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About La Parisienne

La Parisienne is essentially Paris right here in Oakland. As soon as you walk through the door of this nondescript jewel right along Grand Avenue, you feel as though you and your passport have been transported to the City of Lights.

Decorated in simplistic beauty, the main focus of this authentic French patisserie are the pastries and desserts themselves. The eclairs, croissants and individually sized fruit tarts that greet you when you walk in serve as jewels that capture your eye right away. And no matter what time of day you visit, you’ll find a taste that will treat your tastebuds. Need breakfast? Enjoy a croissant. After-dinner dessert? We’d highly recommend the pistachio almond cake. For a just-because anytime snack? Grab one … or maybe two … macaroons!

La Parisienne opened for business in January 2016, immediately bringing a European flair to this urban foodie neighborhood.  As mentioned in Berkeleyside’s NOSH column, “when you visit La Parisienne, “you will feel like you’re in France.” For those who grew up there, the pastries will “take you back to your childhood.”

Guests of our Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour get to enjoy the chocolate almond croissant, which is baked right before our group arrives making it such a warm and gooey treat to end the tour.


Recently purchased under new management, La Parisienne continues to provide an exquisite selection of authentic French pastries and desserts that will make your eyes widen and your mouth salivate.

La Parisienne, 3249 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610, 510-823-2385

Watch our La Parisienne Food Tour Stop :30 Spotlight Video

As part of our new video series, Local Food Adventures is taking you inside our food tour stops to give you a visual taste of what you’ll find on our food tours. Here, founder and owner Lauren McCabe Herpich introduces you to La Parisienne in this Food Tour Stop :30 Spotlight video:

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Food Tours Offered:

Join us on guided cultural walking food tours through Oakland and the East Bay! We take you on unique food tours to learn more about the area’s history, present-day excitement and taste its growing food culture:

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Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Sundays at 11:00 am
3 hours – 6 stops
Guest Price: $80
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $15

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Saturdays at 3:00 pm
2 hours – 4 stops
Guest Price: $65
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $15

Eat Stay Love Lafayette Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Last Saturday of Every Month at 11:00 am
2 hours – 5 stops
Adults: $65; Kids 12 & younger: $50
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $10

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour - Local Food Adventures

Summer Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm – June through October
1 hours – 3 stops
Adults: $20; Kids 12 & younger: $15

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 604-6546 up to two hours* prior to the start of the tour.

*Bookings for the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour will be accepted up until three hours prior to the start of the tour.

Private Group Food Tours

Can’t find a public tour date that works for your schedule, inquire about booking a Private Group Tour!