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May 14, 2009 07:20 PM

Breakfast Pastries between Eastchester & White Plains

I'm going to a meeting at the Ritz Carlton and want to pick up the best breakfast pastries I can find between here and there. Something worth the calories. Taste, taste, taste is what matters. Croissants, pain au chocolate, etc. Off the top of my head I am wondering about Lulu's and La Renaissance in Scarsdale. Or Balducci's? I've never tried either. Suggestions are most welcome. Whole Foods? thanks

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    1. re: craigcep

      cannot find info on this place. Do you have specific recommendations or comments?

      1. re: lollypop

        I would call WPBS-I have never found anything wrong with whatever I have either bought from them or had from them.
        Only problem I have is that what ever I am eating from them, it is too damm good.
        I could not tell off the top of my head just what they have interms of breakfast type stuff.
        Just call and ask them. After all, they are, more or less, just down the road from RC.
        PH and address:

    2. I haven't lived in the area for awhile, but Chester Heights Pastry was always excellent.


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      1. re: DebitNM

        not seeing any sign of croissants on their website. Thanks for the suggestion, though. I know people who order cakes from them all the time & swear by them.

        1. re: lollypop

          Would Stew Leonards in Yonkers work for you? They have excellent croissants, rougglelach, coffee cake etc.


      2. Definitely Lulu's! Their muffins (if they have lemon ginger do it!) and chcolate croissants are delish!

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        1. re: MikiLovesSugar

 are their scones, their regular croissants, and what they call their "cheese danish" (actually kind of a cheese croissant).

          1. re: MikiLovesSugar

            Yes, I think Lulu's breakfast pastries are fantastic. That would be a great choice.

          2. There are a couple of amazing bakeries in and around WP. My fav: Patisserie Salzburg in Rye. Amazing croissants, even better pain au chocolat and just about anything else you could possibly want for "breakfast" pastries.

            Renaissance in Scarsdale also good. Balduccis: only unless you absolutely HAVE to, their prices are insane and quality can be so-so. I don't go the Whole Foods on principle (way too much $$$ for what they offer).

            Here's a off-the-wall suggestion: try Parisienne. They have 2 locations I know about, 1 on Central Ave just North of Hartsdale Ave intersection (next to Sakanaya Sushi) and the other is on 22 in Scarsdale near the Eastchester Fish Market & Mona Lisa deli. They are a Japanese bakery but their pastries are amazing. Cheap and good.

            Still...I feel you can't beat Salzburg.

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            1. re: BAFU

              Patisserie Salzburg gets my vote as well. They basically bake butter, holding it together with whatever flour, sugar and eggs are needed.

              1. re: BlueSoup

                This is correct. You can get diabetes just looking at the displays

                1. re: BlueSoup

                  YUM!!! It sounds worth a trip to Rye!

              2. Which ever place you do buy from, you should call in advance and place order rather than just dropping in.
                You did not make clear just how many people are involved in meeting but bear in mind that many places may make only a certain amount of product for a given time.
                So what you want may be gone when you get there or you will wipe out the supply for the next person. And that may cause the place to place a limit on your walk in order.