delivery
Feel like a tasty but healthy treat? Have some frozen yoghurt, created by the Franco-American brand California Bliss and home made in Aix-en-Provence, delivered to your door.
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The shops of Paris’s most famous ice cream makers may be closed but Maison Berthillon guarantees ‘Chronofresh’ delivery of its products anywhere in mainland France. Sorbets, home-made ice creams and ice cream cakes are all available!
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Which flavour will you choose? Blueberry and mint chocolate chip cheesecake, Brazilian banana and Sri Lankan coconut sorbet, or red berries with violet and roasted peanuts? The full range of Amorino’s ice creams are available for home delivery either as two scoops of your choice in a bowl or – to keep you going through lockdown – in 550-ml or 1100-ml boxes.
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Bakers and pastry makers where you can indulge your sweet tooth
Paris’s top bakers and pastry makers have kept their shops open at the usual opening times, so you can be sure to find your daily fresh bread and croissants. Some of them also propose a ‘click & collect’ service (order online from the shop and pick up your order as soon as it’s ready) or home delivery.
Le Boulanger de la Tour
You’ve undoubtedly heard of Paris’s illustrious Tour d’Argent restaurant, but did you know that it has its own bakery? During lockdown you can buy bread, Viennese pastries and cakes from Le Boulanger de la Tour shop at 2, rue du Cardinal Lemoine (open at the usual times), using click & collect, or have them delivered to your door.
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One of Paris’s best known bakers, Eric Kayser will deliver what you like – granola, tarts, Viennese pastries, almond sponge fingers – where you like. Except for red berry tarts – they are too fragile!
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The same is true for the bakers and pastry makers Arnaud Delmontel who will deliver to any arrondissement in Paris. Elaborate pièces montées, fruit cakes or macarons, whatever takes your fancy!
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The Hotel Meurice’s pastry chef has a special ‘click & collect’ web page where you can peruse his full range of delicacies, place your order and pick it up from the shops on the Avenue de l’Opéra or in Rue de Castiglione at the Pâtisserie du Meurice.
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Famous chef Cyril Lignac’s five Parisian pâtisseries have remained open during the lockdown. However, you can also order online and collect from the shop or have your order delivered – by courier in Paris and the Paris region or by the post office (Colissimo rate) elsewhere in France or abroad.
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The first vegan pastry shop in France – all Viennese pastries, rum babas, pumpkin pies, individual tarts and fruit cakes are made without animal products. These sweet or savoury treats are available for home delivery or click & collect from VG Pâtisserie.
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The best tea rooms – in your own home!
Paris’s top tea rooms may have had to close their doors, but fear not, their specialities are still available on a takeaway basis.
With its famous traditional hot chocolate, knows as the ‘Africain’, Angelina’s is THE Parisian tea-room par excellence. You can still enjoy their delicious pastries – the shop on the left bank (108, rue du Bac 75007 Paris) remains open for takeaway orders.
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Colorova’s complete menu is available for home delivery or takeaway orders. Try their delicious pastries (caramel tart, banana bread, praline flan, and more) or a brunch menu with tasty sandwiches, burgers or toast.
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Many of the locals in the Batignolles and Mouffetard districts are regular customers of Dose, especially in the morning, and for good reason – their hot drinks menus based on freshly roasted coffee beans, as well as their pancakes, scones, muffins and fresh fruit juices. Both shops are still open for takeaway sales and offer click & collect. (82, place du Dr Félix Lobligeois 75017 Paris et 73, rue Mouffetard 75005 Paris).
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