Tuesday, August 30, 2011

One More Almond Croissant: The Bread Peddler - Olympia, WA

My almond croissant smackdown will never die, although I do believe I have found the best one in Portland which is why I have moved on to finding the city's best pretzel.  Now, I look to wider regions on a more causal basis for the best of the best in almond filling, butter, and flour.  I couldn't resist not stopping at the Bread Peddler on a recent trip up North to Olympia. I could tell this was the type of place pumping out artisan croissants. You know what I ordered.

Not only that, but they had an offering of poppyseed pastries. I had to order the poppyseed raspberry jam scone ($1.50) alongside my croissant. But let's get on with the almond croissant ($2.95) deets.

 It was excellent - with a delicate flaky layers and an inside thick with almond filling. It wasn't marzipan - it was a thick, fragrant almond paste packed into all available space within the croissant's interior cavity. The entire almond croissant package put a smile on my greedy, pastry feigning face. A delicious runner up to Nuvrei Pastries in Portland.

I also bought a loaf of Pain Classique ($3.75) to take home for dinner which my roommate and I used to dip into some fresh Southern Hemisphere olive oils. It was the perfect crispy crust and soft crumb bread to dip in olive oil/slather with butter. The Bread Peddler is fantastic and a must stop if you are in the area.

The Bread Peddler
222 N. Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98506


Diana said...

One of my college teammates was from Olympia! I'll have to ask her about this place! Looks like flaky heaven.

Elra's cooking and baking said...

I have weakness for almond croissant. It's my most favorite breakfast to eat.

Anna A. said...

Diana - For sure! Flaky heaven is always good - except for on your head.

Elra - I feel you!

Helen said...

That looks like a legit Montreal croissant. I think Nuvrei may have some competition now haha :)

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