The infamous ‘Cronut’ finally comes to London

Posted at 4:00 pm, July 31, 2013 in Food & Drink
Cronuts in London

Since Psychic Sonya predicted the arrival of the cronut in London, we’ve been going a little stir crazy over the sweet things in the Time Out office. So eager was I to get my hands on this delicious croissant/doughnut hybrid that I flew to New York and queued for hours outside the only place in the world that sold them, the Dominique Ansell Bakery in Manhattan. Little did I know that only two months later the cronut would crash land in London. Except Dominique Ansell trademarked the term ‘cronut’, so these British editions, currently made by Rinkoff in Whitechapel, amongst a few other places, are called ‘cro-doughs’ – but we’re not fooled. We picked up a couple of the baked beauties to compare to their Stateside counterparts:

NEW YORK

Where?
Dominique Ansell Bakery, 189 Spring St, NY 10012.

Waiting time…
2.5 hours.

Variety
This changes each month, but we can attest to the lemon cream being sickly sweet.

What’s the damage?
$10 for a box of two.

Limit
Two.

Sold out by…
10.30am.

LONDON

Where?
‘Cro-Dough’ – Rinkoff, 222-226 Jubilee St, E1 3BS, Whitechapel Tube.
Also available at:
‘Dosant’ - Duck & Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY, Liverpool Street Station Tube.
Coco Maya’s version – Wild and Wood Coffee, New Oxford Street, WC1 A1BA, Holborn Tube. (Insider tip: a delivery of 10 arrives after 11am. Get in there quick!)
Ayers the Bakers, 131-133 Evelina Rd  London, Greater London SE15 3HB.

Waiting time…
2.5 minutes.

Variety
Raspberry jam, custard, cream with chocolate shavings.

What’s the damage?
£2.50 each.

Limit
Six.

Sold out by…
11am.

Danielle Goldstein

Get your grubby mitts on one now before word gets out and we get an NYC situation!

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