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Best Croissants in park Slope help

Ljubitca Jan 31, 2007 10:41 AM

My friend is 6.5 months pregnant and she and her husband just moved to park slope. He is an expatriate and they are asking us for help in finding the best criossant in PS?

Thanks much!

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  1. bigmackdaddy RE: Ljubitca Jan 31, 2007 11:36 AM

    I like the ones at Cousin Johns. 7th Ave between Lincoln Pl and St. Johns.

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      megan RE: bigmackdaddy Feb 1, 2007 01:04 PM

      I'm a fan of Cousin John's croissants, as well. When I eat there on Sundays, they serve 'em hot. Mmmmmmmm...

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        bigmackdaddy RE: megan Feb 1, 2007 03:13 PM

        Why you,I outta..........

    2. AppleSister RE: Ljubitca Jan 31, 2007 12:01 PM

      I was really pleased with the croissant I tried from Colson Patisserie on 9th St. on the corner of 6th Avenue. It was buttery and shatteringly crisp at the same time. I bought a few desserts, too, a salty chocolate caramel tart, a "Brazilian" nut tart, a brownie, and some mini chocolate financiers, for a food and wine book club, and we were all quite impressed.

      Also, not quite in Park Slope, but Joyce Bakery on Vanderbilt (I think at Prospect Place) in Prospect Heights has good croissants. I was prepared to not like them because I thought they were overcharging, but it's totally worth $2 to eat a good croissant.

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        elecsheep9 RE: AppleSister Jan 31, 2007 12:08 PM

        I've been wanting to try that Patisserie on 9th and 6th. Thanks for the tip.

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          noodles RE: elecsheep9 Feb 3, 2007 09:39 AM

          Whatever that place is called on 9st bt. 5th and 6th is the jam. She's french, and her husband makes the best in the slope. Everything that I have ever had there, pastry related, has always been really excellent.

      2. Ljubitca RE: Ljubitca Jan 31, 2007 12:46 PM

        yes I will go and tell my round bellied friend. thanks!

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          j.ey2 RE: Ljubitca Jan 31, 2007 03:06 PM

          For what it's worth, my French neighbors hate Colson Patisserie.

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            AppleSister RE: j.ey2 Feb 1, 2007 08:50 AM

            One caveat: I do like these croissants a lot, but they didn't overturn my assumption that they wouldn't be as good as croissants in France. They were definitely better than many I've tried in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Claude's in the West Village are my favorite in New York, but you asked for the best in Park Slope.

          2. ketchupgirl RE: Ljubitca Jan 31, 2007 05:43 PM

            Crossroads in Windsor Terrace carries Balthazar croissants--they're extra good, but the brioche are amazing and worth a trip.

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              SlopePig RE: Ljubitca Feb 1, 2007 08:40 AM

              Are at your home. Fresh Direct's par-baked, frozen croissants are excellent -- both the chocolate and the plain -- flakey, buttery and warm out of your oven. And you can eat them in you PJ's. I'm not a huge FD booster. The coissants, selzer water and meats are about all we order from there, but I sure feel deprived if we've run out on any given Sunday.

              1. Ljubitca RE: Ljubitca Feb 1, 2007 02:05 PM

                I gave all the recomendations to the newbies and hopefully they will find something they like in the bunch.

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                  vvv03 RE: Ljubitca Feb 3, 2007 05:39 PM

                  Not really a croissant afficionado, but there's now a Sweet Melissa on 7th Ave btwn 2nd & 3rd -- anyone care to chime in if these are good?

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                    briochebun RE: vvv03 Feb 4, 2007 09:03 PM

                    I haven't had a chance to try the regular croissant yet, but the almond croissant at the Park Slope Sweet Melissa is truly one of the most delicious things that has ever crossed my lips. Intensely flaky, filled with almond paste (not quite marzipan), and covered with slivered almonds and a light dusting of powdered sugar.

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                    pastoralia RE: Ljubitca Feb 5, 2007 07:35 AM

                    Cousin John's are the best and the cheapest...when the chocolate ones are still warm it's like heaven.

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                      bigmackdaddy RE: pastoralia Feb 5, 2007 11:11 AM

                      I agree. I've had both Joyce and CJ's. John's has a richer taste.

                    2. hreisig RE: Ljubitca Feb 5, 2007 10:13 AM

                      Cousin Johns aren't that great, btu they are cheap. Joyce over in Prospect Heights (on Vanderbilt) are far better, and worth the $2.

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                        pastoralia RE: hreisig Feb 5, 2007 10:53 AM

                        Vanderbilt and what cross street?

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                          ratgirl RE: pastoralia Feb 7, 2007 11:25 AM

                          vanderbilt btwn park place and prospect place...
                          I don't eat croissants too much myself but my croissant-crazed friend loves them!
                          I like the fig cookies and the pignolis!! yummm

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                        Mikesteady RE: Ljubitca Feb 9, 2007 11:45 AM

                        The croissants at the French bakery on 9th st btwn 5th & 6th (dont know the name) really are AMAZING. layers of buttery goodness. They have an almond/chocolate one that is scandalously good! And they take extra care for a regular coffee (not recomended for your pregnant friend ;)

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                          AppleSister RE: Mikesteady Feb 9, 2007 02:04 PM

                          That's Colson Patisserie, the bakery discussed above.

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                          Juanita RE: Ljubitca Feb 10, 2007 08:56 AM

                          Mikesteady might be talking about Delices de Paris.

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                            bebevonbernstein RE: Ljubitca Feb 10, 2007 04:06 PM

                            Haven't had the ones at Colson's yet, but I can definitely say that when I had a croissant at Delices de Paris (the place next to C-town), I felt that I finally knew what a croissant was supposed to taste like. Theirs are amazing!!! The ones at Parco, on 7th Ave between . . .13th and 14th? 14th and 15th? ain't half bad either, particularly the ham and swiss on a croissant sandwich.

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                              thelisab RE: Ljubitca Feb 10, 2007 04:29 PM

                              Parco is definitely the best! ESPECIALLY if you like chocolate croissants and they have pretty good coffee.

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                                Ritabklyn RE: Ljubitca Mar 6, 2007 11:00 AM

                                I heard the Chef from Colson left, does anyone know where she went? They had really lovely croissants but I guess all bets are off now.

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                                  nyccoffeegirl RE: Ljubitca Mar 7, 2007 03:40 PM

                                  Naidre's sells pastires from Balthazar, and their croisssants are terrific!! I love Balthazar's baked things- pretty authentic, I think. And they are also now selling Doughnut Plant donuts, too...fyi..

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