Look What I Found!

Ta-da! My obsession deepens.

Imagine my surprise when I popped into Le Pain Quotidien to grab some breakfast (I’m super lucky to have one just a short walk away from my apartment!) and saw THAT sitting there oh-so-casually on the shelf. After I blogged about it just a few short weeks ago! I had no idea Le Pain Quotidien made their own Speculoos, but I didn’t hesitate to snatch up a jar. I’ve previously fallen in love with (and over-indulged in) their Noisella and Noir spreads:

I’ve yet to try the Blondie (white chocolate spread) or the Brunette (praline spread), but the dark chocolate Noir and the hazelnut-chocolate Noisella are delish. Now Speculoos is added to the party! I’m clearly way too excited about this. By the way, they also had Speculoos cookies. Do you think I bought them?

Here’s the apple tart I got:

What, you guys don’t eat pastry for breakfast? Well, you should.

Le Pain Quotidien is one of my favorite eateries in the city. It’s a wonderful soup/sandwich/pastry shop, with a rustic, casual atmosphere, tons of homemade menu items, and a big, communal table for dining (along with smaller seating areas). It actually originated in Brussels, so it makes sense that they should be selling Speculoos, which is a Belgian treat! They sell wonderful coffees, olive oils, and spreads that they make from organic ingredients, and the amazing pastries and crusty breads are baked fresh daily (hence the name-Le Pain Quotidien=the daily bread). I love this place and I’m so happy I have one right in my neighborhood!

Sources: 1, 3, 4-Jackie for York Avenue, 2, 5, 6


  1. ashley nicole catherine says: December 22, 2011

    oh my goodness this all looks amazing! great find!


  2. elembee.com says: December 22, 2011

    Wow, this looks so amazing. I so wish I lived in a bigger city!

  3. cassandra says: December 22, 2011

    i have never heard of this… but now i am so anxious to try it! is it kind of like nutella?

  4. Stephanie says: December 22, 2011

    I have never heard of speculoos before but you make it sound (and look) so good!

  5. M.E says: December 23, 2011

    Your pictures are lovely 🙂


  6. Lisa says: December 23, 2011

    Hiya-Thanks for stopping by! All of those sweets are seriously tempting. Would love to try that Dark Chocolate Spread as I'm not a fan of Nutella (prolly the only person in the world who doesn't like it.) But the dark chocolate sounds amazing! xx

  7. Al says: December 31, 2011

    Yum. They have awesome hot chocolate there too.

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