Is there a more telling sign of a great bakery than a perfect croissant? The iconic viennoiserie is no easy feat to produce — it takes the deft hand of a skilled baker to laminate the dough with enough finesse and, well, butter, to wind up with the impossibly flaky dough.
Stuffed with ham and gruyère, decadent chocolate, or left plain, there is no better way to start your day then with the French pastry. Bakeries around Los Angeles are satisfying the demand for the beloved treat with exceptional takes on the classic. There are the traditionalists like Bouchon and Bread Lounge that let the buttery pastries speak for themselves. But there are also the new wave of croissant bakers, stuffing the puff pastry-style dough with things like baklava filling or creating the hybrid croissant-muffin concoction, the Instagram-hyped cruffin.
No matter what you're looking for, we got the croissant for you. Here now, the 18 best croissants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order.Read More