Forget doughnuts & muffins, we all know the real star of the show is a tasty croissant for breakfast…or lunch…or dinner—we’re not judging! That’s why we’re making sure that you taste the best of the best when it comes to this French viennoiserie pastry.
See some of the most buttery, flaky croissants NYC has to offer below:
1. L’appartement 4F, Brooklyn Heights
Besides having a heartwarming success story that began in a Cobble Hill apartment during the start of the pandemic, L’appartement 4f is Brooklyn’s very own taste of Paris! And though they sell absolutely mouthwatering cookies, baguettes and coffee (drooling just thinking about them), nothing can top their framboise croissant.
Where: 115 Montague St, Brooklyn
2. Supermoon Bakehouse, LES
Bored of plain croissants? Well, fear not because Supermoon Bakehouse is the epitome of inventive pastries and flavor combinations. Though their menu changes daily (only open Thursday-Sunday), some of their previous flavors have consisted of pina colada, fig jam and honeycomb, and a matcha raspberry twice baked croissant.
Where: 120 Rivington St, New York
3. Nick + Sons, Williamsburg
After one bite of a Nick + Sons croissant you’ll be able to tell that its buttery lamination is no joke. This hole in the wall bakery on Leonard street is truly a local favorite and for good reason.
Where: 205 Leonard St, Brooklyn
4. Lafayette, NoHo
Surely you’ve seen them take over your fyp and the line for them take over Lafayette street! If not, you’re missing out (and should really fix your TikTok algorithm). These not only aesthetically pleasing, but internet famous croissants are worth the hype. The bakery has continued to put out new exciting flavor drops so stay tuned for any upcoming announcements!
Where: 380 Lafayette St, New York
5. Ceci Cela Patisserie, LES
With pastries promising to “transport you to street cafés off the Seine,” Ceci Cela Patisserie has been serving New Yorkers for over 20 years. Not feeling like making the trip to pick up your pastry, no worries, they deliver!
Where: 14 Delancey St, New York
6. La Cabra, East Village
This Danish bakery has taken the East Village by storm ever since opening in October of 2021. Though their cardamom bun is their notable showstopper, don’t overlook their deliciously flaky croissants that pair perfectly with a coffee.
Where: 152 2nd Ave, New York
7. Queens Bake House, Astoria
For those a little on the wild side, Queens Bake House is one of the most unique spots on the list that definitely sways from the traditional. We’re talking scallion cream cheese croissant, sweet potato pie croissant and more! Try one of their out of the box flavors for yourself in Astoria.
Where: 33-04 Broadway, Queens
8. Le Fournil, Ukrainian Village
You won’t be able to stop craving a croissant from Le Fournil after you have your first bite! Sink your teeth into a beautifully light and sweet pastry that’s sure to have you coming back again and again.
Where: 115 2nd Ave, New York
9. Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo
A NYC staple in the pastry world, does Dominique Ansel ever make anything that doesn’t taste like heaven? We don’t think so! Their croissants need no introduction as the impeccable cross-section pictured above should speak for itself.
Where: 189 Spring St, New York
10. Lodi, Midtown
You can find Lodi tucked in Rockefeller Plaza. Though this joint isn’t French, but actually takes inspiration from Italian aperitivo culture, you simply cannot discredit it’s Flauto al Cioccolato (their version of a chocolate croissant).
Where: 1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York
11. Bien Cuit, Crown Heights
Bien Cuit‘s croissants are delicately crafted and take four days to ferment. As a result, you get to experience a flaky sensorial bite that leaves you in pure croissant bliss!
Where: Multiple locations
12. Atelier Sucré, East Village
Let the most delicious croissant be one you make from scratch! Atelier Sucré offers hands-on croissant making classes to show you how to achieve perfect lamination and the buttery pastry of your dreams. We’ve done a class ourselves and can’t recommend it enough!
Where: 104 East 7th Street, New York
13. Bushwick Bakery, Bushwick
This adorable corner bakery on Central Ave. and Starr Street offers up some of the best pastries in the neighborhood. Their croissants are flakey masterpieces and a definite must buy. If you’re really hungry, you can’t pass up one of their quiches as well. Our favorite is the quiche lorraine!
Where: 127 Central Ave, Brooklyn
14. Librae Bakery, East Village
Forget about plain croissants! This remarkable Middle Eastern bakery just a jaunt away from Astor Place offers up the most mind-blowing rose pistachio croissant you’ll ever sink your teeth into. Not a pistachio fan? They also have an espresso pain au chocolate. Absolute chefs kiss!
Where: 35 Cooper Sq, New York