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This crepe is bursting with delicately sweet poached pears, topped with crushed toasted almonds, a dusting of confectioners sugar, and a drizzle of chocolate.  Cafe Triskell * 33-04 36th Ave, Astoria * (718) 472-0612 * www.cafetriskell.com

This crepe is bursting with delicately sweet poached pears, topped with crushed toasted almonds, a dusting of confectioners sugar, and a drizzle of chocolate.  Cafe Triskell * 33-04 36th Ave, Astoria * (718) 472-0612 * www.cafetriskell.com

The bread pudding at Cannelle,

Quoted from William Grimes on his”Guilty Pleasure” entry, from last week’s New York Times article about their past restaurant critics…

“The bread pudding at Cannelle, a French patisserie that, like a miracle, descended from the clouds and landed in a strip mall in East Elmhurst, Queens, a few years ago. The big dangers include a criminally rich red-velvet cake and a shortbreadlike gâteau Breton.” William Grimes

There’s lots beyond the menu at Fresca la Crepe, one of my favorite locations in Woodside. Ask Patty what’s unlisted today and you might be the envy of all other patrons. Here’s a crepe with the biscoff spread spekuloos and strawberries. On another day, get The Bomb, a daily off-menu special which has Nutella, white chocolate, bananas, strawberries, toasted almonds, and mascarpone. Yessssss
4 and a half yelp stars on 73 reviews with over 2/3 of the reviews as 5-stars CANNOT be wrong!
Fresca la Crepe, 39-82 61st St, Woodside

There’s lots beyond the menu at Fresca la Crepe, one of my favorite locations in Woodside. Ask Patty what’s unlisted today and you might be the envy of all other patrons. Here’s a crepe with the biscoff spread spekuloos and strawberries. On another day, get The Bomb, a daily off-menu special which has Nutella, white chocolate, bananas, strawberries, toasted almonds, and mascarpone. Yessssss

4 and a half yelp stars on 73 reviews with over 2/3 of the reviews as 5-stars CANNOT be wrong!

Fresca la Crepe, 39-82 61st St, Woodside

Patisserie Pistache opened this morning in Astoria. It’s just north of Ditmars Boulevard on 35th Street—behind the yet-to-open Francis Cafe. The croissants are pretty legit. Comparable to those I’ve had in Paris/France. They also serve almond croissants and little tarts and such. Not a huge selection this morning, but maybe they’re starting slowly. Also: the baguettes there are from Pain d’Avignon. 21-75 35th Street, Astoria NY 11105 (map)
Update: I just saw this tweet and followed up on it. It turns out that the pastries here come from Cannelle Patisserie in East Elmhurst. Pistache’s owner is a friend of the folks at Cannelle.

Patisserie Pistache opened this morning in Astoria. It’s just north of Ditmars Boulevard on 35th Street—behind the yet-to-open Francis Cafe. The croissants are pretty legit. Comparable to those I’ve had in Paris/France. They also serve almond croissants and little tarts and such. Not a huge selection this morning, but maybe they’re starting slowly. Also: the baguettes there are from Pain d’Avignon. 21-75 35th Street, Astoria NY 11105 (map)

Update: I just saw this tweet and followed up on it. It turns out that the pastries here come from Cannelle Patisserie in East Elmhurst. Pistache’s owner is a friend of the folks at Cannelle.

Patricia from Fresca la Crepe (39-82, 61 St) in Woodside. I love the way she runs her shop. Here she is performing one of her signature twists that make her crepes so good: crisping cheese on the griddle. Act like you’re in-the-know and order the unlisted “bomb”. And if you’re ailing from the sickness, do not miss her chicken soup. Believe it!

Patricia from Fresca la Crepe (39-82, 61 St) in Woodside. I love the way she runs her shop. Here she is performing one of her signature twists that make her crepes so good: crisping cheese on the griddle. Act like you’re in-the-know and order the unlisted “bomb”. And if you’re ailing from the sickness, do not miss her chicken soup. Believe it!