Any experience or comments on the following shops(patisseries, boulangeries, chocolatiers) in Lyon?
*le pain des celestins
*chocolat du bernard dufoux
*au royaume du chocolat
*jocteur le boulanger de l'ile barbe
jocteur - fantastic but a trek to get to and queues out the door! (And lots and lots of beeeees). But worth going and then you can take a little walk around Ile Barbe after.
voisin - chain as you know, and ok, - but better stuff to be had honestly if you're a connoisseur...
finally, pain des celestins closed this year. shame, was a cute little place.
boulangerie d'ainay - it's okayyy. i live close and never go; prefer 2 others nearby. However, it's close (same st) to the BEST poissonnerie in Lyon, poissonerie d'ainay, you can google it, rue vaubecour. He just got MOF this year and is rightly very proud of himself. Fantastic little shop.
Thank you.Did not mean to put Voisin on that list.
At this rate, I am only going to take a day trip or two or insist you go on holiday and rent your flat.
Not really what I had in mind but securing a fair arrangement seemed so easy but it was all a mirage.
We shall see. I have never been to Lyon which is shameful. I hoped to rectify one small error amongst the myriad of epic ones in my life. Now, I have plenty of shops(fromagerie list is quite short plus I did not even look on the board for any additional small names) and no time which means I may not even eat a restaurant meal. I was looking at a few menus and was not thrilled. That is not a comment on the quality of cooking, of course.
Oh you must come, it's such a beautiful place! Re restaurants: remember though that some of the ones posted online are not indicative of the actual menus - often they are not updated, and also, there are almost always the daily specials. I have to agree with you - admittedly I don't eat at the starred places or the bouchons - and if you take those out of the picture, then there really are just a handful that are truly excellent. But, it's all down to personal opinion of course. Sometimes it's a case of taking a risk and seeing what happens - we have been pleasantly surprised from time to time.
I never cease to be amazed by the number of foodies who have traveled all over France (sometimes numerous times) yet have never stopped in Lyon. Lyon is my favorite city anywhere (that I have visited).
There is so much to see and do, and so much good food to try. I don't know why more people don't make it a point to visit. I do hope you go!