If you fancy some croissants for breakfast, we’ve featured 10 top French bakeries in Massachusetts in the list below.
Praliné is situated in Belmont and was founded by Sophie, who is originally from France, learning from all sorts of French pastry chefs and patissiers. She now brings this passion to her store, creating all sorts of desserts and baked goods using the skills she has gained.
On the menu are an assortment of macarons, patisseries, chocolates, and croissants, that are made with no artificial flavors, traditional techniques, and all with no trans-fat included! Praliné also offers a catering service, perfect if you require a sweet treat for an event or wedding.
Reach out to Praliné.
2. Le Petit Four
Le Petit Four in Needham prides itself on using the finest ingredients for its pastries and baked items. Knowing that only the best will do, they even source their butter from Europe, to make sure they have the right fat content and therefore the perfect flavor.
Every item in stock is made by hand with a selection of pastries and loaves of bread available every day, including pains aux chocolats, viennoiseries, croissants, fougasse, and more! Le Petit Four also take orders in advance, as well as provides catering for a range of events.
Get in touch with Le Petit Four.
3. Collette Bakery
Collette Bakery is run by French couple Nathalie and Franck, who wanted to bring their passion for baking to Medford and the wider Boston area. All of their bread and pastries are made fresh daily by bakers from France so you know you are getting something authentic.
Although they haven’t been in business for all that long, the local community is raving about them and they have been featured in a few local publications such as the Boston Globe. On the menu are an assortment of viennoiseries including croissants, patisserie items, fresh bread, and gateaux in all sorts of classic flavors.
Grab a bite at Collette Bakery.
4. La Saison Bakery
La Saison originally began in the city of Tehran in Iran in 2007, but 10 years later after its founder Soheil Fathi emigrated to the US, it was set up in Cambridge. A store in Boston soon followed.
The main aim of La Saison Bakery is to blend together a fine French boulangerie and a range of other cultures, a testament to its founder’s heritage. Alongside traditional offerings, you’ll also find sourdough pizzas, barbari bread which is a Persian delicacy, cookies, and brownies.
Start a conversation with La Saison Bakery.
5. French Memories
French Memories has been a part of the Duxbury landscape for over 3 decades. Owned by Phillippe and Debra Odier, the former coming from a family of Parisian pastry chefs, they’re beloved by the South Shore community.
Everything is handmade from the best ingredients possible, with no shortcuts! There’s a range of sweet and savory options available, from baguette sandwiches through to petits fours and fine pastries. You can even pick up some fine French and European cheeses to take home!
Why not pay French Memories a visit?
6. Lakon Paris Patisserie
They get off to an early start at Lakon Paris Patisserie, with the bakers getting up early to make all of their baked items by hand. That way they are as fresh as possible for the perfect morning treat for you as soon as they open their doors!
They specialize in croissants in all kinds of flavors both sweet and savory, from ham and cheese to lemon meringue. There are also mousses, macarons, and fresh coffee to wash everything down with.
You can find Lakon Paris Patisserie in Newton Highlands, so say hello!
7. La Luce Pastry Shop
La Luce Pastry Shop is owned by Elias Saade, originally from Lebanon who trained extensively in the art of French pastry making before making his dream a reality when he opened the La Luce Pastry Shop in Dedham in 2014.
Elias and his team create a range of croissants, pastries, mousses, and cakes daily. You can even order a crepe or two, which will be made in front of you whenever you order! With all sorts of sweet and savory toppings, there is sure to be one that suits you.
Get in contact with La Luce Pastry Shop.
8. Pain D’Avignon
Located in Hyannis, Pain D’Avignon has been in business for over 30 years, having been founded in 1992. They pride themselves on their traditional baking techniques, allowing them to create bread and other items that have been celebrated by many newspapers and magazines.
From small beginnings, the bakery has expanded to not only attending farmer’s markets across the state but also featuring a fine dining restaurant celebrating the best of French cuisine. With all sorts of bread, croissants, and pastries available there is one for every occasion.
Enquire with Pain D’Avignon.
9. Sabrine Bakery & Café
Sabrine Bakery & Café in Revere take the inspiration for their menu from French, US and Moroccan influences. With a range of different flavors and tastes available daily, there’s plenty to try!
Alongside traditional French bread and a viennoiserie section with items such as croissants, tartes and mille feuilles, they also serve traditional Moroccan cuisine including tagines and couscous dishes. If you are hosting an event, why not place a catering order with them either for sweet treats or your main meals.
Explore Sabrine Bakery & Café.
10. French Press Bakery & Cafe
Situated in Needham, French Press Bakery & Cafe combines a contemporary aesthetic with simple, time-honored baking. Everything on the menu is made by hand, and is fresh daily. They’re owned by Jay Spencer, who has extensive training at the French Culinary Institute in New York, so they know what they are doing!
Their selection of breads, pastries, macarons, croissants and patisserie items are highly sought after and often sell out before the day is done! They’ve also been featured in the Boston Globe with a glowing review of their store and their snacks.
Pop on by French Press Bakery & Cafe.