Last Updated on September 13, 2023 by April | Dreaming in French
Paris may be known for its croissants and macarons, but the city’s ice cream scene is definitely worth exploring. From classic French flavors to unique twists on traditional favorites, there’s something for every palate.
In this blog post, I’ll take you on a journey through the best ice cream shops in Paris. I’ll share our personal favorites and tell you what makes each one special. Whether you prefer creamy gelato or refreshing sorbet, we’ve got you covered. So if you’re a foodie looking to satisfy your sweet tooth while exploring the City of Lights, read on for our top picks of the best ice cream in Paris!
La Tropicale Glacier
180 Boulevard Vincent Auriol, 13th
7 rue de Prague, 12th
Tel: +33 1 42 16 87 27
This ice cream parlor is renowned for its inventive flavor combinations created using seasonal and fresh ingredients. Actually, the owners use the word “creations” And you should only consume them in moderation. You’ll want to sit down and enjoy your ice cream and perhaps have some coffee to go with it because the stores provide a welcoming atmosphere. La Tropicale has transformed the Paris ice cream scene, as seen by flavors such vegan ginger caramel.
Locations: 54 rue des Martyrs, 9th
19 rue Geoffroy Saint Hilaire, 5th
Tel: +33 9 81 62 47 06
Customized ice cream prepared in small batches with premium, in-season ingredients and flavors created in a lab… Glazed is glaces in the vein of rock and roll. There are two boutique locations where you may get your dose (one in the 5th district in the Jardin des Plantes and the other in the 9th district on the upscale gastronomic area of rue des Martyrs).
Top vendors in the city, such as the Superfrais epicerie and the Umami Cafe in the third, also sell Glazed. Additionally, a Glazed food truck is there. There are many more menu items available at the shops that are just as interesting as their ice cream. Glaces Glazed is raising standards in the Paris ice cream industry for anything from frozen delights to waffles.
Location; 60 Rue du Temple, 3rd
Phone: +33 9 83 89 05 05
The Marais neighborhood is home to this cozy Italian store. One of the nicest aspects of the business that makes it so unique is the owner Mary in addition to the fact that all of the items are handcrafted. She is endearing, affable, and enjoyable. Customers also gush over the pastries and hot chocolates, so it doesn’t just end at the gelato.
La Glace Alain Ducasse
Locations: 38 Rue de la Roquette, 11th
7 Rue Tardieu, 18th
Tel: +33 1 48 05 78 87
+33 9 81 32 16 19
You can trust celebrity chef Alain Ducasse to open a store selling “Culinary Gelato.” This shop near Bastille provides artistic tastes that no other location can equal, ranging from flavors like fresh herbs sorbet to Peruvian chocolate ganache. Additionally, there is an internet store that sells customised chocolate boxes and gelato. High-quality, fresh ingredients that produce a gourmet culinary experience are the first focus.
Une Glace à Paris
16 place des Abbesses, 18th
15 Rue Sainte-Croix de la Bretonnerie, 4th
Tel: +33 1 49 96 98 33
This company, which has locations in the Marais and Montmartre, is well-known for its inventive tastes designed for sophisticated palates. Olivier Ménard and Emmanuel Ryon, who were named Meilleur Ouvrier of France Glacier and pastry world champion, introduced it in 2015. In order to generate a wide variety of flavors, Une Glace à Paris combines a variety of herbs, spices, teas, and smoked ingredients. Both sorbet and ice cream are available, both made with the finest ingredients, from milk to tonka beans.
A flagship location is 81 Rue de Seine, 6th
Tel: +33 1 40 46 92 60
This Italian gelateria, which was introduced to Paris in 2008, aims to produce premium gelato using only natural, seasonal ingredients. Consider only fruit that has been gathered from Italy’s best farmers when it is completely ripe, the best milk, and free-range eggs. In addition to using the greatest raw resources, Grom works to provide inclusive goods like pastries without gluten. For authentic and tasty gelato to take with you across the city, Grom has several outlets.
Location: 58 Rue Rambuteau, 3rd
Tel: +33 9 52 79 73 00
The first location in Paris to provide 100 percent genuine Lebanese ice cream is Glace Bachir. In 1936, it began as a family company in the village of Bikfaya. After manufacturing ice cream for generations at home, the family decided to sell it on the streets of Paris. Since it first opened a few years ago, Bachir, which is close to the Centre Pompidou, has been quite popular thanks to its very Instagrammable cones.
This establishment is well worth the wait, even though there is frequently a queue around the block and out the door. The specialty is pistachio-crusted (clotted cream) ice cream. There is now a second site in Montmartre due to great demand.
Location: 31 Rue St.-Louis-en-l’Île, 4th
Tel: +33 1 43 54 31 61
This is your shop if you’re looking for the “it” factor. To put it simply, Berthillon is a staple of the Île Saint-Louis, and you cannot visit the island without trying it. Berthillon, one of the most well-known ice cream shops in Paris, is renowned for its traditional and distinctive flavors as well as its iconic ambiance. Tea and pastries go well with ice cream, and you can eat them all along the river for the finest view. Personal favorites include salted butter caramel.