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Oct 23, 2011 12:14 PM

ISO The Best Croissants in the Philadelphia Area

Here is where I"ve been:
o Art of Bread
o Metropolitan
o Le Bus
o Baker Street

Here is where I need to go:
o Alice's Bakery
o Bakers on Broad
o Le Petit Mitron
o La Maison du Cheese
o Artisan Boulanger Patissier
o Cafe L'aube
o Paris Baguette

Anyone have anything add? Who has your favorite croissants?


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  1. For the Maison du Cheese, if you are referring to the one in Doylestown, that has closed. The baker for Maison is doing work for Andre's Wine and Cheeseshop in Doylestown.

    I would add another bakery up this way. On North Main street in Doylestown, Crossroads Bakery makes a good croissant, (and a good brioche on Fridays... ).There is a connection between Bakers on Broad and Crossroads. Story is the baker there used to work at Crossroads and went and opened his own shop. Some claim he is better than Crossroads now.

    1. what about Aux Petits Delices in Wayne? It's been years since I've had one so I'd defer to a local whose been there recently but it's certainly easy to get to from the wayne train station if you don't want to drive out to the 'burbs and my recollection was they were pretty good.

      1. I love the pastries on sale at La Colombe. I have heard that they get them from LaCroix, but I don't have any confirmation of that.

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        1. re: lowereastrittenhouse

          As in the restaurant Lacroix at the Rittenhouse?

          1. re: asmith

            Yes. Again, I'm going on hearsay, but the croissants and danishes are pretty amazing. A step above Metropolitan, even.

        2. Strawberry Bakery in Frazer makes a fine version.

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          1. re: waking1

            So far, who has your favorite croissant? Also, does Parc serve croissants?

          2. I really like the chocolate almond ones at Artisan Boulanger Patissier. Their croissant breakfast sandwiches are a great hangover cure as well :)