In Search of Crisped, Flaky, Buttery Croissants - Croissant Journey at Chaumont, Maison Giraud, Bouchon, Proof & Pitchoun


as always, thanks for taking one for the team.


Your unceasing quest for objectivity in a world filled with subjectivity is very much appreciated.

Perhaps the moral of this Portos croissant incident is to teach us to first question “Who’s making the list, and what do they have to gain?”


Chaumont has been consistent if not gotten better since they opened.
A couple of weeks ago I got a long twisty chocolate chip pastry that was crazy!
Butter is the word here and everything is delish from breakfast to sandwiches to the wonderful croissants.
Thank you for your commitment to this delicious food.


This thread makes me yearn for Maison Giraud, I miss it.


Thanks @pnutbudda. :slight_smile: I’ll have to try that long twisty chocolate pastry next time.

@yogachik totally agree. Sad they closed.


Crispy, flaky and buttery croissants @ Lou the French on the Block, Burbank

Almond croissant pictured:


Is that cinammon or something on the top? It looks unusually dark (IMO).


Nope just sugar. The darker spots were awesome crispy edges.


Dropped by Mr. Holmes Bakehouse at Highland Park before work.

Regular & Churros Croissant

On this morning, the crust if quite flaky since I got there at 8:45 but it doesn’t taste as buttery as I would like

Creamy custard filling and cross between croissant and churro. A bit one noted after a few bites due to the sweetness.

So much of how flaky a croissant is depends on the amount of time it spends out of the oven. It’s hard to compare croissants unless we consume them right out of the oven IMO.


ermagod guys, Lou the French on the Block is on absolute fire right now - the almond croissant I had this morning was insane.


Ugh, was in Burbank yesterday for a movie. Will have to try next time.


@Chowseeker1999 Have you had the chance to try the croissant at Konbi in Echo Park?
Looks like they are baking them in house.

I live closeby but have not tried any of their baked goods yet. I’m interested in hearing you thoughts.

I did try the egg salad sandwich. It was not good. The bread was tough and lacked the softness that I find crucial to the Japanese egg salad sando that they are paying homage to. Hopefully I just got a sandwich with day-old bread. However, at $8+tax it will be difficult for me to give that sandwich another chance.


I completely get what you’re saying, but the Konbi version (photo below is from my writeup) involves toasting the bread nicely. Maybe the bread quality is just not up to snuff here in L.A., so the crew had to improvise. Nonetheless, I thought the overall sandwich was tasty in its own merits.


@J_L I had the Egg Salad Sandwich, not the Layered Omelette Sandwich pictured above.

Picture of Egg Salad Sando from Yelp:


Ah, I see now. Thanks for the clarification. Sorry the bread there wasn’t so great. That does look a bit sad.


Hi @Starchtrade,

No I haven’t tried the croissant yet, but not in a hurry to try it, thanks!


Gotta try those!