As it's the holiday season, we have unearthed the 4 best tested and validated spots for you to taste delicious oriental sweets in Paris. What to make a good impression with exotic pastries and more original than usual. Success guaranteed!
Maison Aleph, the classiest
These Levantine/Syrian-inspired pastries are the perfect synthesis between oriental know-how and French subtlety.
We tested: the pistachio log and the bird's nests (a killer).
We would like to try: the famous knefeh and their galette des rois!
Laouz, Algerian excellence
With Laouz, head for Algeria, and its delicious sweets with dates, almonds, honey and ancestral spices.
We tested: the makrout, the dziriette, the cones (the tea-matcha is incredible), and the aumonières (exquisite and subtle), the kelb-elouz, the raspberry-lychee flower…
We would like to try: the yuzu-ginger clover, the mint-chocolate flower and the almond baklawa.
Kenza's most famous ring
La Bague de Kenza is the Parisian benchmark for oriental and Algerian pastries. The historic shop in eastern Paris opened its doors in 1993, and continues to delight sweet palates in search of North African sweets.
We tested: the cigar, the pistachio cone (mmhh), the strawberry dziriatte, and the golden finger.
We would like to try: the pistachio tie, the pistachio ghribia and the almond cone.
Maison Hallab, the most Lebanese
The famous Lebanese pastry chef from Tripoli is one of the most famous pastry chefs in the Middle East. Recently installed in Paris, you will find in this first Parisian boutique of the brand the legendary sweet Lebanese products!
We tested: the knefeh, the namoura, and the kashtas.
We would like to test: everything else!
And you, do you know of any other good addresses? Feel free to share them in the comments!