We would usually encourage shopping locally and indulging in your favorite French foods while you’re in Paris. However, considering that so many people have had to cancel their trips, we can understand that you may be missing your Parisian goodies. In these trying times, you can take some solace in obtaining a variety of artisanal chocolates and other French sweets online, especially now that France is progressively coming out of lockdown and shops will be delivering again. Here are some of our favorite tasty brands to help satisfy your cravings for France.
France’s most famous macarons are now more easily available in the U.S. thanks to almost a dozen shops in New York, Washington, and L.A. Fear not if you live elsewhere in North America—they also sell a wide range of their macarons, chocolates, teas, and other gift items like their wonderful recipe book here.
This renowned French chocolatier is one of the only that sells internationally thanks to its operations in New York. Your sweet tooth will not be disappointed with the selection available in its online shop, including assorted boxes of ganaches and pralines, truffles, seasonal chocolates, as well as macarons and travel cakes. If you want all the Maison’s secret recipes, then head here .
This Toronto-based company has been selling gourmet artisanal French macarons in North America since 2014. The award-winning macarons, produced in France by generations of the same family, were selected to be gifted to nominees and winners of the Oscars in 2019. In addition to sweet macarons, they also sell savory ones, which come in creative flavors like green olive tapenade and fig and onion. Learn more about their macarons here.
Taste the essence of Paris through these luxurious treats. The artisanal chocolates were created by chef Ann Kirseböm, who shares her time between Paris and Vancouver. Shaped like a Grand Marnier seal which is emblazoned with the Eiffel Tower, the gourmet chocolates are made of 100% French chocolate and filled with French orange liqueur. Boxes of eight can be shipped anywhere in the U.S., Canada, and other select global destinations. Visit their website and online boutique here.
This purveyor of delicate cookies makes the perfect French teatime accompaniment. Known for their fine crêpes dentelle, the biscuiterie also makes butter cookies, apéro snacks, and thick hazelnut cream. You can purchase these items and more on Amazon here.
For something more modern, try the delectable goodies of this quirky cookie maker. The bite-sized delights are filled with dark chocolate ganache with sea salt, triple chocolate, melty caramel, and other flavors as well as being all natural and without preservatives. See their Amazon options here.
This American chocolate website represents several French artisanal brands including Michel Cluizel, François Pralus, Bonnat, Cacao Barry, and Valrhona. A chocolate lover’s dream, you can purchase gourmet box sets, chocolate pearls, and tasting bars in addition to deluxe nibs and cocoa for your own baking. Start your mouth-watering shopping at this link.
Although they aren’t made in France, these delectable madeleines are as good as the real thing. Following a traditional French recipe, Donsuemor’s madeleines are moist and flavorful. Close your eyes and you’ll feel like you’re in a Parisian pastry shop! They come in three varieties—traditional, lemon zest, and chocolate dipped—and can be bought on Amazon here.
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