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Bakery in Pittsburgh

QSheba Aug 6, 2007 02:40 PM

I'm looking for a bakery with the best buttery, flaky croissants. Preferably in the Squirrel Hill, Oakland, Shadyside, Regent Square area.... although I'm willing to travel a bit:) Also, I can't find a donut shop in Sq. Hill/Regent Square either...any suggestions?


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    42duffy RE: QSheba Aug 6, 2007 04:48 PM

    Can you make it to Millvale? Very good French bakery is right downtown Millvale. They may even have Donuts. And it is very affordable. Do yourself a favor and check it out!!!

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      cewe424 RE: 42duffy Aug 6, 2007 06:22 PM

      I second this bakery. Very good pain au chocolat, as well. But be sure to get there early (i.e. near opening time), or you won't find much left.

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        hassenpfeffer RE: cewe424 Jun 5, 2008 08:31 AM

        Thirded. Jean Marc is fantastic. His Breton shortbread is pretty close to perfection, too.

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      QSheba RE: QSheba Aug 7, 2007 01:46 PM

      Thanks so much- I am willing to use Mapquest to find the perfect croissant! :)

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        Rick RE: QSheba Aug 8, 2007 09:34 AM

        On Filbert Street (just off of Walnut) in Shadyside there is a new French Bakery with a French owner. They're right across the street from Crepes Parissiennes and I think you'll find what you're looking for.

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          QSheba RE: Rick Aug 14, 2007 05:58 PM

          The French Tarte croissants were everything I could have hoped for...haven't had such good croissants since I was in Paris! Thank you! It will be a regular weekend stop for me now:)

          I e-mailed J-M Chatellier's...their basement flooded and J-M himself broke his shoulder....I will have to wait to try his croissants. :(

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            Rick RE: QSheba Aug 14, 2007 07:42 PM

            I'm glad you liked it! I'm personally addicted to the crepe place across the street. If you happen to make it to the crepe place I recommend the Banana and Brown Sugar, Butter and Brown Sugar, the Nutella, the Tomatoe and Cheese, the Ham and Cheese. Everything else is fine, the listed ones are great. I've never been to Paris but I've always wondered if there was a true authentic croissant to be had in Pgh. It seems there is!

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              yayadave RE: Rick Aug 14, 2007 08:51 PM

              Ah Ha!! There is also a French Tart at 1717 Cochran Rd in the South Hills. Same people. (412) 561-3270

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                italyinmind RE: yayadave Aug 15, 2007 12:30 PM

                I don't know if it is still true, but when the French Tart in Shadyside first opened they were still doing most of their baking at the South Hills location and transporting things to Shadyside daily. From my experiences they have been very willing to make something to order, and everything has been good so far.

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                  Rick RE: italyinmind Aug 15, 2007 02:45 PM

                  This post got me craving something from the French Tart. I got a cherry tart and wow, it was good! The first bite or two was just fine, then I got a bit further into it and there was this pastie filling that was just amazing in combination with the tart cherries.

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                    k squared RE: italyinmind Jun 9, 2008 05:43 AM

                    It appears that the Shadyside location has closed. There's "For Rent" signs in the windows.

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          micah41 RE: QSheba Jun 5, 2008 06:32 AM

          Allegro Hearth Bakery - 2034 Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill - has the best croissants I've found in Pittsburgh. It's by far my favorite bakery for breads, a friendly owner, and community outreach as well.

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