Paris Baguette stacks Dallas-Fort Worth with decadent pastries at new Grand Prairie shop
An international bakery-café concept is expanding its North Texas presence:Paris Baguette has opened a location in Grand Prairie, at 2609 W. Pioneer Pkwy., in the parking lot in front of the Asia Times Square center, where it occupies a new mini-building along with a Kickin' Crab seafood spot and a 7 Leaves Tea shop.
According to a company representative, the bakery opened in January. This marks their third location in DFW, following Lewisville, which opened in 2019, and Carrollton, which opened in 2021.
Paris Baguette is known for its cakes, pastries, croissants, and breads. It was founded in 1988 by Korean businessman Hur Young-in, who started out with locations in South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, and China.
They're owned by Paris Croissant, a division of SPC Group based in Seoul; their America headquarters are in Moonachie, N.J.
Their lineup includes classic French-style goods that sometimes incorporate Asian ingredients, such as buns stuffed with red-bean filling.
Many of their items are croissant-based, and more than a few incorporate savory ingredients like sausage and crab croquettes. They also have doughnuts, cronuts, cream puffs, and cream-filled pastries of all kinds, plus coffee drinks to go with.
There are super pretty fruit tarts, and people rave about their statuesque often multi-layer cakes.
As is the case with this style of bakery, most of the pastries are self-serve; you load them onto a tray and head for the cashier.
The first U.S. location opened in Los Angeles in 2005, one of many Asian-founded bakeries that specializes in French-style goods such as Mozart and Taiwanese bakery chain 85C.
They started franchising in the U.S. in 2015, and have since established 120 locations across the country, including 24 new cafes that opened in 2022 alone. That includes a location in Katy, their first in the Houston market which has been in the works for nearly two years, bringing the total number of locations in Texas to 20, either open or in development.