French Pastries

No need to cross the ocean - there are bakeries right here in NH that offer delicious French pastries



Mini Tart from C'est La Vie

photo by susan laughlin

Escape to France with classic French savory and sweet delights that are just a short drive away, here in New Hampshire. We suggest you make your way tout de suite to the following. You’ll find authentic just-baked baguettes, croissants, tarts, éclairs and award-winning gâteaux to bring a bit of joie de vivre to your table.

 

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C’est La Vie
10 School St.
Peterborough
(603) 924-5700

Mini Tart
 

 One-bite tangy little wonders, these lemony tarts are cuddled in a buttery cookie crust that sings "La Marseillaise." Bet you can’t eat just one!

Tip: Once filled on croissants and tarts, cast your gaze around the little shop as they sell Provençal linens, children’s clothes, seasonal gifts and other products from France.

CHARMING
Finesse Pastries 
968 Elm St.
Manchester
(603) 232-6592
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Coffee Éclair

 Their éclairs are nicely filled and flavorful. Coffee or classic chocolate ones are superb sided with a café.

Tip: Large selection of classic French pastries, cakes and tarts every day

DELICIOUS


 
 Le Rendez Vous Bakery
121 Main St.
Colebrook
(603) 237-5150
Chocolate Croissants

These chocolate-filled croissants (pain au chocolat) will transport you to Paris. Parisians Marc Ounis and Verlaine Daeron’s authentic pastries will save you the cost of a plane ticket. Worth a drive.

Tip: Friday is bread day, with south of France’s fougasse, crusty baguettes and more.

DELECTABLE
L.A. Burdick Chocolatier
47 Main St.
Walpole
(603) 756-2882
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Coconut Gugelhupf

Alsatian in origin and resembling a bundt cake, Burdick’s gugelhupf is flour-less, baked in a traditional mold, moistened with coconut milk, shredded coconut, coconut rum and very dark chocolate. Classic with a stunning twist.

Tip: Why not sit down and enjoy some of the best French bistro food in New Hampshire at their restaurant while you’re at it? Think Duck Confit and Lyonnaise Salade. Fantastique!.

FANTASTIC
Jacques Pastries
128 Main St.
Suncook
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Fresh Fruit Tart

A riot of fresh fruit artistically piled into a rectangular French tart that beckons you to slice into it and taste it. Reminds you of the ones you see in bakeries throughout la belle France, tasting just as good.

Tip: Multiple awards for their special occasion and wedding cakes, and they will work with your designs and ideas.

EXCELLENT

 

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