Thursday 1 August 2013

French Foodie in Galway: Le Petit Délice, Mainguard Street, Galway

French bakeries are like Irish pubs, you find them pretty much everywhere in the world. Actually, Mr. FFID and I have a little tradition of visiting Irish pubs when we're away and we might start a new one: visiting French bakeries. When I was in Galway back in May, I discovered this French bakery 'Le Petit Délice' located in the city centre, very close to Shop Street.

They sell the classic French baked goods like croissants, pains au chocolat and many different kinds of bread but also beautiful looking cakes, pastries, jams and even the French sweets of my childhood.


Imagine my excitement at the sight of chouquettes, those delicious unfilled choux buns sprinkled with pearl sugar. They brought me down memory lane, when my mum was picking me up for school and stopping at the boulangerie (bakery) to buy some chouquettes for le gouter (tea time).

Le Petit Délice has a small seating area at the back of the shop so we ordered some hot drinks and had... ahem, our second breakfast of the day.

Oh la la, they were as good as in my memory and we also had to sample some French macarons too, it would have been rude not to. We went for the speculoos macaron which was very délicieux.

If you're ever in Galway and wish to have a little taste of France, you might want to pay a visit to this place. Vive les chouquettes!

Le Petit Délice
Mainguard Street,
Tel: (091) 500 751
Le Petit Délice on Facebook here

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