Donuts Are So 2012. In 2013, It’s All About Cronuts!

on October 29, 2013


One of the most novel food items has finally made its way to the Windy City.

The cronut is a mix between a croissant and a doughnut and initially debuted at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York. Since its premiere, it has been making waves amongst foodies across borders, and Chicago residents and visitors can’t seem to get enough of the strange and satisfying snack.

While the cronut name is trademarked by the aforementioned Dominique Ansel Bakery, various Chicago locations are giving their own name to the treat.

La Boulangerie (2569 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL), a French bakery with locations in Logan and Lakeview offers the “crogent.” A cross between a croissant and a beignet, the $5 treats come in six different flavors including chocolate glazed with cream filling, salted caramel and peanut, maple-glazed bacon, powdered sugar, vanilla glazed and vanilla glazed with raspberry filling.

West Town Bakery & Diner (1916 W Chicago Ave, Chicago IL) sells “doughssants” with three different fillings (blueberry lavender, chocolate raspberry and coffee cream cheese). Each one sells for $3.50.

On our list, there is no doubt that Glazed & Infused (1576 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL) is the most rebellious location as they are definitely calling their versions of the pastry treat “cronuts.” Almost like the ‘Soup Nazi’ episode of Seinfeld, there are strict rules about buying cronuts at this location as they are only sold on Saturday mornings and each customer is limited to only buying two. Each cronut costs $3 and the flavours vary from week to week but have included cinnamon-sugar, chocolate glazed and black and white in the past.