FPB or Where to Find the Best Almond Croissant
Regardless of what most New Yorkers will tell you about bagels and lox I firmly believe that nothing comes close to getting your morning kick with a great almond croissant dipped in espresso Ristretto. This guilty indulgence helped me discover Francois Payard Bakery on Housten street, which luckily is only a block away from our Soho apartment.
Born in Nice on July 16th, 1966, François Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef. He cultivated his passion for the art of pastry as a child in his grandfather’s acclaimed shop on the Riviera, Au Nid des Friandises. François grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years.
In September 2010, François opened FPB, a casual bakery on West Houston Street in downtown New York City, where guests can enjoy a variety of sweet and savory selections in an inviting, casual setting.
If nutty croissants are not your thing, try the amazing Ciabatta bread or some of the macarons. Hands down, best in town!