Francois Payard Bakery


Francois Payard Bakery

at Columbus Circle
at 58th St. and Broadway

P: 212.956.1775

116 W. Houston St.
between Thompson and Sullivan

P: 212.995.0888

Battery Park City
210 Murray St.
between West St. and North End Ave.

P: 212.566.8300

With five locations, many consider Francois Payard to be the best French bakery in Manhattan.

What's great:
The individual French pastries are perfection both in their beauty and how they taste.  The cookies are flavorful, tender and fragrant.  They sell their own hand-made chocolates.  And if you can't get to Ladurée and are craving a macaron, this is where you can get your fix.

What to avoid:
Their baguettes are not the reason to make a special trip to Payard.  If you're adding bread to your pastry order, you won't be disappointed, but if your primary purpose is a great baguette, instead head to Balthazar or Maison Kayser.

What to know:
The shops also have cafés.  The Payard empire includes shops in Japan and South Korea. 



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