Spring Sandwich at Crisan

Lunch.jpg

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Upcoming Sanctuary for Independent Media events include Julian Assange, Amy Goodman

The next month of events at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy includes some notable names, including Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Democracy Now's Amy... (more)

Morning Blend

Silver sentenced As lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.... (more)

The Atlas of Inland Fishes of New York

There are 181 native and introduced freshwater fish species in New York State. That's one of the many, many bits in a huge new catalog... (more)

Prestigious award for Hudson chef

Zak Pelaccio of Fish & Game in Hudson won the 2016 James Beard Award for best chef in the Northeast this week. The awards go... (more)

Business workshop at Forage+Sundry

Forage+Sundry in Troy is hosting a business workshop for "makers, creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs" on May 21. It will be led by Tess Palma-Martinez of... (more)

Recent Comments

I know why I take the bus more - because it's easier to take now! Busplus from Schenec to Albany gives me a nice relaxing ride and I can do work or read my book, I basically gain an extra hour of my life. Can't wait for the navigator cards to ramp up. Much better than those ten trips.

"They almost operate like a hedge fund that conducts classes"

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace

Spring plant sales 2016

...has 6 comments, most recently from WendyG

Hugh Farley is not running for re-election

...has 1 comment, most recently from Rob

New York's (now lost) native parrot

...has 3 comments, most recently from Kashmir Csaky

An attempt to hail Uber for the Albany area

...has 52 comments, most recently from Michael