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Authentic French croissant in zurich

Where to get a good one in Zurich. Seems they are all bad copies of the original. Are the german Swiss so incompetent?
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Old 19.10.2019, 11:20
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Where to get a good one in Zurich. Seems they are all bad copies of the original. Are the german Swiss so incompetent?
Are you sure you know what the original taste is?

Getting a bit tired with your dislike/hatred of everything and anything.....
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Re: Authentic French croissant in zurich

Oh yes. I know exactly how a good one is and tastes! But do you?
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Re: Authentic French croissant in zurich

Why don't you try all croissants and gipfelis in Zurich and let us know which is the best one?

Best to stay focused and not get distracted by EF during such a quest.
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Seri, without a doubt!
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Re: Authentic French croissant in zurich

The original is Austrian.

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Why don't you try all croissants and gipfelis in Zurich and let us know which is the best one?

Best to stay focused and not get distracted by EF during such a quest.

Day 1. M̶i̶g̶r̶o̶s̶ . Too much sugar , heavy, chewy. A no goer!
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Are you sure you know what the original taste is?

Getting a bit tired with your dislike/hatred of everything and anything.....
I agree with the latter statement, but have to also agree with the original sentiment. Swiss German Gipflis are a disgrace, with only a slight passing resemblance to a proper, light, flaky, buttery French croissant.
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Where to get a good one in Zurich. Seems they are all bad copies of the original. Are the german Swiss so incompetent?
Incompetent at being what? French?

And what a French croissant? The Paris one is already different from those in other regions.

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Best to stay focused and not get distracted by EF during such a quest.
I know what you're trying to do mate
Omtatsat will be so fat after trying them all that he won't reach the keyboard anymore.


Actually when I saw the title I thought "groovy, someone found some in Zurich" but I forgot to check who the poster was.
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Seri, without a doubt!
I'll put it on my list. But 3 CHF a hit will anyhow give indigestion!
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I'll put it on my list. But 3 CHF a hit will anyhow give indigestion!


How come almost every time this user posts in this or other forums the same two "other" users like the posts.

Could they be the same users and if so is this allowed
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I agree with the latter statement, but have to also agree with the original sentiment. Swiss German Gipflis are a disgrace, with only a slight passing resemblance to a proper, light, flaky, buttery French croissant.
One could also say that a French croissant is a disgrace at being a proper Swiss Gipfeli The two are just not the same.

On topic: for the best French croissant in Zürich I double down grumpygrapefruit's suggestion of Seri Wada.
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One could also say that a French croissant is a disgrace at being a proper Swiss Gipfeli The two are just not the same.

On topic: for the best French croissant in Zürich I double down grumpygrapefruit's suggestion of Seri Wada.
Yes I see now. A gipfeli is a butchered version of a Croissant. Its the best Croissant that I'm looking for. And also the best baguette.

Sad. What the french have on every corner-a baker selling the best Croissants that one only gets in Zurich from a speciality baker at speciality prices.

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/fr...ter-in-france/

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Yes I see now. A gipfeli is a butchered version of a Croissant. Its the best Croissant that I'm looking for. And also the best baguette.

Sad. What the french have on every corner-a baker selling the best Croissants that one only gets in Zurich from a speciality baker at speciality prices.

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/fr...ter-in-france/

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<<The Croissant Is Integral To French Identity>>
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The key is in the title of your linked article
<<The Croissant Is Integral To French Identity>>
So maybe they are better in French part of CH
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So maybe they are better in French part of CH
Unlikely but at least there's a border to France there. You could cross it? To get your croissant?

And before you ask: Nope croissant does not come from "crossing", it comes from <<croissant de lune>> which in English would be waxing moon.

And nope I have no idea why the croissant represents the waxing moon and not the decreasing moon. As one just has to turn it around ....

Let's see, what else could you come up with ....


Hey, you could bake them yourself. Might give you a new perspective on "capability".
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So maybe they are better in French part of CH
Yes, they are.

Not sure it's purely related to the name, but I think it's easier to get away with something called a gipfeli that's almost, but not completely, unlike a proper croissant, than it would be where it's actually called a croissant.

Or maybe it's just that the French speakers don't have the self-punishing instincts of the more germanic areas, so are more willing to indulge in something that's actually nice.

Whatever the reason, it's certainly true here, just a couple of hundred metres from France, and I think, but can't be 100% sure, that the same applies across the Suisse Romande.

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croissant does not come from "crossing", it comes from <<croissant de lune>> which in English would be waxing moon.

And nope I have no idea why the croissant represents the waxing moon and not the decreasing moon. As one just has to turn it around ....
You're over-analysing it. The word simply means crescent, referring to the shape. A crescent moon can be in either phase, but I don't think there's any actual lunar connection with the pastry product.


(And just FYI, in English the 'decreasing' moon is generally referred to as waning).
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Unlikely but at least there's a border to France there. You could cross it? To get your croissant?
Not unlikely at all.
The croissants are much nicer and much more ‘french’ here in the French speaking part than they are over in the German speaking bit.

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Not unlikely at all.
The croissants are much nicer and much more ‘french’ here in the French speaking part than they are o er in the German speaking bit.
Is that in general (Coop, Migros, Aldi, Lidl ...) or the independent bakeries in the French part?

I doubt the large supermarkets would have a separate recipe for the French part. And if so, that would be pretty dumb - we would have to start a Gipfeli-movement here.
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