Omnivore chef Jeremiah Stone  took me to his favorite bakery in Paris, where you can get the Kouign Aman pastry (Queen Aman, in “American” English) usually only available in Brittany. The strange name is not French or Arabic, but in the Brittany dialect and means “cake” and “butter.” In my world cake + butter = tasty goodness.

Blé Sucré is in the 12th arrondisement on rue Antoine Vollon along Square Trousseau, not too far from Bastille. It’s known for having the best Madeleines in Paris, amazing croissaints, but do try to koign aman if you go. Prices are affordable because it’s a bit from the center of Paris.

The kogn amans hanging out in the left corner:

This Monday is Omnivore’s next event at 104, featuring an all fish menu!

7, rue Antoine Vollon
Tél: 01 43 40 77 73
Métro: Ledru-Rollin


  1. Meg says:

    This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to check it out!

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  4. […] The French are known for their pastries and is home to the macaron as well as petite madeleines – a traditional French cake that is so good, it’s practically deadly. Like I said, you’ll find the majority of bakeries are extraordinary in their capabilities, but a bakery that has been suggested to me by both locals and frequent travellers to Paris is Blé Sucré. […]

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