Best Conoli, Eclair, French Napolean in Astoria
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?
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.
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.
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.
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