It all started for Patisserie Poupon in East Baltimore, where they still have their signature location. Washington society also enjoys a branch in Georgetown. Baltimore has a second cafe'-style spot right downtown that's a favorite with in-the-know classical musicians, lawyers and grad students. There, they serve French delicacies for breakfast and lunch – think duck mousse on fresh brioche.
At East Baltimore Street, fresh breads go lickety-split out the door, so come early in the morning. They authentically master the complex French desserts that you wouldn't dare try at home: macarons, dacquoise and the Proustian madeleine. Light-but-rich mousses, tender cakes, sophisticated flavors will all conspire to make your choices even more difficult.
Patisserie Poupon is the go-to for glamorous wedding cakes and colorful French dragee' almonds.
- Insider Tips