popular raspberry filled beignets) and Colson Patisserie just down the block makes an excellent brioche Suisse, which in their words is “like a pain au chocolat but better.” Turns out that Brancaccio’s in Kensington not only has a super Thanksgiving dinner deal, but last weekend I discovered that they also make a mean pain au chocolat...
Buttery and flakey, the photo above is no illusion, the middle is absolutely stuffed with chocolate. There’s nothing more disappointing than biting into a pain au chocolat anticipating chocolate-y bliss and discovering a pathetic, hard little lump of chocolate. With the housemade pain au chocolat at Brancaccio’s that’s not a concern--no bite will lack for chocolate and that’s a-okay in my book.
The pain au chocolat are baked throughout the day in small batches, but your best bet is to go early.
3011 Fort Hamilton Parkway
(Between East 2nd and 3rd Street)
Brooklyn, New York 11218