Paris is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth, but you already knew that. We spent the last few weeks eating our way through the city, exploring new shops and revisiting old favorites. From the big names like Pierre Hermé and Ladurée to the smaller spots like Au Panetier, the classics like Stohrer and Poilâne, and the gorgeous, jewelry boutique-like shops of Jacques Genin and Sadaharu Aoki, we found many, many desserts to love. Here are ten essential Paris sweets for your next visit.
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Despite appearances, this treat from Patisserie Sadaharu Aoki is not a tiny green hamburger attached to a giant ball of moss. It's actually a matcha and adzuki duomo, a green tea-flavored (matcha) ball of creamy goodness containing a shell filled with sweet red bean paste (adzuki), with a miniature matcha macaron stuck on the side. It's one of the most incredible taste sensations I've ever experienced, a perfect blend of two sophisticated culinary traditions. The delicate, crispy textures, the creaminess, and the sweetness are all classically French, but the flavors are unquestionably Japanese—a melding of Aoki's Tokyo roots and his Paris influences. Sadaharu Aoki 35 Rue de Vaugirard, 75006, 6th Arrondissement, Paris, France (map) 01 45 44 48 90...