I'm still dreaming about that Cronut. It tasted amazing! I can't get over how good it was. It was one of the best pastries I've ever had. The flavors were delicate and complimented each other really well. I wish I have one now! Chef Ansel launches a new flavor every month and they always look good. If only I can taste them all :)
Here are some tips if you're planning to go on your own Cronut adventure:
1. Go early. The bakery opens at 8am. We went on a Monday and it was cold so I didn't think the line was going to be too crazy. We were in line at 7:30 am and were in the bakery by 9:00 am. I'm sure this will be different when the weather gets warmer. Lines are known to start as early as 5:00 am when it was first introduced. There's no guarantee that you'll get a Cronut just because you waited in line. They sell out quickly so go as early as you can!
2. You're going to be in line for a while so bring someone you really like :) The time will fly by when you have good company.
3. If you weren't able to get a Cronut or if you are not an early bird, there are still many delicious items you should try. The crazy Cronut line was gone be 10:00 am so go there later in the day and enjoy all the other pastries.
4. There's also a pre-order system on their website that's opened every Monday. I heard it's pretty hard to log on because of the number of people logging on at the same time. If you're lucky enough to order, you can just skip the line and pick up your wonderful Cronuts so it might be worth a shot.
I can't wait to go back and try more pastries and desserts. Chef Ansel's creations are fun and delicious (his latest is a milk and cookie shot!). He is so inspiring with his passion for baking and creating new treats. His bakery is a must-vist if you're ever in New York City :)