I bit into a pain au chocolat at the French Market on Saturday and was completely transported back to the streets of Paris. This croissant was The. Same. Just as good as anything we'd ever had in France, and loads better then any others here in the States. Flakey, buttery layers that dissolve on your tongue and a fascinating chocolate "goo" in the inside that you just can't get enough of.
Ironically enough, it's one of the cheaper treats at the market, made by french nuns (not even kidding) at a bakery out of Elmhurst, I believe. Only $2.35 for this baby. Stop by their booth in the southern row of the French Market some Saturday morning and treat yourself to a taste of heaven.