Since the launch of the Cronut™ on May 10, 2013, a social media craze, a black market, and support site have all cropped up. Is this half croissant, half doughnut treat the next big thing? Or will Dominique Ansel’s creation go the way of the Magnolia gourmet cupcake and Pinkberry frozen yogurt, spawning numerous imitators until becoming almost ubiquitous?
One thing’s for sure: the imitators are already here. So if you’re not nearby the New York City original (or don’t have the wherewithal to stand in the hours-long line), here are a few other places where you can try the crusty cronut, or at least something similar to it:
Los Angeles, CA – Semi Sweet Bakery
Santa Monica, CA – DK’s Doughnuts
San Diego, CA – Azúcar
Washington, D.C. – Chocolate Crust
Miami Beach, FL – Red, the Steakhouse
Atlanta, GA – The Cake Hag
Chicago, IL – Glazed & Infused
Chicago, IL – La Boulangerie
Indianapolis, IN – Circle City Sweets
Greenport, NY – The Cheese Emporium & Cafe by Bruce & Son
Oakmont, PA – Oakmont Bakery
Fort Worth, TX – The Swiss Pastry Shop
Salt Lake City, UT – Little Blue Bistro food truck
Manila, Philippines – Wildflour Café and Bakery
Melbourne, Australia – MoVida bakery
Hey there copycats, if we’re ever in a room together, I will be able to look you in the eye. Will you be able to do the same?
— Dominique Ansel (@DominiqueAnsel) June 6, 2013
Kim Kohatsu judges the quality of her relationships on the ability to share food. If she can’t split an appetizer with you, in her eyes, you are pretty much worthless. Kim’s current food adventures revolve around ramen, sushi, Indian curries, Sichuan food, and fried chicken. Oh, and cheeseburgers. Kim loves a good cheeseburger.