it's not that we didn't have enough sugar at "eat". but being vaguely in the area of the original laduree warrants a visit. i ordered an assortment of the best macaroons ever (chocolate, coffee, pistachio, cassis, caramel, strawberry, lemon) and of course, their famous madeleines.
and then to a very different type of establishment, but equally as serious: l'as du falafel. hotly contested, but often acknowledged as the home of the best falafel in paris and they good people of paris do know a good falafel. excuse the messy iphone photos–i wish i could show the layers in this dish better. everyone mentions the fried eggplant, pickles or slaw making the sandwich great, but to me, the actual falafel was fresher and more perfectly fried than any i've had. it had a thin, crunchy fried shell but the inside was hot, moist and soft. i barely bit down on one bite before desperately taking the next. you just want that experience over and over. oh yeah, and the fried eggplant in tomato was pretty damn good too.