March 2, 2009

New York Magazine Votes Almondine Bakery the Best in NYC

New York Magazine has just come out with its annual "Best of New York" issue, and for all us pastry lovers, we should take note of the best bakery (according to the editors, of course). The title was bestowed on Almondine Bakery in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Here is what New York Magazine had to say:

"What you look for in a proper French bakery: a buttery croissant that’s so flaky it “weeps” when you bite into it; a crusty baguette with an airy, fragrant crumb; and a baker-proprietor who’s so omnipresent he must sleep on a cot next to the oven. That’s what you get at Almondine, where Hervé Poussot, formerly of Le Bernardin and Windows on the World, keeps his Dumbo clientele awash in lush raspberry doughnuts, artful tarts and pies, hefty sandwiches, saucer-size cookies, and a hot chocolate that rivals Jacques Torres’s across the street. Both the baker and his inventory are French, but not too, which means he’s open to innovations like a signature baguette that’s part whole wheat, and a soft, chewy pretzel roll blanketed with melted Gruyère."

I'll be checking out Almondine when I return from Portland, Oregon, next week. I'll be sure to post my own review ASAP!

In the meantime, YOU should visit Almondine:

Almondine Bakery
85 Water St., nr. Main St.,
Brookly, NY
P: 718-797-5026

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