You have to love Paris Baguette. Their baked goods are always fresh and super-dependable and they always have something new on offer. On Sunday, I spotted their elusive “Royal pudding” product. It comes in a very distinctive miniature glass milk jugg. I had seen reports of this product before on the West coast but never in New York.
Essentially, it’s a super-creamy, milk-based pudding, in this case, with a vanilla flavor. On the very top is a cream layer like on the top of a Brown Cow yogurt. Then, on the bottom is a pool of runny vanilla carmel (think flan). They give you a special long thin spoon to eat it with too. Very cool at $2.50 –plus you get a cool reusable glass jug!
I also felt compelled to buy at least one “strewed bread” –which almost every patron seem to have at least one of. It’s a sweet, spongy, brioche-like roll topped with brown sugar and peanut crunch. The topping reminded me of a coffee cake. Despite the fact that I was there at 4 p.m. on a Sunday, my strewed bread was very fresh. And for $1.50 you just can’t beat it.
Finally, I also bought a Paris Baguette Green Tea Frappuccino for $3.95 which is large in size and small in flavor. On the plus side, it’s sweet but not tooth-achingly sweet like the frappucciono’s from Tim Hortons or Dunkin’ Donuts. The sweetness didn’t seem to be stopping about half the customers from guying one while I was there.
Recommended: Vanilla royal pudding $2.50, strewed bread $1.50, other various fresh baked goods.
Paris Baguette is located at 6 W 32nd St. Their website is useless so here is MidtownLunch’s coverage.