The Cronut craze originated in New York City, and features an innovative croissant-donut hybrid that has become so popular that it has swept not only the entire nation but the rest of the country as well. After its official launch in 2013, the Cronut has spread to continents as far away as Asia and Europe, and has continued to maintain its massive popularity. Here are six of the best cronut places in New York City you have to check out during your next visit.
Try The Best Cronuts in New York City
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1. The Donut Pub
Selling sandwiches, pastries and coffee since 1964, this 24/7 donut spot features a full menu of specialty donuts, including their croissant donut, birthday cake donut, and orange kremsicle flavor. They also make crumb crullers, donut holds, old fashioned donuts, and an assortment of other sweets.
Address: 203 W 14th Street, New York City
2. Dough Doughnuts
Open since 2010, this doughnut shop has become a mainstay in the neighborhood, and they make their doughnuts in small batches throughout the day to guarantee freshness for all their customers. In addition to standard doughnuts, they also make Doughkas, which are inspired by the twisted yeast loaves of Eastern European Jewish tradition, as well as their decadent cake doughnuts.
Address: 448 Lafayette Avenue, New York City
3. The Doughnut Project
Famous for its psychedelic murals and stunning chandeliers, this popular eatery makes small-batch donuts in a variety of unique flavors, including their restaurant dinner series that feature doughnut collaborations with some of NYC’s top restaurants and chefs. Donuts to try include their beet glaze and ricotta whip donut, along with their peanut butter and jelly, as well as the Bronx—a simple glaze dusted in Italian olive oil and black pepper.
Address: 10 Morton Street, New York City
4. Carpe Donut
This mobile truck serves up fresh, hot and handmade donuts all day long, Carpe Donut has appeared on Fox & Friends and even created the FroDo—a donut ice cream sandwich packed with organic vanilla Blue Marble ice cream. Their apple cider donuts were also named among the best donuts of 2013 by New York Magazine, and don’t forget to try their ice hot apple cider and their hibiscus lemonade.
Address: 51st and Park Streets, New York City
5. Doughnut Plant
In business since 1994, Doughnut Plant features a unique technique of doughnut making, and is known for introducing the world’s first-ever Tres Leches and Blackout filled cake doughnuts, which have now become a staple on their menu. They also make pecan praline beignets as their Mardi Gras special, along with filled mini doughnuts including their special rose water-infused glaze and cream filling, topped with an edible rose petal.
Address: 379 Grand Street, New York City
6. Dominique Ansel Bakery
Chef Dominique Ansel officially gets credit for creating and trademarking the Cronut, which took her two months and 10 recipes until he eventually came up with the sweet treat. The pastries are made fresh daily and done in-house, and there is only one flavor of Cronut pastry every month, ranging from blackberry lime to lychee rose jam with pistachio ganache.
Address: 189 Spring Street, New York City
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.
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