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Nov 1, 2010 03:33 PM

Craving croissants

Are there any authentic French bakeries in Dallas? Or anywhere one can find a real croissant (not just a piece of bread in the shape of a croissant)? Crunchy on the outside, impossibly light and fluffy on the inside? I moved here from Seattle not long ago and in severe croissant withdrawal...

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  1. I know that Central Market has a bakery that makes croissants everyday. I've even gone in the afternoon and they've been out of them. Guess that means they are generally well received. There is also a patisserie in S. Dallas called "Ruse Patisserie". Though I've never had a croissant there, their macaroons are the best in town.

    Rush Patisserie
    1201 Eldorado Ave, Dallas, TX 75208

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    1. re: PseudoNic

      Rush Pastisserie is now in Oak Cliff near Zang and Davis. Hers are the best in town IMO, flakey and a little sweet. Get there early, they dont always last. The cream cheese danishes are also quite good.

      1. re: sike101

        I'll second Rush's croissants - you can get them some Saturdays at Urban Acres in Oak Cliff, too.

    2. Empire Bakery
      Main Street Bakery

      Main Street Bakery
      7200 Bishop Rd Ste D11, Plano, TX 75024

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      1. re: pepper131

        I've had very good croissants at the original Main Street in Grapevine, but it's been awhile. I haven't had them at Black Rooster, but she is very, very good. The baguettes are incredible.

      2. I've heard very good things about La Spigas Bakery in Addison. Not sure if they do croissant or not. But if they do, they should be very good.

        1. I haven't had one yet that could beat Ravelin Bakery in Denton. Butter, Ham & Cheddar, Ham & Swiss, Spinach & Feta, Mushroom and Swiss, Apple, Dried Cranberry & Cream Cheese, Raspberry, Almond, and Chocolate Almond but get there around opening or you will miss out.

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          1. re: LewisvilleHounder

            Yep I would second Revelin although I rarely get there early enough for them to have any left :-( I still really wish they were in Plano instead of Denton.

            1. re: LewisvilleHounder

              Another vouch for Ravelin, but I've heard murmurs that Rush's could rival their offerings! Gonna have to compare.

              Curious too: a quick google for Rush Patisserie yielded a result from TG dating in 2006 that said the bakery was in Deep Ellum. Anyone know the details on how it got to OC in 2010?

              1. re: air

                If my memory serrves me correctly Rush is just down the small street from Spiral Diner and La Carreta. I have had the other pastries and we thought them as so so and I don't remember the croissant if I did try it. My wife and I went when they were in Deep Ellum I believe based on TG's review.

                1. re: LewisvilleHounder

                  Haven't tried any of the other pastries, but the croissants are pretty good. But yeah, they're right down the street from Spiral Diner.

            2. OMG, I just moved back home to Fort Worth from Seattle and I, also, am on the Great Croissant Hunt!!! I'm trying to match Bakery Nouveau or Grand Central Bakery or Cafe Besalu -- that crunchy outside and incredible inside.... Have you had any luck? I've tried La Madeleine, Swiss Pastry Shop, Anakaren Panaderia, Panera, and Central Market. Central Market, after a couple of minutes in a toaster oven, is as close as I've gotten but it just doesn't work :-( Help! I am thinking about having a dozen FedExed from Grand Central (the originator of their croissants opened Bakery Nouveau).

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              1. re: seafarmor

                You might want to try the the Black Rooster Bakery In Fort Worth. Everything she makes there is wonderful. I would call and ask if she does/(or will) make them.


                1. re: burntcremebrulee

                  Thanks much! A picture of their croissants from their Facebook page looks promising, and a recent post indicates they are on the menu. I'll be there tomorrow morning when they open, with crossed fingers :-)

                  1. re: seafarmor

                    I see them on her A.m. menu this morning.

                    Let me know if those are what you're looking for. :)

                    1. re: ChefJM

                      I wish I could say they are exactly what I'm looking for, but alas... the inside is a bit too doughy and the outside is not as crispy as I prefer, and it's not quite buttery enough. I'm going to split the second one that I purchased and spread some butter and then bake a little more in the toaster oven to see if that helps. The search continues!

                      If you are on Facebook, Grand Central Bakery (Seattle)'s cover photo today is of their croissants, which is what I'm trying to match: