Reviving my Philly Picks series, where I highlight my favorite places around the City of Brotherly Love! First up: Miel Patisserie.
I really enjoy working in Center City Philadelphia — it gives me ample time to explore restaurants and cafes, like Miel Patisserie, a French pastry shop in Rittenhouse. I’ve been occasionally stopping by since my first summer in Philadelphia, but I honestly don’t think I’ve ordered anything but their macarons or tea. So don’t trust my word for their sandwiches and other desserts (though those also look delicious!).
The macarons though? The best I’ve tried in the city. My favorite flavor is salted caramel, but the flavors do rotate. Each macaroon is priced just under $2.00, so it’s a bit pricey, but it’s a nice splurge (I spent just under $10 for the five pictured above, and I was stuffed!). Miel Patisserie’s macarons are also a thoughtful gift for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day, as long you don’t wait until the last minute (been there).
Miel is a nice stop on a rainy day — it’s not a bustling, overcrowded place. It’s a quiet environment that’s perfect for taking a break with some sweet snack and a cup of warm tea. (And don’t forget to take a colorful Insta.)
204 S. 17th St.
(17th and Walnut)