Where to Find the Best Cookies in Paris
Cookies probably aren’t one of the first foodie delights that come to mind when you think of Paris. But they should be!
Paris is known for being home to some of the world’s best bakeries and sweet shops, and cookies are no exception. So come along with me and let’s discover where to find the best cookies in Paris!
Stoney Clove Bakery
Tucked away on a notable foodie street just meters from bustling Rue Montorgeuil lies Stoney Clove Bakery. And incidentally one of the spots where you can find the best cookies in Paris. You’ll probably be able to detect the scent of freshly baked cookies from blocks away. Yes, they really are that good.
Choose from sizeable, American-style chocolate chip, peanut butter, white chocolate chip, or M&M cookies. They’ve also got cupcakes and seasonal sweet treats on offer. The cozy interior is standing room only, but they have an open kitchen concept, which is pretty cool – you can actually see the bakers making the goods!
Stoney clove bakery – 71 rue grenata 75002
open tuesday-saturday 11AM//7PM
Part of a renowned restaurant network, the Smiths is a small yet delicious bakery located in the heart of Saint-Germain. Open all day, and late at night it is popular with students, tourists and locals alike. You can stop in here for sweet and savory snacks like croissants, fruit tarts, quiches, sandwiches and even salads.
Everything is homemade and worth a try, but the real standout is their cookies. Decadent and perfectly chewy, these beauties feature milk or dark chocolate chunks and toasted pecans. The cookies are quite generous and rich, so this is a great spot if you’ve got a big sweet tooth.
the smiths – 12 rue de buci 75006
metro: mabillon, Odeon
open daily 8:45AM//11PM
La Grande Epicerie
Situated in the posh 7th arrondissment, the Grande Épicerie is perhaps the most luxe supermarket in the city. Here you’ll find all sorts of delicious specialty goodies, as they have an in-store bakery, butcher, cheesemonger, fishmonger, and even a patisserie.
What most people don’t know is that they also recently started baking some of the best cookies in Paris. Head to the pastry counter to try one of their 4 cookie varieties; pistachio & white chocolate, sarrasin & coffee, vanilla & milk chocolate, or caramel. I love the unique flavors in the cookies they offer because the different elements just work so well together. You can tell a master pâtissier is behind the recipes.
la grande epicerie – 24 rue de sevres 75007
open monday- saturday 8:30AM//9PM
Scoop Me a Cookie
One place to find some of the best cookies in Paris is Scoop Me a Cookie. There are several shops across the city, from Marais to Batignolles. And they offer a delivery option, too! So no matter where in Paris you are, you can get your cookie fix from here.
Scoop Me a Cookie has over 30 creative flavors on offer, so there’s a little something for every cookie lover. From matcha to caramelized banana, their toppings really are unique, and delicious! And if you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, you can create and order your very own custom cookies online.
scoop me a cookie – 38 rue de bretagne 75003
metro: filles du calvaire
open tuesday – sunday 10AM//8PM
Up next on my list of where to find the best cookies in Paris is Mokonuts. Hopping over to the trendy 11th arrondissement, you’ll find this delightful family-run café with exceptional sweet and savory prowess.
A dedication to fresh ingredients and the multicultural soul of Mokonuts are part of what makes their food (and of course, their cookies!) stand out as some of the best in Paris. Middle Eastern inspired flavors blend with Japanese influences and classic French touches to create the ultimate mélange.
The cookies are baked fresh throughout the day which means there’s always a batch fresh out of the oven. They feature unique ingredients like rye flour, and dried cranberries, but these unusual flavors provide a culinary complexity rarely found in a humble cookie.
mokonuts – 5 rue saint-bernard 75011
open monday – friday 9AM//3:30PM
La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac -Sèvres
Heading back over to the Left Bank, stop in to La Pâtisserie Cyril Lignac on the Rue de Sèvres to find some of the best cookies in Paris. Master pâtissier, Cyril Lignac is know for his elegant sweet treats. Cakes, pastries, chocolates and of course, cookies line the windows in his shops across Paris.
Perfectly baked and sumptuously chewy, the chocolate chip cookies here are truly one of the best I’ve ever had. Caster sugar and two different kinds of chocolate really set these ones apart; lending an almost savory note to the decadent chocolate taste.
patisserie cyril lignac – 133 rue de sevres 75006
open tuesday – sunday 7AM//8PM
Poilâne is a household name in Paris, and it’s a bakery well-known for their signature sourdough bread. Many cafés and even food markets serve this bread, and it makes for an exceptional croque monsieur base.
But beyond some great bread, what does Poilâne have to offer? Well, it’s one place where you can find the best cookies in Paris! Unlike the other cookies mentioned in this article, Poilâne’s version is called la punition and it’s more of a sablé or small butter cookie. Incredibly simple, yet delightful, these tiny cookies melt in your mouth. And once you start, it’s hard to stop eating them. No really, they are THAT good.
Poilâne – 38 rue debellyeme 75003
metro: filles du calvaire
open tuesday – sunday 7AM//8:30PM
Situated in the foodie-haven 9th arrondissement, Mamiche is one place where you can find the best cookies in Paris. They’ve just opened a second location in the 10th, though I haven’t made it over there, yet.
A delightful bakery in it’s own right, Mamiche masters bread and pastry making, which is a difficult balance. They seem to hit every note perfectly in their bread (their famous large lovaes called Miche, are worth a try!) as well as in their cookies. Hearty, rich and exploding with chocolate, these cookies are the stuff dreams are made of – at least for a chocolate lovers like me!
Mamiche – 45 rue condorcet 75009
open tuesday – Saturday 8AM//7PM
Now that you’ve indulged in the best cookies Paris has to offer, why not do as the Parisians do and balance it out? Join one of our guided neighborhood walking tours and discover the city with a local guide. Click here for more information.
See you soon in Paris!