NJ Dining: Patisserie St. Michel (UPDATED)

Patisserie St Michel
1389 Queen Anne Rd
Teaneck, NJ 07666-3540
Phone: 201-837-8140

French Pastry is difficult to make, and there’s not many places where you can get the real deal in Northern New Jersey. My favorite pastry shop is Patisserie San Michel, run by veteran pastry chef Andre Schneider and his wife Anne in the heart of Orthodox Jewish Teaneck. Although the community’s tastes have changed around Andre’s shop over the years, Andre’s pastry has stayed the same, made from scratch and only using the finest butter and cream, fresh fruit and the best chocolate. While the local Teaneck community is no longer the prime consumer of his goodies, his fans now come from far and wide and all over Northern NJ and New York City to buy his pastry and other baked goods.

Anne Schneider, the real “Queen Anne” of Queen Anne Road manning the fort. Andre’s pastries are in huge demand, and he is shortening his hours, so you’ll want to get there before noon if possible, particularly on the weekends.

Patissier Andre Schneider

You can find the widest selection on late Saturday mornings.

French Macarons, which he sells retail and to commercial accounts under the “Andre’s Macarons” brand. This is just a sample of the different flavors he can do.

A pretty macaron cake.

Andre’s baguette, French loaves, croissant, pain du chocolat and brioche are to die for.

Ready for Parisian-style pastry, right in the heart of Teaneck? Click on the “Read the rest of this entry link” below for more.

A special fruit tart for Bastille Day.

Raspberry Tarte


Cheese Danish

Creme Brulee Tart

Pistachio Creme Brulee Tart

Opera Cake

Strawberry Creme Brulee Tart

Opera Cake


Fruit Tartlets

Peach Tart

Key Lime tart

Strawberry Macaron tart

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cake

Grand Marnier /Orange Cake

Flourless Almond Dacquoise Fruit Tarts (For Passover)

Flourless Chocolate Tart

Champagne Cake (Made for Mother’s Day)

Assorted Macarons and Florentine Lace Cookies

Crab Quiche

Spinach Quiche

A custom made birthday cake

6 Responses to NJ Dining: Patisserie St. Michel (UPDATED)

  1. Rachel Perlow says:

    A picture may be worth 1000 words, but pictures cannot do Andre’s products justice. The crust on his creme brulee and quiche is so well browned and crisp and flaky, it would be a treat by itself, never mind that it encases such decadent fillings. However, my favorite item at Patisserie St. Michel is the plum frangiapan tart. You can see an individual one in the picture of the tartlets above (in the 9-10 o’clock region of the display), but it is also available is a full sized round or strip pastry, perfect to bring along when invited to someone’s house for dinner. Of course, his eclairs are to die for, try the coffee ones; and I really love the chocolate croissant …

  2. That all looks amazing.

  3. LECLERE Marcel, Montreuil says:

    Cher André, c’est par hasard que je suis tombé sur ton site. Je vois que que tu poursuis ta belle aventure.
    A quand la retraite ? Est ce que tu reviens de temps à autre en France ?
    Dans le cas ou tu ferais une apparition, informe moi que nous prenions le verre de l’amitié.
    Je te souhaite pour toi et ta famille une bonne et heureuse année 2008.
    à bientôt, peut être

  4. […] a cake by Patisserie St. Michel. Yet another place Jason wrote about for the New York Times and pictorialized on OTB. Andre’s cake was beyond words. So beautiful and delicious, there were very little left over […]

  5. A Bose says:

    We moved to NJ in 2006 and it wasn’t until 2008 we discovered St. Michel. Since then, we have been regulars. This is by far the most authentic french pasty place I have found in my wanderings around the US…period! Andre’s Opera Cake, Macarons, Palmiers (“elephant ears”), Creme Brulee, Spinach Quiche….are worth dying for!
    I will be so sad the day when Andre and Anne decide to retire and we will lose this precious jem in NNJ!

  6. SIzzolin says:

    I am so thrilled to have discovered Patisserie St Michel! I do not live close by, but will definitely make it a regular weekend treat. The napoleons are outstanding, the macarons are perfect, and Andre himself is truly a sweet treat!

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