NJ Dining: Parisienne


Parisienne Bakery
250 Main St, Fort Lee, NJ
(201) 592-8878

Asian-style bakery chains such as Sunmerry’s and Gateaux have become all the rage in New York and Northern Jersey in the last five years. Personally, I’m a huge fan of these places. I mean, where else can you get your fix for croissant-wrapped room tempature hot dogs, giant custard buns, or curry-filled donuts or pizza with corn on it, at reasonable prices?

Parisienne, on Main Street in Fort Lee, is one of my favorites. Not only does it have all the Asian baked goods, but its also a host to a Beard Papa franchise. What’s a Beard Papa? Read on.

Parisienne is a hot spot for young Koreans and Japanese living in the Fort Lee area to grab a pastry and a coffee. It’s conveniently located right in the middle of town on Main Street, near many of the major restaurants.

A view instide from the store window.

Various rolls and buns for sale.

Cake. We came late at night, so they were starting to run out of stuff.

Our final destination: The Beard Papa Booth. There’s another Beard Papa in Garden State Plaza which gets a lot more foot traffic and the puffs are somewhat fresher, but I hate going to that mall.

I haven’t been able to figure out if Beard Papa himself is some sort of fisherman, or a gnome. Maybe a happy fisherman gnome who bakes cream puffs.

Basket ‘O Puffs.

Cute girl packin’ my puffs.

Sixpack of Puffs.

Puff Closeup.

Strawberry was the special flavor of the day. Get your mind out of the gutter, I know what it looks like too.

Mmmm, creampuffs. Make sure you eat them all within six hours or so, because they deteriorate pretty quickly.

3 Responses to NJ Dining: Parisienne

  1. […] As I alluded to in a previous post about Parisienne, Japanese-style bakeries are quite popular in Northern NJ. I’m particularly fond of Sunmerry’s, which is a Japanese chain that has a number of locations in the US. As far as I can tell, its only NY Metro branch is in Fort Lee. […]

  2. Tati says:

    I’m curious to know if there are bakeries in northern NJ that make GOOD brioche. I remember as a student in Venice, Italy MANY years ago I would enjoy some mornings w/ a “capucho e brioche” and this particular brioche I have never been able to find in the states. Any suggestions?

  3. Eduardo Martinez says:

    Parisienne bakery is amazing :’DDD i went there today and i find the strawberry shortcakes to be amazing…and the chocolate cake was also pretty good :’DDDD

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