Ice cream shop Bachir is located in the heart of Paris just next to the Pompidou Centre, a museum of modern and contemporary art very popular with Parisians and tourists.
Lebanese Bachir ice creams are 100% organic and have been very successful in Paris. Every time I go there, there is a line that comes out of the store and goes down along the sidewalk. But I am not discouraged, because even if the line is impressive, it moves very quickly and I rarely wait more than 5-10 minutes.
Why such a success? Probably because of their milk-flower flavoured ice cream coated with pistachios, which is typical of Lebanon. By the way, it was my Lebanese friend who introduced me to this address a few months ago. She explained to me that in the street of Beirut, everyone ate this slightly elastic ice cream at night.
When it’s time to order, you have the choice between the Lebanese formula with milk flower ice cream and pistachios, and a cheaper formula with other flavours available, including pistachios, vanilla, chocolate etc.
Personally, I strongly recommend tasting the traditional milk flower ice cream, even if the price is a little higher. It is fresh, refreshing and surprisingly light — so perfect when it is hot in Paris. Be careful, you may become addicted!