Look, at the moment I can’t justify a two hour wait in line for a cronut when bar studying is clearly more important. But if you go to the Dominique Ansel Bakery in the afternoon (or really any time of the day excluding early mornings) you can try any of the other desserts offered at the bakery. Ah-wait I forgot, cookie shots aren’t sold until 3:00 P.M. every day.
And so, during a study break last week I walked into the bakery and ordered a frozen s’more. At seven dollars the price is steep for such a small treat but I would definitely order it again. The s’more starts with a cube of vanilla ice cream with salty sweet chocolate cookie pieces placed on top of the ice cream.
All of that is wrapped in a springy, chewy marshmallow crust which is then torched in front of you. So much time and care goes into every dessert made at the Dominique Ansel Bakery. Even the sticks upon which the s’mores rest are smoked so that they smell like a campfire. I know everyone goes to the bakery for the cronuts, but if you wait in line and find that the bakery has run out of cronuts, you should stick around and sample some of the desserts. I’m sure you’ll find something you like. Oh yeah, and the bakery serves savory sandwiches during lunch. Everything gets overlooked because of the cronut!
Don’t get me wrong, I WILL wait in line for a cronut; I just don’t have the time for it right now. Maybe I’ll go during winter when the tourists have left.