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nasilemak Nov 28, 2007 06:55 PM

do you have any recommendations for great croissants in the area? thanks in advance!

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    odaivilo Nov 29, 2007 06:13 PM

    B & R Artisan Bread in Framingham makes terrific croissants. They have a traditional as well as a Pain au chocolat. They are the real deal.

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      sruperto Nov 29, 2007 08:02 AM

      Quebrada in Wellesley has amazing croissants (the chocolate and raspberry are my favorites)

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        Zatan Nov 29, 2007 05:50 AM

        the ones that Athan's in Brookline carries are great. I also like the ones at Japonaise, esp. the ham and cheese.

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          ofd Nov 29, 2007 05:23 AM

          I get mine from Costco (12 for $4.99). I bake them in my oven for about 5 minutes and they are delicious warm - crusty and flaky, but not greasy. They are made with real butter and can be frozen and reheated whenever you want one. I have tried many bakeries, but these are the best.

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            gltsoi Nov 29, 2007 03:35 AM

            Almond croissants at cafe cakes in watertown; unique and unbelievably good.

            for more details: http://gltsoi.livejournal.com/11544.html

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              bear Nov 29, 2007 02:30 AM

              Believe it or not, the frozen chocolate croissants at Trader Joe's are terrific, especially if you have the discipline to let them cool a bit before devouring. They are a little short on the chocolate filling, but nice and buttery. You let them proof for nine hours before cooking, and they puff up beautifully. I wish they also had plain. A bargain at $3.99.t.

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              1. re: bear
                ahipoke Nov 30, 2007 01:10 PM

                bear, which Trader Joe's have you found it at? I looked at the Brookline one but just could not find it...

              2. BarmyFotheringayPhipps Nov 28, 2007 07:31 PM

                Clear Flour, Thorndike Street, Brookline. There is really no contest here.

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                  qianning Nov 30, 2007 07:32 AM

                  Agreed. I especially LOVE the cheese croisants, but any of Clear Flour's croissants that I've tried are sublime.

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                  kweesee Nov 28, 2007 07:03 PM

                  i actually got addicted to this site because i was googling for best crossant in boston.


                  i tried a lot of them and my favorite are: (if you like buttery, flaky ones
                  )1: clear flour bakery in brookline - always a line out the door
                  2. canto6 in jamaica plains

                  if you dont wanna read through that long blog here are the ones i remember:
                  * russo's in watertown
                  *japonaise bakery, beacon st & st mary's, brookline

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                  1. re: kweesee
                    veeva Nov 29, 2007 05:03 AM

                    I second Canto 6 -- perfectly light, flaky and buttery. Yum!

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