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This classic French patisserie, formerly known as Goupil & DiCarlo, offers the Chelsea Market lunch crowd the popular (and not very French) make-your-own salad bowl ubiquitous among the nine-to-five set. After all that leafy virtue, however, patrons can round out their meals with freshly made mousses, tarts, cakes, and macaroons. On any given day, up to ten kinds of glistening cakes fill the display case. Many are flourless—as in, bound by butter and unctuously, delectably rich—while equally luscious fruit-studded tarts, like apple, lemon, blueberry, strawberry, and mixed fruit, dwindle down as afternoon sugar-seekers get their fix. Two dozen choices of tea, along with the usual line-up of coffee and espresso, are also available. While the shop doesn’t cater, they sell wholesale to exclusive gourmet groceries around the city, including Dean & Deluca and Butterfield Market. All items are made on site with seasonal fruit and top-line ingredients; the overnight staff churns out fresh pastries in the wee, small hours, just in time for the morning rush.