Soutine, a neighborhood fixture on the Upper West Side, has been quietly turning out some of the city’s best croissants. nativeNYer finds them lighter and more buttery than the ones at Patisserie Claude in the Village, go-to spot for some croissant lovers.
guttergourmet stands by Claude and strongly recommends his hound-endorsed pain au chocolat, which can sell out as early as 8 a.m. Others put in a word for the croissants at Ceci-Cela and, in Brooklyn, Almondine.
Patisserie Claude [Greenwich Village]
187 W. Fourth Street, between Barrow and Jones, Manhattan