Thursday, June 29, 2017

Quebec Trip #21: Great Bakeries in Old Quebec City

Mike, Nick and  Palliard's Deliciousness!
During our vacation in Old Quebec City, we enjoyed some amazing bakeries! 
THREE BAKERIES TO FIND - Whenever we travel, we're always sure to find bakeries so we can enjoy a light lunch of a pastry and coffee and tea. We found 3 of them that all visitors must enjoy! 

Rob and Tom at one of the bakeries 

PALLIARD - This was truly a great bakery and it's located in the Upper Town of Old Quebec. I (Rob) had a gourmet cupcake that was so delicious! 
  Paillard is a favorite of visitors due to its location, right in the heart of the Old City. Communal tables, classic bistro chairs, high ceilings, made-to-order sandwiches, and colorful pastries all add to the Parisian flair of the place, and the fact that they make the prettiest croissants in town doesn’t hurt either. Palliard is located at 1097 Rue Saint-Jean, Ville de Québec, QC G1R 1S3, Canada. 
Madame Gigi's Bakery 

After you come down the breakneck stairs into the Lower Town and proceed down Rue du Petit-Champlain you'll come across Madame Gigi's bakery. **I knew we had to eat there, because it has the same name as my family's poodle from my childhood. You can find a great lunch there and great baked treats. We enjoyed lunch sitting outside. It's located at 84 Rue du Petit-Champlain, Quebec City, QC G1K 4H4, Phone number (418) 694-2269
Gigi's Bakery Menu
Case of great pastries at La Maison Smith

LA MAISON SMITH BAKERY - Located in the lower town near the statute of Louis XIV. The pastries were awesome and the coffee delicious. The location we enjoyed was at 23 Rue Notre Dame, Ville de Québec, QC G1K 4E9, Canada. You can find them at 581-742-6777. Website: There's another location at 9 Rue des Jardins.

NEXT: The Breakneck Stairs

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.