Here is the truth about the French diet: no food is off limits. It’s all about moderation and pleasure, two values that are ingrained in French culture for centuries and contribute in part to French people’s apparent healthy and happy lifestyle.
This, of course, starts with breakfast. French people don’t eat a big breakfast. Generally, they start their day off with a simple croissant, enjoyed with an espresso, sometimes with jam or fruit juice. The croissant is the king of the morning.
One of the best moments in life is walking out of your home early in the morning and seeking out a fresh croissant from your favorite bakery. You get your croissant, still warm from the oven, flaky and smelling so good you can’t help but take a bite right away.
What is a croissant exactly?
Now that you’re interested in pursuing an authentic French-style breakfast, you are probably wondering how you will know a high-quality croissant when you find one. A croissant is a buttery pastry in the shape of a crescent moon.
In your quest for the perfect croissant, look for nice layers and pay attention to color – not too tan, not too light. When you first bite into it, it should be flaky and not too doughy. Your fingers should be slightly buttery, but not greasy.
Where can I get a croissant here?
I was proud to be chosen as a Juror to help choose the 2018 San Francisco Best Croissant and had the fortune of tasting croissants by eight amazing finalists. On April 8, 2018, I helped choose from eight finalists handpicked by Frenchly and French Morning Reader.
If you’re in the mood for something lighter to start your morning, our coffee macarons make for a wonderful treat to kick off your day. For those who prefer tea, we make our Earl Grey macarons just for you.Try them both and let us know your favorite way to start the morning.