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Popeline cream puffs by Meg Zimbeck

Popelini

This bakery — named for the Italian cook who supposedly invented pâte à choux — sells only cream puffs. Tiny, adorable cream puffs.

Practical information

Address: 53 rue Debelleyme, 75003
Nearest transport: Filles du Calvaire (8)
Hours: Closed Monday
Telephone: 01 44 61 31 44
Website Facebook

Reviews of interest

Time Out (2012) “The sweet little mouthfuls with their creamy centres are decorated with Morello cherries or finished with lemon, caramel, pistachio. Allow €1.85 each, €11 for 6 and €21 for 12.”

T Magazine (2011) “On any given day, the choux are lined up in a half dozen flavors including dark chocolate, lemon praline, salted butter caramel, Madagascar vanilla and rose; some have an additional confit filling of passion fruit or raspberry.”

Caroline Mignot (2011) “Je dirais que c’est le genre de petites choses parfaites à dévorer sur le moment, en sortant de la boutique, tandis que la crème sort de tous les côtés..”

Paris Pâtisseries (2011) “…it’s a cute shop in a fun little neighborhood. However . . . the work isn’t where it could be. I purchased three rose-framboise, a violette, a caramel, a pistache and a vanille; they were all ok – better than average…”

Dorie Greenspan (2011) “…the spare new boutique is not much bigger than the puffs in the display case — and the puffs are petit.  Very. They’re also deeply flavorful — the creams are velvety, luxurious, really, and full-flavored.”

La Maison du Chou exterior | parisbymouth.com

La Maison du Chou

In a pretty place tucked behind the abbey of Saint-Germain, MOF Manuel Martinez is producing tender cream puffs that are filled to order. Never soggy, not too sweet, and piped with a tangy filling based on fromage blanc and flavored with vanilla (nature), coffee or chocolate. A single puff is 1.70€ (about the same price as a macaron from the nearby Ladurée), or you can buy 3 for 5€, 6 for 12€ or 12 for 18€. A few tables provide a place to sip the coffee and tea that are also for sale.

Practical information

Address: 7 rue de Furstenberg, 75006
Nearest transport: Mabillon (10) or Saint-Germain (4,10)
Hours: Open Tuesday-Sunday from 11am-7pm
Telephone: 09 54 75 06 05
Website

Additional locations

Address: 5 rue Jean du Bellay, 75004
Nearest transport: Pont Marie (7)
Hours: Open every day from 11am-7pm

Reviews of interest

Sous Style (2013) An interview with Kansas-born manager Emma Gilkeson: “Our choux are different because, first of all, we fill them as you order them, in order to keep a crunchy texture of the pâte. Second, our cream isn’t a heavy  crème patissiere, it consists of mousse-like texture and a balance of sugar and fromage blanc.”

Le Figaro (2013) “Une adorable échoppe sur l’une des plus ravissantes places de Paris et un chou garni minute devant vos yeux. Une fois de plus, il s’agit d’une histoire de transmission, d’héritage gourmand pour ce cuisinier qui souhaitait aussi retrouver le goût des douceurs grand-maternelles.”

Caroline Mignot (2013) “Cette placette est l’une des plus charmantes de Paris selon moi, il y a une ambiance très particulière, une tranquilité que l’on ne trouve nulle part ailleurs, les arbres (des paulownias, arbres d’ornement originaire de Chine et de Corée), le lampadaire à cinq globes, les constructions basses, tout semble différent et surtout figé dans le temps….Voici mon préféré, le nature. Une crème mousseuse à base d’oeufs, d’un sirop de sucre et de fromage blanc, ce qui lui confère une saveur acidulée et une légèreté extra.”