Best Almond Croissant in Manhattan?
I'll be making my way back out to Manhattan from LA for President's Day Weekend. Wanted to find something small before lunch at momofuku ko and wanted to get native NY'ers opinion on who has the best almond croissant. I've been told out here to go to Petrossian or Ceci Cela, but is there anywhere else worth checking?
New on the French pastry scene are Dominique Ansel and Mille-Feuille. I haven't tried the almond croissant at either yet, but I love Mille-Feuille for chocolate and plain croissants. A close friend likes Mille-Feuille as well but he thinks that Payard's chocolate is better. Hope this helps -- I realize it may not! Just don't go to Claude, it's no longer as good as it used to be.
See also this best French pastry discussion:
187 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Francois Payard Bakery
116 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
552 LaGuardia Pl, New York, NY 10012
Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
I really like the almond croissant at La Maison du Macaron, on 23rd St., b/t 6th & 7th Avs. They offer liquid refreshments, i.e., coffee, hot chocolate, etc., and there's a very pleasant sitting area at the rear of the shop.
La Maison du Macaron
132 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011
I just had an almond croissant made by Ceci Cela. This one I bought in "Laughing Man" cafe, Hugh Jackman's little place. I buy them at Grand Daisy and Pecan, also, if i can't get to Ceci Cela. They are amazing. You might want to try their Financiers also.
55 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
73 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
130 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013