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lollypop May 14, 2009 07:20 PM

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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    craigcep May 14, 2009 07:32 PM

    White Plains Bake Shoppe?

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      lollypop May 14, 2009 07:34 PM

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

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        Jon1856 May 14, 2009 08:43 PM

        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:
        http://yellowpages.wptz.com/White+Pla...

    2. DebitNM May 14, 2009 07:40 PM

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

      http://www.chesterbakery.com/

      Deb

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        lollypop May 14, 2009 07:46 PM

        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.

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          DebitNM May 14, 2009 08:22 PM

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

          http://www.stewleonards.com/html/dire...

          Deb

      2. MikiLovesSugar May 15, 2009 05:25 AM

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

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          Striver May 15, 2009 06:34 AM

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

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            roxlet May 15, 2009 11:42 AM

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

          2. BAFU May 15, 2009 06:36 AM

            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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              BlueSoup May 15, 2009 08:36 AM

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

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                BAFU May 15, 2009 09:23 AM

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

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                  wincountrygirl May 16, 2009 01:41 PM

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

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                Jon1856 May 15, 2009 12:04 PM

                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.

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                  debmom May 15, 2009 12:31 PM

                  I love the place in Rye, too, but what about asking the concierge at the Rit z to take care of it for you

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                    wincountrygirl May 16, 2009 01:42 PM

                    Good idea, but he will probably provide standard hotel pastries - not so great, and probably overpriced too.

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                      Jon1856 May 16, 2009 04:02 PM

                      WCG-Most likely but still worth an "ask".
                      Just as asking a bakery to make something that you do not see on a web site or see in person (Or for that matter a second partys recall). In my experience, if there is some number to it (and again we do not know the size of this meeting), they may make any thing.
                      Years ago, a co-worker was having a party and told me that they were looking for some freshly make rolls for it . I suggest a few bread places in the area. Next day I just happened to bring it up at my favorate bagel bakery (was buying for office-and they loved what was made there) and the owner asked how many and when. Told him and he gave me a price.
                      Co-worker ended up placing the order and I picked it up the day before party. And they worked out great.

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                        lollypop May 17, 2009 03:31 PM

                        Thanks, everyone, for your help. My meeting is small -- just five of us. I'm leaning toward Lulus. While I'm up there I will check out WPBS and will of course report back on all of my breakfast pastry findings. thanks again & I'll keep watching here if anyone has any more suggestions

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                          roxlet May 18, 2009 05:34 AM

                          You can't go wrong with Lulu's!

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                            MikiLovesSugar May 18, 2009 07:15 AM

                            Exactly.... but don't forget they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays!

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                            RawTunaFan May 18, 2009 09:22 AM

                            If you go to Lulu you should call them first thing at 8 o'clock in the morning and tell them to put aside pastries for you since they never really have them when I get there after 11-- you MUST try the chocolate raspberry scone. Outrageous!

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                              PJPasta May 18, 2009 06:05 PM

                              I second the Chocolate raspberry scone -- it is awesome. I also like the cheese danish, but its not really a danish its something else like a cheese thing made with croissant dough. Even the scones dont really taste like scones -- i thought they were not supposed to be moist, but whatever they do at Lulu is good, who cares if technically, its not a scone. Or maybe the scones im used to are usually dry because they are from starbucks LOL!

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