Come join the 2017 Montreal Croissant Festival!

The croissant: adored by all, straight from the Magdalen Islands to Montreal! For the sixth year running, we're celebrating this popular pastry with the 2017 Montreal Croissant Festival. To mark the occasion, 96 artisanal pastry chefs will be joining forces on May 6, 2017 to offer you a croissant for just $1. You'd be crazy to miss it! Here are some of the places in Montreal where you can enjoy a taste: [image credit iStock]

Duc de Lorraine

5002, ch de la Côte-des-Neiges, Montréal, QC H3V 1G6

Opened in 1952, this place claims to be the oldest French patisserie in town. People come for the croissants, but also the macaroons, double cream layer cake, tarts, éclairs and tiramisu. You'll also find cheese and deli meats here.

Patisserie De Nancy

5655, av de Monkland, Montréal, QC H4A 1E5

Founded in 1965, this patisserie is now a firm fixture on Monkland Avenue. Everything is made on site, from the quiches to the cakes, as well as the macaroons, chocolates, ice creams and sorbets.


357 Rue De Castelnau E, Montréal, QC H2R 1R1

This small, friendly chain offers baked goodies to suit all tastes including sourdough or sesame seed and tamari baguettes, focaccia, cheese straws, sweet breads (fruit and hazelnut, grape, chocolate-sesame) and multigrain "crowd-pleasers", kamut, Pain des Gaults, and much more. Many also go there for the plentiful pastries (including croissants, of course) and the cheddar and apple turnovers!

Brioches A Tête

107, av Fairmount O, Montréal, QC H2T 2M4

This West Fairmount Avenue bakery is looking forward to welcoming you on April 30. Take the opportunity to taste their buns and take home their famous burger buns.

Fous Desserts

809, av Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1G2

You go to Fous on Laurier for croissants, but you end up leaving with pie, matcha cake, financier cake, chocolates and pastries. Don't say we didn't warn you.

La Miche Dorée La Miche Dorée

937 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H2S 1G9

The bread here is prepared with love and no fat or added sugar. Salt is kept to a minimum. There are 20 types of loaves and baguettes. La Miche Dorée is located on Saint-Denis and Bélanger.

La Fabrique Arhoma

1700 rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2K 1T4

People talk about “the bread and its accomplices” at Fabrique Arhoma located on Ontario Est. Here, along with a delicious croissant, you can enjoy maple-pecan-cranberry bread, a focaccia with Kalamata olives and local cheeses and, real pastry creations.

Le Fromentier

1375, av Laurier E, Montréal, QC H2J 1H6

This Plateau artisanal bakery, which makes a point to offer organic products, has so many breads that to list them all here might “break the internet”. Pastries and cheeses also await those who visit.

Les Co'Pains D'Abord

2727, rue Masson, Montréal, QC H1Y 1W6

Head over to one of the three branches (Rachel, Saint-Denis or Masson) to taste the croissants, but also take a moment to pick up the “special bread” (dates and hazelnuts, figs and honey, apricots, etc.) or one of their Breton specialties!

Delices D'Amandine

5855 Rue Sherbrooke E, Montréal, QC H1N 1B6

Nicely nestled on Sainte-Catherine, Amandine is a shop, a caterer and a wholesaler all at once. Indulge in their homemade tarts, their yarrow, their apricot Danish, grape rolls, their apple or lemon turnovers, and then their... ah, well, you might want to bring a box.

Patisserie De La Gare

24, av Westminster N, Montréal-Ouest, QC H4X 1Y9

If you’re heading from Westminster Avenue North to Montreal West, make a quick stop at the station pastry shop that also serves as a tea room. Don’t leave without tasting their espresso eclair.

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