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Jan 30, 2008 12:18 PM

Almond Croissants

Looking for the best almond croissants (triangles) in New York/New Jersey area. "Best" being entirely subjective of course, so please describe what makes them so in your opinion.

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  1. La Bergamote is great. I haven't tried the almond croissants at Patisserie Claude, but the regular and chocolate croissants are excellent. The almond croissants at Le Madeleine bakery look great, but I haven't tried them (I'm stuck on the macarons).

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    1. re: Lucia

      The almond croissants at Le Madeline is good but a bit too sweet for my taste.

    2. Had a good well-flavored almond croissant recently at Financier down on Stone Street. The exterior was flaky and crisp, and it had a very pleasant but not overwhelming butteriness.

      Can't do much comparing, though, since our go-to bakery is in Scarsdale (Lulu's - which, BTW, makes terrific croissants).

      1. a little late on this , but the almond croissants at Petrossian ( 7th ave just below 58th)
        are fantastic , they won best in the city a couple of years ago.

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        1. re: griller in the mist

          Absolutely agree about Petrossian Cafe's almond croissants.

        2. Tartine in the West Village, hands down - the best!

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          1. re: thevillagevegetable

            Tisserie on 16th Street and Broadway has a great almond croissant. So does Almondine on Water Street in Bklyn.

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