Where to find "fancy pants" tarts?

dutch desserts peach tartKate emails:

Could you tell me about where I can purchase scrumptious fruit tarts?
I'm talking fancy pants style tarts. Like French people make.

Any tour of fancy pants tarts in the Capital Region should make a stop at Mrs. London's in Saratoga. And Crisan in Albany makes really great European-style desserts.

While the pants of the tarts from Dutch Desserts are probably not exactly of the fancy variety, we love 'em. They're available from a bunch of local outlets, including many of the farmers' markets.

Any other tart suggestions for Kate? Share, please!


Just this weekend I had a fruit tart that was pretty fancy pants from Sweet Temptations on Albany Shaker in Loudonville. Their facebook page doesn't have any pictures of fruit tarts so it might not be a regular item, but it was really good!

I don't know any French people who make fancy-pants tarts. But i do know a few who get them from Crisan on Lark. Still, I'd rather have fruit tarts or something, the zipper from those pants gets stuck in my teeth.

Putnam Market in Saratoga usually has some yumminess. I am pretty sure they get some of their stuff from NYC (Dean and Deluca maybe?) and their in house stuff is very good too. They have a raspberry linzer that makes me incredibly happy.

There is a tasty fancy tart seller weekly at the Troy Waterfront Farmer's Market (Saturday morning from 9-1 at Riverfront Park). They are DELISH! The maker is local, and also sells at the Honest Weight Food Co-op. You can find them in the section between the meat and the cheese, near the to-die-for chocolate collection!

Absolutely! Come to Schenectady Greenmarket Sundays from 10-2. Dutch Desserts comes to mind first but check out Our Daily Bread too!

Thanks everyone!

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