Poilâne is all about the dough. Founded in 1932, the Parisian bakery has been perfecting its breads for years. Bakers work with a traditional family recipe and infuse it with new flavors to create something original with every loaf in a process they like to call “Retro-Innovation.” It would be renowned for its biscuits, gingerbread and cookies alone, but the friendly service at Poilâne makes it a standout.

Location:  8 Rue du Cherche-Midi

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Su 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.