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Best Conoli, Eclair, French Napolean in Astoria

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Stuartmc910 Mar 4, 2009 10:29 AM

My wife and I enjoy the above. However, we have yet to find a dcent one of any of them in Astoria (mostly in the 30 th Avenue/ Broadway area). Any suggestions?

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    Stuartmc910 RE: Stuartmc910 Mar 6, 2009 12:19 PM

    No one can help on this? Seems simple.

    1. Harlan RE: Stuartmc910 Mar 8, 2009 06:04 AM

      You mean "cannoli"? People say very good things about the cannoli at La Guli bakery on Ditmars, between 29th and 31st. Some have said they're the best in Queens. They're not my favorite pastry, so I can't add to that.

      As for French pastries, there are a few French bakeries around, but I've never heard they're worth a trip.

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        irishnyc RE: Stuartmc910 Mar 8, 2009 06:48 AM

        Back when I lived in Astoria, La Guili was the place to go, and whenever we visit family that's moved down to NC, we still swing through Astoria to hit La Guili to bring cannoli, so give them a try. The original owners bought it back after a time in (i think) the 90's where they didn't own it, and the quality has supposedly gone back to what it was.

        1. janie RE: Stuartmc910 Mar 8, 2009 12:43 PM

          I've never had anything great like that in Astoria, but Cannelle in East Elmhurst is fabulous for all of your requests. Just get yourself there, you won't be looking for anywhere else after you've sampled theirs. Do a search, lots of great reports on it, including mine.

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            Stuartmc910 RE: janie Mar 9, 2009 07:08 AM

            Thanks. I'll try both places.

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              janie RE: Stuartmc910 Mar 9, 2009 07:50 AM

              your hips won't thank me. I started the Cannelle Diet today. I can't go there too often anymore.

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            Rocky45 RE: Stuartmc910 Mar 10, 2009 08:41 PM

            I enjoy the pastries at Terrizzi's on 30th Av btwn 35th and 36th Streets. I also like their homemade gelato in the spring and summer.

            1. omar RE: Stuartmc910 May 4, 2010 12:49 AM

              umm there are glaring omissions from this thread:

              for excellent cannoli, cream puffs eclairs and italian cookies Rose and Joe's bakery on 31st off astoria ditmars stop on the N/W train is a MUST! Filled to order cannolis helloooo! and a slew of other baked goods and breads

              La guli pastry shop and st. honore both are nearby and can supply you withwhatever napoleon/cake/tart needs you may have, and i cant personally vouch for the gelato at la guli, ive had the straciatella and the "la guli" chocolate (chocolate with gobs of soft caramel) and both were delicious.

              You should also try the sicilian square pizza found at the back counter at Rose and Joes, it is no frills super fantastic pizza

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