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Almond Croissants

yve Jan 30, 2008 12:18 PM

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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    Lucia RE: yve Jan 30, 2008 04:01 PM

    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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      Miss Needle RE: Lucia Feb 11, 2008 03:28 PM

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

    2. Striver RE: yve Feb 1, 2008 05:06 AM

      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).

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        griller in the mist RE: yve Feb 11, 2008 11:46 AM

        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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          racer x RE: griller in the mist Apr 3, 2008 10:34 AM

          Absolutely agree about Petrossian Cafe's almond croissants.

        2. thevillagevegetable RE: yve Feb 16, 2008 06:32 AM

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

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            brooklyn1966 RE: thevillagevegetable Feb 17, 2008 07:58 PM

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

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            susiec RE: yve Mar 15, 2008 06:11 AM

            Patisserie Claude on west 4th street between 6th and 7th ave in west village. they are the BEST! i don't even like almonds. these are croissants with a smooth almond paste that almosts tastes like cheese. they also have amazing chocolate croissants and mini quiches if you're already heading there!

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              Cheese Boy RE: susiec Mar 15, 2008 09:21 PM

              Quick question. Would you say more like an almond butter, or an almond 'paste' ? When you say 'paste', marzipan immediately comes to mind. Bear in mind that both are very good and I'm just wondering what to expect.

            2. JH Jill RE: yve Apr 7, 2008 11:25 AM

              I haven't been in a few years, but others have commented that the almond croissants at Ceci Cela on Spring Street are to die for, and I would be addicted if I didn't live in Queens.

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                starbody RE: yve Jun 6, 2008 12:13 PM

                Hands down Almodine in DUMBO. Brought to you by the Jacque Torres group. You won't beat it anywhere on the east coast.

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                  georgeb RE: starbody Jun 14, 2008 03:55 PM

                  Took the plunge at Almondine in DUMBO today.

                  Pretty good, pretty, pretty good, but my two favorites are at Tartine (get there early in the morning or they will sell out) and Patisserie Claude (be prepared for a bit of good ol' French abuse!).

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