Speaking French with an Asian accent

Speaking French with an Asian accent

While croissants, larger-than-average macarons and cakes are staples at Paris Baguette, their menu also features globally inspired delights not found in most traditional bakeries. Here in San Diego, the latter mostly means French pastries with Asian influences.

Maybe it's because our two locations are inside Asian markets (H Mart in Mira Mesa and Zion Market in Kearny Mesa), hinting at the company's heritage. Paris Baguette is a South Korean household name with 3,500 branches there alone (to give you an idea, you can fit seven South Koreas in California) and so popular worldwide they confidently and successfully opened in Paris a few years ago.

My first Paris Baguette...