Donuts Paris: my report on the quintessential American pastry in the City of Light. It is more than just a summer treat. Stuffed with jam, pastry cream, or chocolate and dusted with powdery sugar, the city has some of the most delectable eateries for fritters and donuts of all shapes and sizes.
And I am sharing where to find the best donuts in Paris or the best doughnuts in Paris, depending on how you feel about the spelling!
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Donuts: Paris, where are the best ones?
The best way to indulge in the culinary delights of the city is by visiting each donut eatery and tasting some of its favorites. I know it's tough, but someone had to do it! Luckily I did the research for you!
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Without a doubt, the BEST donuts in Paris! Made with authenticity and creativity, Boneshaker is the brainchild of pastry chef Amanda Bankert and her husband, Louis Scott. Not only do they serve the traditional American donut with cinnamon, caramel, and chocolate, but they also think out of the box and amaze their customers with wild toppings like mulled wine, caramelized popcorn and bourbon, chocolate marshmallow, and even stuffed apple pie donuts!
Their products are 100% plant-based and made fresh every morning. They also offer coffee and brownies to go with your donut.
Address: 86 rue d'Aboukir, 2nd Arr
C’est mon Donuts
Made with delicious gourmet toppings, C’est mon Donut has several shops across the city and the suburbs. With heaps of Oreos, kinder, smarties, and Ferrero rocher, the store offers a serious gastronomy experience for foodies and donut lovers.
With new recipes every week, C’est mon Donuts appeals to both classic donut lovers and kids who love overloaded toppings!
Address: 49 R. du Chemin Vert, 11th Arr
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The French Donuts (formerly Humm…Donuts)
A must-visit for any American donut lover, the menu of The French Donuts changes every month with newer toppings and flavors. Along with classic vanilla, cinnamon, and powdered sugar donuts, their ‘ultra’ gourmet donuts are a sight to behold.
With zero additives and preservatives, they make their donuts in-house every morning with fresh ingredients. The chef even advises booking your donut order a day before as they’re very much in demand and are polished off quite quickly.
Address: 58 Rue la Bruyère, 9th Arr
A cute Parisian story of two BFFs, Besties Bakery makes up for the lack of ultra, ultra gourmet donuts in France. Serving American-style pastel pastries, Besties has a wide variety of options for donuts, cupcakes, regular cakes, and seasonal sweets.
They also offer themed boxes for special occasions. A must-have for all donut cravings!
Address: 10 rue des Bernardins, 5th Arr
Located on the left bank, Donuterie is a bright, pretty shop offering delicious American-style donuts with gorgeous toppings. Some donuts are even stuffed with apple jam or chocolate for extra flavor.
With so many different flavors, it is impossible to go wrong in this eaterie. They also offer beverages making it a great snack on the go.
Address: 8bis Rue Juge, 15th Arr
Paris is a city that loves its sweets, and donuts are a growing favorite. Now you know the best places to snag some sugary treats! Whether you have a sweet tooth or need to satisfy your craving for something crispy and chewy, you can't go wrong with visiting one of these top donuts Paris in spots.
Donuts: Paris, assignment complete!
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- Look for fares using sites like Skyscanner or Expedia.com.
- For France (Paris) coming from the West Coast, I typically fly Air France or United. From the East Coast, I typically fly Air France or Delta.
- If you travel frequently, consider investing in a Priority Pass for airport lounge access. Not only will you have a spot to relax before your flight and charge your devices, but you can eat and drink for free (without paying crazy airport prices!)
- I use Expedia.com, Booking.com, and Hotels.com to find lodging. Always check the reviews on TripAdvisor before booking!
- For rental car agencies, try Rentalcars.com. When traveling in Europe, I use AutoEurope to make reservations. They find the best rates and allow you to compare different car rental agencies. I typically book with Sixt.
- For transportation from the CDG airport to anywhere within Paris, consider pre-booking with Get Transfer. It is one way to be stress-free and you can request an English-speaking driver.
- Tours + Atractions
- I book tours with companies like Viator and GetYourGuide. Both have a wide variety of activities for every travel style. Other companies to look at include Tours by Locals and Withlocals.
- If you’re visiting a city with multiple attractions, be sure to check out a discount pass, such as CityPASS or Go City.
- Context Travel is another option and they offer more educational-based activities.
- If you are looking to buy tickets to attractions, check out Tiquet.
- Don't Forget Travel Photos
- One of my favorite things to do is to get photos taken of me while on vacation. Flytographer is a great option with photographers all over the world.
- Peace of Mind
- It’s important to have some type of travel insurance to cover any unforeseen accidents, illnesses, threats, or cancellations. I always travel with insurance and would recommend SafetyWing, SquareMouth or Travelex Insurance are good options.
- Should you have any trouble with flight delays to the extent you feel you deserve compensation, I encourage you to check out and use AirHelp. I used them and for 1 claim I got compensated (transparency: a 2nd claim did not, but I was still glad I tried!).