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Dominique Ansel Bakery – Our Cronut Consolation Pastry in NYC

In NYC, Restaurants by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch4 Comments

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 NYC

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 Dominique Ansel Bakery NYC

Cronut Tease

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

Dominique Ansel Bakery's SoHo Storefront NYC

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 Haven from the Heat NYC

Inside Dominique Ansel Bakery Haven from the Heat

We were impressed by the beautiful pastry options.

Beautiful Pastry Options Dominique Ansel Bakery NYC

Beautiful Pastry Options

More Pastry Options Dominique Ansel Bakery NYC

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 fruit desserts and beer.

Raspberry Beer Cherry Religieuse - Classic Two Tiered Cream Puff with Raspberry Glaze and Kirek Lambic Cherry Beer Cream Dominique Ansel Bakery NYC

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 Ice Coffee on a Hot Day Dominique Ansel Bakery NYC

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…



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

The press has spoken. Dominique Ansel Bakery NYC

The press has spoken.

That being said, we really enjoyed our respite from the heat and the chance to share a world-class pastry.

Dominique Ansel Bakery is located at 189 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA.

Hungry for more? Check out where we ate during our most recent New York City Quickie weekend. 

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  1. 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!

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