Breakfast Pastries: The Best Bakeries from Around the World

There’s nothing more delicious or satisfying than fresh pastry or a steaming loaf of warm bread. As we’ve moved toward a society where most people work all day and homemade bread is a luxury, specialized bakeries have popped up to provide us with the baked goods we crave, but are too busy to make ourselves. Most neighborhoods have a bakery that churns out decent cookies, loaves of bread and local specialties, but some select bakeries have come to be known around the world for baking up incomparable pastry and bread.

Here’s a list of some of the best bakeries around the world.

Sadaharu Aoki – Paris, France

Esteemed patisserie Sadaharu Aoki’s flagship shop in Paris is one of the most influential bakeries in the world. It opened in 1998, and since then he has produced an astounding array of elaborate cakes and immaculately designed confections.

There are tons of patisseries all across Paris that are making similar products, but Aoki has risen above the competition with his signature minimalist aesthetic and fresh, Asian-inspired flavors. Pastry enthusiasts travel unthinkable distances to buy Aoki’s pastry, and after a bite of his Yuzu-Praline Bûche de Noel or his ethereally light Paris Brest aux marrons mâcha, you’ll understand the hype too.

PAGE 1 OF 5
SHARE ON

Advertisement

Picture Perfect Places to Say “I Do”

Your wedding day should be memorable, as it’s the day you’ve probably been thinking of for years. Getting married abroad is perhaps the best way to ensure that your wedding is perfect, free of the distractions that come with a local wedding. And afterward, the location you pick will hold a special place in your heart.

The Best Warm-Weather Destinations for a Winter Vacation in the United States

There are plenty of warm-weather destinations in the county – some that are popular with tourists and are routinely full, and others that are wildly underrated and don’t attract the same kind of attention. Whether you’re looking for a beach vacation, an outdoor adventure, or a city that’s known for its nightlife, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some of our favorite warm-weather destinations for a winter vacation within the United States.

Mini Guide to Iceland

Iceland is a Nordic island country located in the Arctic Circle. It has a population of nearly 350,000 citizens; however, roughly two-thirds of them live in Reykjavik, the capital, and its surroundings. The country is famous for its geothermal and volcanic activity, which throughout thousands of years created a somewhat otherworldly landscape. Travelers also flock to Iceland to see the incredible Northern Lights and learn about its Viking inhabitants, who settled there in 874 AD.