It's no secret that the French are widely renowned for their food, especially their desserts. And here in the Village, we think--make that know--that we've got the best patisseries outside of Paris.
Check these out:
3. Aux Merveilleux de Fred
This patisserie takes its name from a uniquely French pastry: the merveilleux cake... meringue mounted with dark Belgian chocolate whipped cream and coated with dark Belgian chocolate flakes ($35). (Yes, we wrote dark Belgian chocolate twice.) Yum! The pastry chef, Frederic set out to reimagine this iconic pastry years ago, and has been perfecting it ever since. The shop, located at 37 8th Avenue, is often considered one of the best in the city, and we tend to agree.
4. Creperie NYC
Crepes! We can't get enough, and we're betting you can't either. But there's no need to board that flight to Paris. 112 Macdougal Street is the home for some of the best crepes we've ever tucked into, both savory and sweet. Owner Have Spievak prides herself on her creative menu, for good reason. Feel like sweet? Try their House Special Crepe...tiramisu with strawberry, Nutella and whipped cream ($13). Savory sorts will love their to-die-for smoked turkey with bacon and swiss cheese selection ($10).
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