Some Lip smacking Sweets from the French Colony of India
Let me tell you that Pondicherry being a former colony of France and as a city that promotes its French heritage, And French are really proud and passionate about their cuisine, some of the world’s best chefs and restaurants are influenced by French cuisine. French gastronomy is also in the UNESCO’s list of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”. Pondicherry has several bakeries and cafés that churn out some of the best breads and pastries in the region.
Run by a Frenchman, Baker Street has delicious croissants, quiches, éclairs, mille-feuilles, meringues and petite ganaches in various flavours. Don’t forget to pack some hand-made chocolates and French cheeses for home.
Nested in the outskirts of Auroville, this food joint is an excellent stop for baguettes, croissants, pains au chocolat and teacakes. The goodies are freshly-baked in wood-fired ovens and also available in eggless variants, all at extremely reasonable prices.
Situated opposite La Boulangerie, this bakery serves up melt-in-the mouth cakes, biscuits and pastries, apart from stocking handmade cheeses, jams and peanut butter. It's also a popular breakfast spot with snacks such as baguette sandwiches and Italian toast.
This Place is a Paradise for chocoholics; this chocolate boutique imports its cocoa from Belgium, and whips up yummy desserts, hot chocolates, as well as unusual inventions like the chocolate pakoda and sandwich.