Find pastry perfection at Montreal’s 2016 Croissant Festival

The croissant is a staple in kitchens all across Quebec, from Montreal to Îles-de-la-Madeleine. So it's only fitting that this perfect pastry would get its very own festival. On April 30, 2016, 75 artisanal pastry chefs are joining forces for the fifth annual Croissant Festival, where croissants of all kinds will be on offer for only $1. Here's where to go to get your fill of flaky, buttery goodness.

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.

Le Paltoquet

1464, av Van Horne, Outremont, QC H2V 1L2

Lawrence Boutéraon, the pastry chef at this Van Horne Avenue establishment, is Breton. So, butter, butter, 100% pure butter is required. Croissants, buns and toast implore you to bring them home. In passing you might go for the Pistachoc, a pistachio and chocolate cake.

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!

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.

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.

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