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Main Street Bakery


This French bakery 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 artisanal shops, American, French and Italian restaurants, and local winery tasting bars. This French bakery also offers a bistro experience called Chez Fabien.

 

I was referred to the area by a lovely Italian lady I met while getting my highlights done at Audra Ballard Hair Salon up the street on Main Street in Grapevine a few days before my birthday. So for the occasion, my daughter and I took a festive stroll there and walked into Main Street Bakery to pick up a French birthday holiday cake. I had taken a peek at the website beforehand and I knew it was too late to order but I had my eye on this fabulous looking cake called ” La Bombe” filled with chocolate ganache and almond paste.

As we walked in rather late in the afternoon I quickly glanced in the display to no avail until I asked the young lady who said she would go check in the back. Lo and behold she came back a few seconds later with a big white box containing that same cake I had drooled over online! The Bomb! My birthday cake patiently waiting for me 🙂 A blessing!

La Bombe au Chocolat

Of course, my daughter wanted to take home some mini strawberry tarts and the gracious young lady added a “Mini Chocolate Bomb” cake to our take-home box as a gift 🙂

The verdict:  this cake was succulent, delicate, light and so very festive and it also acted as the bûche for Christmas as it was much bigger than it looked. This cake was truly the bomb! Thank you! Merci!

 

 

 

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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 there are now over 80 la Madeleine locations, each with their own individual French charm.

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French Bakeries in Dallas, Texas


In Texas, French culture and gastronomy are alive and well. Here are some favorite local bakeries in The Dallas Metroplex area aka Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex (DFW) or North Texas. which is comprised of 13 counties, a dozen cities, and suburbs home to just over 7 million people.  With over 9,200 square miles  DFW is the largest inland metropolitan area in the United States.

There are so many places to indulge and savor our favorite French treats such as croissants, pains au chocolat, beignets, Napoléon,  Mille-feuilles, Tarte aux fruits, macarons, viennoiseries, French-style cakes, as well as other French holiday traditional cakes such as Bûche de Noel or Galette des Rois the traditional French King cake. Here are a few favorites and best French bakeries in DFW  and the list will grow – Most of these bakeries have more than one location in North Texas so check out  their websites for the one closest to you:

Best French Bakeries in North Texas – DFW area in ABC order: 

Tartelettes aux fraises et mini bombe au chocolat at Main Street Bakery

Tartelette aux fruits at La Madeleine

Les Croissants

Pain au chocolat

Mille- Feuille

Financiers

“La Bombe au Chocolat” at Main Street Bakery

Les macarons

and Baguettes etc…

The question is:  which French Bakeries in the Dallas Metroplex area are the most authentic patisseries? Please do share your favorite bakery in the comments below. Merci!

In Los Angeles, check out my Top 10 Favorite French Bakeries.

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