Put down that quinoa bowl and hide the scale, because it’s time to bite into a buttery, flaky croissant. People think France is the birthplace of the ultimate breakfast pastry, but in reality, Austria is where the caloric happiness first began. When the Turks tried to invade Vienna in 1683 by cleverly digging a tunnel under the city wall, they didn’t consider the bakers working overnight who heard them and alerted the city guards.
In celebration of the Austrian victory over the Ottomans, the kipferl (German word for “crescent” to symbolize the crescent moon on the Turkish flag) was born. But enough with the history lesson, here’s the top croissant spots in South Florida listed in geographical order from north to south.
Editor’s Note: The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.Read More