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Dominique Ansel Bakery | French Patisserie in NYC

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.

Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City

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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.

Cronut Tease at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
Cronut Tease

It wasn’t difficult to locate the understated storefront on Spring Street.

Entrance at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
Dominique Ansel Bakery’s SoHo Storefront

We got into a short line, at least short compared to the notoriously long cronut lines.

Inside Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
Inside Dominique Ansel Bakery Haven from the Heat

We were impressed by the beautiful pastry options.

Beautiful Pastry Options at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
Beautiful Pastry Options
More Pastry Options at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
More 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.

Raspberry Beer Cherry Religieuse at Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City
Raspberry Beer Cherry Religieuse – Classic Two-Tiered Cream Puff with Raspberry Glaze and Kirek Lambic Cherry Beer Cream

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.

Enjoying a La Colombe at Dominque Ansel Bakery in New York City
Enjoying a La Colombe Ice Coffee on a Hot Day

But what about the pasty? We’ll let the pictures tell the story.

Going, Going...
Going, Going…
Gone
Gone

We’re not the first to discover the Dominique Ansel Bakery, and we won’t be the last.

Press at Dominque Ansel Bakery in New York City
The press has spoken.

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.

Update

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 the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Elaine

Wednesday 27th of August 2014

I love this place! I've tried a cronut before but I don't like donuts or croissants so I guess it was a bit lost on me!

Adrienne

Tuesday 19th of August 2014

Such a good bakery (even beyond the cronut!).

Bernadette

Tuesday 13th of August 2013

Pardon my ignorance, what is a cronut?

Great pics.

Daryl and Mindi Hirsch

Monday 19th of August 2013

A cronut is half donut and half croissant.