Chez Meunier in 19eme crowned as 2023’s best croissant in Paris

Chez Meunier, an organic bakery in the 19eme has triumphed in the competition for the best croissant in Île-de-France.

The challenging contest saw the 119 bakers’ croissants go head to head and judged based on attributes such as shape, lamination, shine, flavor, and cooking techniques.

See also: Are croissants really French?

Located in the 19th district at 185 rue de Crimée, Chez Meunier is a bakery that prides itself in “providing high-quality organic breads, pioneering creations, and traditional craftsmanship, all while fusing creativity and high standards in daily operations,” according to its website.

This accolade follows the previous selection of the best baguette in Île-de-France, and are by no means a small affair. In France, the croissant, like the baguette, holds an esteemed place, signifying the nation’s culinary expertise. It also stands as the most frequently savored pastry throughout the country.

Here’s a list of the top 20 croissants in Paris

1) Eric Teboul
Chez Meunier
185 rue de Crimée, 75019 Paris

2) Thierry Rabineau
Boulangerie Moderne
16 rue des Fossés Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris

3)  Cyril Daniel
Boulangerie M.Jacques
132 rue Saint-Maur, 75 011 Paris

4) Maxime Taranne
Boulangerie Alexine
15 rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010 Paris

5) Thierry Meunier
Boulangerie Thierry Meunier Ile Seguin
58 rue Marcel Bontemps, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt

6) Alexis Rougès
Boulangerie Rougès
45 avenue de Saint Ouen, 75017 Paris

7)  Frédéric Comyn
Boulangerie au 140
140 rue de Belleville, 75010 Paris

8) Benjamin Turquier
Tout autour du pain
134 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris

9) Eric Thevenot
Vibrations gourmandes
101 Gd rue Charles de Gaulle, 94130 Nogent sur Marne

10) Jean-Yves Boullier
Le Moulin de la Croix Nivert
39 rue de la Croix Nivert, 75015 Paris

11) Florent Cadot
Le Grenier à Pain Vaugirard
270 rue Vaugirard, 75015 Paris

12) Baptiste et Maxime Sohier
Maison Sohier
2 allée Christophe Colomb, 93160 Noisy-le-Grand

13) Laurent Bergeron
Maison Bergeron
112 rue Saint Dominique, 75007 Paris

14) Nicolas et Magali Roquais
Boulangerie Magali Charonne
35 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris

15) Thierry Soulet
Boulangerie Plutus
204 rue des Pyrénées, 75020 Paris

16) Frédéric Antunes
Au Fournil du Château
8 avenue du Château, 94300 Vincennes

17) Pierre Laigle
Boulangerie Cerise
23 rue Michelet, 92100 Boulogne Billancourt

18) Patrick Benichou
Boulangerie Liberté Vinaigriers
39 rue des Vinaigriers, 75010 Paris

19) Joël Defives
Boulangerie Baptiste Batignolles
17 rue des Moines, 75017 Paris

20) Sami Kerchaoui
La Maison Kerck
76 rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris

Top image: Olia 💙💛 Gozha on Unsplash

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