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Dec 3, 2010 05:54 PM

croissants there anyone in the Boston/Cambridge area, making wonderful croissants?

Is there anyone in the Boston/Cambridge area, making wonderful croissants

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  1. I quite like the ones at Quebrada bakery on Mass Ave in East Arlington.

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    1. re: litchick

      Ditto. Plain and filled. Broccoli and cheese = ultra tasty.

    2. Japonaise on Beacon st...try the almond or the apple

      1. Tatte, across Beacon St. from Japonaise is also pretty spectacular. I like Quebrada too.

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        1. re: suzysue2

          Japonaise and Clear Flour - I particularly like the plain croissants at both

          1. re: teezeetoo

            Ham and cheese at Japonaise, gruyere at Clear Flour float my boat.

            1. re: Berheenia

              Clear Flour gruyere croissants, yum.

              1. re: qianning

                Yes! And for a nice sweet/savory contrast, while you're there pick up some of their Morning Buns too. Basically croissant dough swirled around brown sugar and cinnamon and baked in a muffin tin so the edges are nice and crisp. Available with or without walnuts.

                BUT - you can only get these treats (both sweet and savory) in the AM, they're usually sold out by midday.

        2. Just in case you would like some from your freezer, try Trader Joe's. Their frozen chocolate croissants come 4 to a pack and you defrost overnight to rise, in the morning brush with an egg wash, cook 20 minutes. They are so, so good.

          Trader Joe's
          1427 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

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          1. re: mcel215

            You stole my thunder. I like the plain croissants from TJ. Just proof overnight at room temp and bake until done.

            1. re: mcel215

              Yes, they are. But then I read the calories info on the back (after I ate them), and I force myself not to even look at them in the freezer section anymore. *cries* But if you don't care, they are simple quick and so delicious.

              1. re: kobuta

                How would you say they compare to Iggy's? Those are the household favourite, but certainly not great for the budget.

                1. re: little.tiger

                  I'm not sure I've ever had an Iggy's croissant. And as much as I love butter, I don't eat croissants that often.

              1. re: StriperGuy

                Second the Iggy's croissant! Especially plain ones early in the morning at their Fresh Pond store/bakery.

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  They aren't as good as those two, but the current incarnation of Verna's in North Cambridge has plain croissants which I prefer to some of its neighbors (quebrada and danish pastry). There also are retail outlets for Iggy's outside of Fresh Pond such as Evergood Market on Mass Ave while they last, I think Dave's, Formaggio has a nice but pricey selection.

                  1. re: itaunas

                    I forgot about Verna's. Their croissants are great. I especially like them made into a Verna's breakfast sandwich.

                    1. re: litchick

                      Are their breakfast sandwiches good? How do they cook the egg?