London’s 5 Best: Croissants
Croissants for breakfast — there's nothing better. London's best bakeries make it easy to enjoy this French delicacy, whether a classic, buttery pastry or a new school pastry filled with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Here's the City Pantry guide to the 5 best croissants in London.Dominique Ansel
New York dessert guru Dominque Ansel is best known for his pastry works of art, as well as the invention of the Cronut. Predictably, he knows his way around laminated dough: flaking, buttery croissants that are checked for layers every day. And posted on Instagram, obviously.
New darling of the London scene Pophams has become famous for its unorthodox pastries, filled with rhubarb,
pistachio or crème påtissière. The most famous croissant, however, is the maple bacon: sweet, salty, serious pastry.
Little Bread Pedlar have been supplying London's best cafés and restaurants for years, delivering some of the city's best croissants by bike. The bakery is based in Spa Terminus, so you might be able to get a fix by walking down midweek — otherwise keep an eye out in London's essential coffee shops.
It might seem obvious that a classic French bakery would sell some of London's best croissants. A classic French bakery does sell some of London's best croissants. This Kensington shop turns out breakfast for the area's vocal French population, and their flaking, crisp croissants are the stars of the show.
Another new school bakery, baking croissants in Old Street. Patisserie is the specialty, with tarts and gateaux an able supporting cast: a place to keep the croissant classic, as it's already one of London's best less than a year after the shop opened.
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