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Apr 30, 2013 05:41 AM

Best almond croissants?

Anyone know where to get a great almost croissant? (preferably downtown, but wherever will do)

ive had some craving for them recently

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    1. re: alepenazzi

      ohhhh good call been meaning to try that place, thanks!

      1. re: alepenazzi

        +1 for Dominque Ansel must have the DKA

        1. re: darren425

          ah thanks! someone mentioned it to me the other day, but i forgot about it...just bookmarked it

        2. Zabar's if really just out of the oven.

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          1. Not an almond croissant (you've already been recommended my two favorites), but if you like almond-y things in general, try the almond brioche toast at Amy's Bread as well.

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            1. re: loratliff

              i like almost anything that's almond pastry or almond paste, so that sounds delicious!

              1. re: Lau

                Mitchel London, 65th between 5th and Madison has a pear tart that has plenty of delicious frangipane. My friend has been crazy about that tart for years.

                1. re: Lau

                  You'd probably like the maron pie at Takahachi bakery. It's an amazing chestnut pastry. made with chestnut and chestnut paste.

                  1. re: foodwhisperer

                    oh yah? i get my haircut close to that place...ill pick one up next time

              2. It's not downtown, but I've always been a fan of Petrossian's almond croissant.

                Also, Ceci Cela's chocolate almond croissant used to be great, although I haven't had one in years.

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                1. re: lexismore

                  Note Petrossian bakery generally runs out by 2pm, noon on weekends.