Jojo&Co Take Away:
Marché d'Aligre 75012 Paris - 06 18 34 26 02
From Wednesday to Saturday: 9h-13h and 16h-19h / Saturday: 9h-14h30 and 15h-19h30 / Sunday: 8h30-14h
Jojo&Co Tea Room:
5 Rue Bourdaloue 75009 Paris - 09 80 36 59 60
From Tuesday to Friday : 8h30-18h30 / Saturday: 10h-18h30
Article by Cindy Joffrey, Parisian based reporter with a penchant for sussing out the sweetest addresses in the city.
The Marché d’Aligre, tucked away in the east end, is known to be one of the most animated, exotic and cosmopolitan food markets in Paris. Full of fruits, vegetables, spices and specialties from all around the world, it is, in itself, an intriguing place to visit while staying in the city.
Between grocers and cheese mongers, the small Jojo&Co’s pastry booth offers a large range of treats. All of them are homemade, entirely cooked and baked on the spot. In a minute, windowed kitchen, you can observe the pastry team at work, performing acts that are truly magical.
Seasonal fine pastries (the Paris-Sesame is a classic here; similar to a Paris-Brest except that hazelnut has been replaced by roasted sesame seeds) stand alongside viennoiseries, biscuits and individual cakes. The most difficult part for you will be to pick just one of them.
The good news is that for those of you who want to take your time and enjoy a relaxing moment, in a natural and cozy place, they have recently opened in center of Paris. In both spots you will find the same sweet proposals but the salon adds several savory snacks cooked on site (quiches, gratin dauphinoise, salads and sandwiches).
Must Eat: The “Brioche Feuilletée”. This is brioche dough folded like puff pastry to create a unique crusty and moist swirl of happiness.