Pain au Chocolat and Croissant from Patisserie Pistache
Patisserie Pistache opened this morning in Astoria, Queens. 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.
They also serve almond croissants and little tarts and such. Not a huge selection this morning, but maybe they're starting slowly.
It also sells baguettes from Pain d'Avignon, and they're great. Totally on par with everyday baguettes in France. I can see myself grabbing one in the morning and making simple jambon-fromage sandwiches for the day ahead.
Update: After seeing a tweet about a possible Cannelle Patisserie connection, I called Cannelle to follow up. Turns out that Pistache is not necessarily backed by Cannelle but is carrying its pastries. So, pastries from Cannelle and baguettes from Pain d'Avignon.
Patisserie Pistache: 21-75 35th Street, Astoria NY 11105 (map)