Our favorite pastry is going next-level with colorful toppings that would make a French baker blush.


Move over, doughnuts! The latest bakery treat to sweep the nation is the classic croissant— all dressed up with oddball flavors and Crayola-bright colors.

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (San Francisco, Los Angeles)

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, with outposts in San Francisco and Los Angeles, is an Instagram darling, thanks to its to fun-loving croissants (matcha, churro) and viral Cruffin (flaky croissant layers baked in a muffin mold). 

Related Recipe: Matcha-Choco Drizzle

Supermoon Bakehouse (New York City)

At Supermoon Bakehouse, you can find pumped-up crescents like the Banana Split, which features a core of caramelized fruit and a crown of gold leaf. "The croissant is something that hadn't changed for such a long time," says Supermoon co-owner Aron Tzimas. "It was ripe for it." 

Lychee Berry Croissant
A lychee-berry croissant from Supermoon Bakehouse in New York City.
| Credit: Photo courtesy of Supermoon Bakehouse

Union Fare (New York City)

Union Fare has also made a splash in New York with cheeky flavors like red velvet and birthday cake. 

Related Recipe: Croissant French Toast

West Town Bakery (Chicago)

In the Windy City, West Town Bakery debuted its Cereal Bowl Croissants last year, each loaded with cereal-infused cream and decorated with Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Puffs.