Croissants should be flakey, buttery and have a nice crunchy exterior. These bakeries offer croissants that will leave your face and shirts messy and your stomach happy.
My favorite bakery in LA. Their blueberry muffin is the best muffin I've ever had. Not an exaggeration. If you happen to stop by around lunch time, be sure to get in on their sandwiches--all of them are fantastic.
This bakery knows what's up. Their pastel vasco is beautifully made, as are their croissants. At noon they begin to serve sandwiches which are also a total win.