7.18.2013

Cronut Craze!

We all knew it was only a matter of time before I got my hands on a cronut. Half donut, half croissant, Dominique Ansel's unique pastry is all the rage in New York City. The famed cronut takes up to three days to make, and only 250 are sold each morning. I couldn't wait to get my hands on two of this month's featured blackberry flavor! 

My friend Jacqueline and I got in line at 6:20 am, and were 55 people back. We were relieved to know that our spot in line guaranteed us pastries! The line quickly grew and snaked around Thompson Street, and within an hour over a hundred people we waiting for the bakery to open. 
At 8:00 am sharp the bakery doors opened!
By 8:40 am we were welcomed into the bakery. Customers lined the counter and watched as Dominique Ansel toasted his new frozen s'more dessert. In addition to our four cronuts (each customer is limited to two cronuts per visit), we also splurged on a frozen s'more and a DKA (a flaky croissant-like dough with a caramelized crunchy crust).
After hours of anticipation, we were so excited to open those beautiful gold boxes and enjoy our cronuts! They were just as delicious as I imagined, and very deserving of the hype and fame. The s'more was also amazing!
If you are ever in SoHo before the sun rises and have a few hours to spare, hop in line at Dominique Ansel Bakery for a cronut (or two). You will not be disappointed!

6 comments :

  1. Those look super delish and kuddos to you for getting out there so early.. Have you ever had a French cruller? are they in anyway similar? The hubby and I are looking forward to bringing our monsters to try them out. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Ah thanks for sharing this! I've been waiting to get some inside photos of this place and the famous cronut. Love it ...and also jealous ;)

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  3. That looks like such a fun way to spend a morning! Delicious, too.

    The Rambling Fangirl

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  4. Yum! I've got to get up early one of these days and go for it.

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  5. I am totally planning to go there. It is on my to-do list.
    Thanjs for sharing.
    www.jadeblyssjourney.blogspot.com

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  6. Yay! I'm glad you were able to get one. It looks delicious. I have to work up the gumption to try again since my first attempt was such a bust. I WILL get a cronut one of these days!

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