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Best Croissant I've ever had

Fallon Jun 26, 2013 12:39 PM

Went to Fous Desserts on Laurier near St. Denis on Saturday morning. Was blown away by their croissant. Also had their chocolate version and if possible, it was flakier than their regular one. Highly recommend all croissant lovers to check this place out. Blows every NYC croissant I've had away and I've been to most of the ones that get written up. I just got one at Maison Kayser here in NYC after my Montreal trip and it paled in comparison. Run don't walk to Fous Desserts.

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    Evilbanana11 RE: Fallon Jun 26, 2013 08:19 PM

    Do they sell them out of their food truck?

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      twinkie83 RE: Evilbanana11 Jun 26, 2013 10:19 PM

      yes, they do

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        maj54us RE: Evilbanana11 Jun 27, 2013 01:21 PM

        I'm having issues with the food trucks locations. Not user friendly finding out who's where on any other day.

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          twinkie83 RE: maj54us Jun 27, 2013 01:29 PM

          yeah, it's not easy. you have to either follow their twitter or their facebook page. i know fous truck (fous desserts truck) is at canal lachine for the week

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            EaterBob RE: twinkie83 Jun 27, 2013 01:53 PM

            Complete schedule with locations for all the Montreal Food Trucks here

            On Federal land, down in the Old Port there are a whole set of different food trucks. Details here

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        maj54us RE: Fallon Jun 27, 2013 01:19 PM

        I don't believe you. lol lol
        Where they fresh out of the oven ? I will try one pretty soon and post about it.

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          marblebag RE: Fallon Jul 8, 2013 11:38 AM

          In New York I like Ceci Cela and Francois Payard for croissants.

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            Fallon RE: marblebag Jul 11, 2013 07:56 PM

            I've had croissants at both Ceci Cela and Payard, they pale in comparison to Fous Desserts. Not even remotely in the same ballpark.

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              marblebag RE: Fallon Jul 12, 2013 06:34 AM

              Did you have them in the afternoon? They don't age as well in the NY weather. The morning croissants from Payard are my favorite in North America.

              I owe moh the discovery of Fous Desserts :(

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                Fallon RE: marblebag Jul 12, 2013 08:31 PM

                Yes, I've had them in the morning. You're right in saying they don't hold up well in the afternoon, as I've also had them then too and they are pretty bad. They just aren't very flaky and layered even in the morning. I used to get a good croissant in NYC at Chez Laurent on Park somewhere in the 30's but they closed down a few years ago. If you go early to Zabars, they have croissants from France that are decent. But you need to specify and not get their Butter Croissant as it's just a piece of bread shaped like a croissant.

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            catroast RE: Fallon Jul 11, 2013 10:28 PM

            i haven;t had fous desserts but so far, my all time favorite is a warm croissant in the morning from le paltoquet. they are so buttery and soft and flaky and wonderful in so many ways.

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              chilipepper RE: Fallon Jul 29, 2013 10:52 AM

              Serious Eats Sweets weighs in:

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                JohnBoy RE: Fallon Jul 30, 2013 07:28 AM

                BTW, the VERY best pain au chocolat in NYC, and as good as almost all in France, is to be found on LaGuardia Place just south of Washington Square Park at Mille Feuille. They are als sold at Bee's Knees on West 10th Street off of 6th Ave.

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                  finefoodie55 RE: Fallon Jul 30, 2013 08:23 AM

                  Anything that has taste involved is subjective,That said I love good Croissants and I drove out to try "Les fous desserts" for a try. I found them OK similar to Olivier Poitier's offering.I liked the two stick chocolate but found them too flakey and not enough butter.I still find the Kouing Amman tops my list and Le Paltoquet in #2 position.

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