Main Street Bakery


This French Bakery  is oneof my favorites and it is called Main Street Bakery & Chez Fabien Bistro. It is located in Grapevine, Texas also known as the Christmas Capital on historic Main Street. During the holidays Main Street is especially festive as people come from all over to enjoy the Christmas spirit, holiday lights, and activities at Santa’s village.  Main Street is lined with original … Continue reading Main Street Bakery

La Madeleine Bakery Café


These pictures were taken at La Madeleine Bakery & Café a French bakery franchise in Texas and other states in the USA. It all started in 1976 when Louis le Duff opened Brioche Dorée in Brest, a city in Brittany in northwestern France. Then in 1983, the first la Madeleine location opened in the heart of Dallas, Texas on Mockingbird lane across from Southern Methodist University.   Today … Continue reading La Madeleine Bakery Café

Ladurée Macarons is open in L.A !


Just in time for the holidays,   LADUREE opened its sweet macarons shop at The Grove in Los Angeles this week! Later this month, another location will open on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. As with its other locations, Ladurée will offer an exclusive macaron flavor for Los Angeles: passionfruit!   Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram   © Copyright 2020 French A L.A Carte Blog  French Culture … Continue reading Ladurée Macarons is open in L.A !

Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? ?


Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? The French take their bread and baguette especially very seriously, it is not just bread especially outside of French local ingredients (although it contains very basic ingredients: wheat flour, water, yeast, and common salt) it is a cultural art to make the “perfect ” baguette! (read the history of the Baguette) It is also the ultimate comfort and staple … Continue reading Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? ?

FROGS! First certified ORGANIC French Bakery in the US!


There’s a new bakery in town! It’s called FROGS!  by Chef Jean-Luc Labat, the first certified ORGANIC French Bakery in Greater Los Angeles! So now you can eat delicious French baked goods from a 5-star pastry chef from the Fouquets on the Champs Elysées in Paris right here in Los Angeles and not feel too guilty about it…cause it’s all organic and good for you! Check out … Continue reading FROGS! First certified ORGANIC French Bakery in the US!

Cronut™ from Beauvais, France to New York, London, and Los Angeles


Cronut™ from Beauvais to New York and when in LA!? Yes, I admit it, I resisted posting about Cronut™  Because to me a donut is a donut and a croissant is a croissant but then, I found out that the creator and inventor of the Cronut™ Dominique Ansel is originally from my hometown in Beauvais, France a little city North of Paris.  And that made me … Continue reading Cronut™ from Beauvais, France to New York, London, and Los Angeles

Macaron Mania in Los Angeles!


Macaron Mania in L.A! A Macaron is much more than an almond cookie! It is a melt in your mouth sensual experience that comes to us originally from our Italian neighbors. I think it was Catherine de’ Medici who brought them over to France. In Italy, Macarons still exist in the form of amaretti, small almond cookies made from almonds, sugar and egg whites. Eventually, the Macaron … Continue reading Macaron Mania in Los Angeles!

Top French Bakeries in Los Angeles


Top  French Bakeries in L.A! and Environs *** French Bakeries or les bonnes Patisseries (for pastries)  et Boulangeries ( for bread)  are spread-out throughout Los Angeles and vicinity. Enjoy all your favorites from buttery flaky croissants, mouth-watering mille-feuilles to seasonal holiday treats like Bûche de Noel or Galette des Rois! These are some favorites French Bakeries ( in ABC order ) based on their genuine simple … Continue reading Top French Bakeries in Los Angeles