I was in Yaletown looking for a quick bite for dinner, and I went to Boulangerie la Parisienne to get some sandwiches.
Boulangerie la Parisienne is a French bakery located in Yaletown. They had a lot of cakes, pastries, cookies in their display counter, and they all looked really appetizing. Since it’s a bakery, and I only had sandwiches there, I should clarify that this review will be based on their sandwiches only.
There were a lot of different types of sandwiches, pre-made, in a display case. I wanted the Smoked Salmon sandwich originally, but they ran out, so I got their Vegetarian Sandwich instead. The Vegetarian sandwich had tomato, lettuce, avocado, and bocconcini cheese with herb french bread.
The sandwich was put under a panini press because I asked the sandwich to be toasted. The panini made a lot of difference to the sandwich. It melted the cheese, the bread was nice and crusty on the outside, the heat from the panini press helped brought out a lot of the flavors. The sandwich had decent flavors, but mostly came from the herb bread.
I probably would not order sandwiches here again. Since the sandwiches were all pre-made, they weren’t particularly fresh.
It was an open space bakery, there were no walls between the inside of the bakery and their ‘patio’. Having said it’s an open space restaurant, there were quite flies flying around in the bakery while I was there. That was a little bit disturbing.
I was really tempted to get some of their pastries too, but I just didn’t have enough time for them. A lot of their pastries reminded me a lot of Boulangerie Cho Pain, another French bakery in Vancouver. Maybe they are related, because I swear, some of the pastries I saw, were exactly the same in both bakeries.
Final word, the sandwiches, were disappointing. However, I’m still interested in try their pastries.
Boulangerie la Parisienne
1076 Mainland St
Vancouver, BC V6B