The best croissant in the world is not in France but at Maison Giraud Bakery right here in Los Angeles, says world traveler blanch. The croissant is the product of pastry genius Noubar Yessayan. "Noubar makes great breads and pastries, but the croissants are a tour de force," says blanch. "The butter literally oozes out of the pastry. Get a big napkin."
Though still a fan of the bakery, cothev isn't as excited as blanch. "The croissants are indeed good, though small, but I'm not sure they are the greatest in the world," cothev says.
Maison Giraud Bakery [Westside - Beaches]
1032 Swarthmore Avenue, Pacific Palisades