Desperately seeking the best croissant in Montréal

Posted on March 11th, 2009 by .

Good news: Delicious croissants abound in Montréal. In fact, some neighbourhoods in this city boast as many bakeries as their Parisian counterparts. But since you can’t possibly spend your entire weekend in Montréal testing croissants (or can you?), I thought I’d put my personal favourites to the test, so that you can sink your teeth into our city’s finest with no further ado.

Where are the best croissants in Montréal?

You may think that judging this contest would be easy – but let me tell you, it’s not! There are so many factors to consider, like shape, flakiness, buttery taste, and the overall yum factor. I wasn’t sure I wanted to weight of the decision-making to rest on my shoulders alone, so I enlisted the help of a bona fide French woman, Adelaïde Fatet. As an employee of the French Embassy, it’s her job to know about all things French!

Check out the video to see which Montréal bakery makes the best croissant!

http://www.youtube.com/v/OxEZNholhN8&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1

My favourites are:

• Pain Doré, 1357 Mont-Royal St. E., www.aupaindore.com

• Olive & Gourmando, 351 St-Paul St. W., www.oliveetgourmando.com

• La Croissanterie Figaro, 5200 Hutchison St., www.lacroissanteriefigaro.com

• Mr. Pinchot, 4354 De Brébeuf St.

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