A croissant is one of my favorite pastries. I can’t eat them too often because they go straight to my waist. The newest NYC trend in the dessert world is the birthday cake croissant. Imagine a funfetti cake baked into a buttery yet crispy croissant. I knew the place was called Union Fare but I didn’t realize there are several parts to Union Fare. I walked into the bar/restaurant and was so confused. As I exited out the opposite door I came across the bakery next door. Just so you don’t get lost like I did, the restaurant is on 6 East 18th street. The bakery and Gastrohall is on 7 East 17th street.
I stopped by near closing time and they had two left. They told me I got super lucky. Normally they sell out in the morning.
At first glance I saw these scrumptious looking flat breads.
I had to stay focused on the croissant though. It’s not just the birthday cake croissant. they have red velvet, crème brûlée, matcha, and cookies & cream. They are all the brain child of executive pastry chef Thiago Silva.
When you pull it open there is the perfect amount of pink icing.
At first bite I was stopped in my tracks. I literally stood on 5th ave slowly savoring each bite. It’s as good as it looks. No need to wait for your birthday to celebrate.