Local Bites: Kouign-Amann at Petit Piquant

by Jennifer Thai in ,


Last weekend, I was invited to stop by Petit Piquant to try the latest, greatest and flakiest thing to happen to Tampa's food scene since the doughnut cone - kouign-amann. 

These delightful French pastries hail from the coastal region of Brittany, and are a deliciously-textured cross between a croissant and brioche. Now available at Petit Piquant in West Tampa, as well as at the Tampa International Airport (in Illy Coffee and in Bay Coffee & Tea Company), these kouign-amann come in sweet varieties, including Lemon, Guava, Strawberry, Cinnamon Sugar, Passion Fruit, Raspberry, and savory flavors like Roasted Tomato & Goat Cheese, Braised Short Rib, Lox, and Chorizo & Goat Cheese.

If you're a savory fiend like I am, you must order the Lox and Chorizo & Goat Cheese - they are both amazingly flavorful, and the texture is everything. 

While my little sister and I enjoyed our kouign-amann flight and iced caramel lattes (did you know that Petit Piquant makes their caramel in-house?), pH opted for a Chorizo & Goat Cheese Omelet, which was a better fit for the keto diet he's on.

Chorizo & Goat Cheese Omelet: Cantimpalo chorizo, goat cheese, organic cilantro, carmelized shallots

It's no wonder that the same shop that brought the infamous cronut (croissant doughnut) to Tampa is coming through with another delicious baked good, yet again. We all thoroughly enjoyed our plates, and with this new discovery, you can bet that you'll find pH and I at this darling West Tampa shop every other weekend!

Petit Piquant is located at 1704 North Howard Avenue in Tampa. The restaurant is open Sunday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can view the menu here. To stay updated on the latest happenings at Petit Piquant follow along on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

*Disclosure: The meal featured in this post was provided by Petit Piquant for editorial consideration. This post was written on my own accord, and opinions expressed here are my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Petit Piquant.