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.

Soutine Bakery [Upper West Side]
104 W. 70th St., at Columbus Ave., Manhattan
212-496-1450
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Patisserie Claude [Greenwich Village]
187 W. Fourth Street, between Barrow and Jones, Manhattan
212-255-5911
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Ceci-Cela [Soho]
55 Spring Street, between Mulberry and Lafayette, Manhattan
212-274-9179
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Ceci-Cela [Tribeca]
166 Chambers St., between Greenwich St. and W. Broadway, Manhattan
212-566-8933
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Almondine [DUMBO]
65 Water St., between Main and Dock Sts., Brooklyn
718-797-5026
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