We love New York City on summer weekends. When locals clear out for the Hamptons and the Jersey Shore, it presents an opportunity to stroll the city streets without the normal throngs of people. That’s how we ended up at Dominique Ansel Bakery on one of the hottest days of the year.
Since we drove to New York City from Philadelphia, we didn’t get to the bakery early enough to queue up for the famous cronut. That would have been a lot even for the 2foodtrippers. Even still, we wanted to check out the famed SoHo bakery helmed by Dominique Ansel and try the bakery’s world-famous desserts.
It wasn’t difficult to locate the understated storefront on Spring Street.
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We got into a short line, at least short compared to the notoriously long cronut lines.
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We were impressed by the beautiful pastry options.
The tough part was to select just one to share. Daryl was drawn to the Raspberry Beer Cherry Religieuse. Mindi did not argue, as she is a lover of both fruit desserts and beer.
Since it felt like a million degrees outside, there was no way that we wanted to sit outside. However, it was a no-brainer to sit in the indoor air-conditioned courtyard. It was a perfect spot and even better with a touch of Philadelphia – an iced La Colombe coffee.
But what about the pasty? We’ll let the pictures tell the story.
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We’re not the first to discover the Dominique Ansel Bakery, and we won’t be the last.
That being said, we really enjoyed our respite from the heat and the chance to share a world-class pastry. Not time we’re in the neighborhood maybe we’ll get lucky with the cronut gods. It not, maybe we’ll take a Greenwich Village food tour instead.
Daryl later returned and ate a cronut. It was worth the wait.
Dominique Ansel Bakery is located at 189 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA.
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Daryl & Mindi Hirsch
Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on their website 2foodtrippers. Since launching the site in 2012, they’ve traveled to over 40 countries in their quest to bring readers a unique taste of the world.
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We self-funded our dessert break at Dominique Ansel Bakery.
Original Publication Date: August 13, 2013