When Parisian baker Eric Kayser opened his first location in New York, there was much speculation about how the quality would vary. Worries about this are completely unfounded and melt away as you bite into the amazingly delicious baguette. Crisp crust and airy crumb, it is the perfect vehicle for loads of butter or just alone. All of the breads at this lovely boulangerie are absolutely perfect specimens. But for a quick bite, the almond croissant is fantastic, while the ham and cheese croissant is truly amazing. Eaten cold, the ham and cheese combination is familiar to most, but heated up slightly makes the cheese ooey gooey and the ham's saltiness that much more of a complement to the cheese. Not to be missed on any bakery tour.
Image courtesy of Maison Kayser