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Best French Patisseries in Seattle

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Ooo la la! Flaky, buttery croissants, baguettes, tarts and macaroons! Dessert lovers and francophiles, here are the best Seattle has in French patisseries!

Le Panier
1902 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
206.441.3669
http://www.lepanier.com

Le Panier, created by Hubert Loevenbruck and a group of French bakers, opened its’ doors in 1983. Pike Place Market is the perfect location to share the authentic style of a classic boulangerie and patisserie with the people of Seattle. Along with these artisan bakers, he brought French equipment and technology to help in the daily bread-making process. Like the Parisians themselves, Seattlites line up to take home hot baked bread for supper. Fresh baguettes, pain au chocolat, napoleons and French macarons… a window to France – in the heart of Pike Place Market!

Belle Epicurean
1206 4th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
206.262.9404
http://www.BelleEpicurean.com

Seattle’s premiere patisserie specializing in handmade freshly prepared breakfast pastries and savory lunch items, perfect for those on the go. Voted Best Macaroons in Seattle by Seattle Met Magazine, Belle Epicurean uses all natural and organic ingredients and offer a Parisian casual dining experience in the heart of Seattle. You can find Belle Epicurean in two Seattle locations – at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Seattle (home of Seattle’s Belle’s Buns) and their new Madison Park location at 3109 E. Madison Street.

Bakery Nouveau

Located in West Seattle where the historic Blake’s Bakery once stood, William and Heather Leaman continue to make history daily with one-of-a-kind creations. With over 20 years experience in pastry, bread and chocolate, and as the captain of the 2005 Bread Bakers Guild Team USA, where he led his team to victory at the Coupe du Monde de Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking), William is quickly making Bakery Nouveau a Seattle icon. Blocks away, the aroma of fresh baked goods tantalize the nose. Take a bite of anything, and you’ll see why people make special trips to West Seattle to experience the unforgettable charm of Bakery Nouveau. Macaroons, sweet and savory tarts, handmade gourmet chocolates, and so much more. No wonder Seattle Magazine and Sunset Magazine have given them raves.

Le Fournil
3230 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98102
206.328.6523
http://www.le-fournil.com

Le Fournil was established in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood in 1997. Owner, Nicolas Pare, originally from Nantes, wanted to establish a place where people could come to get artisan bread and beautiful pastries on a daily basis. He prides himself on the quality and affordability of his product and Seattle bakery experience. All production and baking is done right next to the Eastlake café location. You can even watch Le Fournil bakers work from the sidewalk! Want a specialty dessert for your party or fresh baguettes for your office? Stop in or call to place an order.

Cafe Besalu
5909 24th Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107
206.789.1463
http://www.cafebesalu.com

Voted Best Bakery by Seattle Weekly in 2011, this cozy little patisserie in Ballard is filled with buttery pastries, croissants, and French inspired quiche. A must stop for a lazy weekend espresso and late breakfast.

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