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Buzzy South Korean bakery with croissants, cakes, and more rises with first Houston-area location
A popular South Korean bakery has opened in the Houston area. Paris Baguette has opened in the Katy Asian Town development (23119 Colonial Pkwy).
Founded in 1988 by Korean businessman Hur Young-in, Paris Baguette is known for its cakes, pastries, croissants, and breads. They also sell doughnuts, cronuts, cream puffs, and other cream-filled pastries.
Flavors consist of a mix of both traditional French classics such as a ham and cheese sandwich on a baguette and chocolate croissants and some Asian-influenced items such as a green tea-blueberry chiffon cake and peppermint mochi doughnut. Doughs are made in South Korean, flash frozen, and then shipped to stores where they're proofed and baked.
At just over 1,700-square-feet, the Katy location offers seating for 20. Customers select their items from self-serve kiosks. They can pair their pastries with hot and cold coffees or teas.
“We are so excited to be opening our doors to the Katy community,” store owner Rebekah Kim said in a statement. “The time is now here to grab a cup of coffee and celebrate all of life’s moments, big or small, with our expertly crafted goods. We can’t wait to serve everyone.”
Paris Baguette entered the Texas market in 2019 with a location in Dallas. Ultimately, the brand plans to have 1,000 stores in the United States by 2030.