Spring Sandwich at Crisan

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Because AOA can't survive on bagels alone.

Yeah, we know, nobody cares what we had for lunch. But this may be an exception to the rule.

Crisan (ahhh, yes, Crisan), home of the $1 gelato and some of our other favorite things, has started serving sandwiches, little mini quiches and other yummy stuff for lunch.

Last night we stopped by and heard about the newest sandwich, and today we were the first in line at lunchtime.

Like everything else in their cases the spring sandwich ($4.50) seems too pretty to eat. Do not let this deter you. It's also pretty delicious.

It's a croissant, filled with fruit salad (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi and sliced apple), with baby spinach and marscapone cheese.

It's one of those simple things that totally made sense when we heard it: fruit + croissant+sweet marscapone = yummy. Still, we didn't think it up.

We're really glad they did!


Find It

Crisan
197 Lark Street
Albany, NY 12210

Comments

The only thing that sandwich needs is bacon

Second on the bacon!

Woa, that map is a little off. I am also going to be there in about an hour. I'm drooling already.

I eat their vegetarian sandwich every friday, saturday, and sunday in between working doubles. Its the best break ever.

Spinach! What the hell. That stuff will kill you.

Seriously, what gives with the baby spinach. I don't know if its true, but I read, "Oxalic acid in raw spinach forms an insoluble complex with calcium and iron and renders uncooked spinach a non-nutritious green."

Mint. Or maybe basil. Or Thai basil if you want something exotic. But the spinach is so wrong. Especially since the sandwich is dusted with powdered sugar.

Brilliant move to market a dessert as lunch.

I've been meaning to check this place out since they opened, but that sandwich ay make me go tomorrow. wow!

I... am in love!

So, we hit up Crisan last night to check out this sandwich (Lark St. was surprisingly dead for a Saturday), and it was was fanTAStic! The one I got actually had carrots and slices of avacado on it as well, along with blueberries and a cherry, that weren't mentioned in this post. But it was totally worth the trip!

First trip to Crisan: Spring sandwich, Hazelnut Chevre layer cake. All reasonably priced. AWESOME!

Coffee was small. They need bigger coffee cups. Overall, I give the place a 9 out of 10. Minus half a point for the small coffee, and minus half a point for the un-sanded spackle directly over the food case.

This is the kind of place lark st. needs to make a comeback!

Awww. We didn't get blueberries, carrots and avacado in ours! Guess we'll just have to go back. Sigh.

wow, while i question how guilty i would feel having that for lunch, there's no denying that it looks pretty much amazing.

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