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GreenYoshi Jun 4, 2013 05:07 PM

Ok, I hate to be that guy, but is there anyone in Seattle doing anything like this?


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    lexedus Aug 22, 2013 11:12 AM

    Allegedly Ba Bar now has them (croughnut), but they only make them one day per week. So come on up to Capitol Hill, but call first.

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      GreenYoshi Jul 26, 2013 03:05 PM

      I found one!
      The Surfing Pig (I think that's what it was called...) vendor at the Bellevue Arts Fair is doing them for $4 a piece (located in the parking lot of Mars Hill Church) .

      I'm sure Dominique Ansel's are more delicious, but this was pretty good.

      (I was expecting a little sweeter dough, but they went with a true croissant dough with sugar and caramel sauce on top)

      There's also a stand on the other side of the Art Fair (by CostPlus) doing Luther Burgers if you're into other hyped foods of a ridiculous nature.

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        babette feasts Jul 26, 2013 06:53 PM

        Is that baked or fried? Was it crazy rich or not any worse than a regular doughnut?

        1. re: babette feasts
          klyeoh Jul 31, 2013 09:11 PM

          Seems like it's fried:

          I live halfway round the world from New York but, these days, only takes a few months before a new food trend reaches us here.

          Invented in New York: May 2013
          Landed in Singapore: June 2013

          1. re: babette feasts
            GreenYoshi Jul 31, 2013 09:33 PM

            Oh, sorry. Yeah, it's fried. Not crazy rich or oily. Definitely a fun treat (but fair to say I wouldn't drive hundreds of miles or wait hours for it)

            I'm not sure how other Cronuts are done, but for this one in particular, I felt that it could have been a little sweeter (and I'm not a sweet tooth at all).

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          Vel Jul 26, 2013 02:25 PM

          Please keep this thread alive with any updates--my travel is limited this summer (which is fine, it's a great summer in Seattle this year!) and so I don't see myself getting anywhere to find even a cronut knock-off...but this sounds amazing!!!!

          1. babette feasts Jul 25, 2013 07:30 PM

            Quinn's is planning to offer bacon-sriracha cronuts this weekend for all the drunk hipsters at Capitol Hill Block Party.

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              jlhinwa Jul 8, 2013 11:36 PM

              Legendary Donuts (Bonney Lake and Tacoma) has just introduced a version they call the "Doughsant." I haven't tried it yet but I am huge fan of their specialty donuts so I have high hopes.

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                HungryNihilist Jun 24, 2013 12:45 PM

                I ate a cronut 2 days ago and trust me. Just go to NYC for the real thing. They are totally worth it. It takes 3 days for Dominique to make a single cronut and you can honestly see why when you taste one.

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                1. re: HungryNihilist
                  MsMaryMc Jul 31, 2013 09:00 PM

                  I'm as obsessive a chowhound as most anyone around, and given to foodie excesses that make regular civilians shake their heads in wonder...but go to New York for a freakin' pastry? Umm...no. I think not.

                  I'm still recovering from the severe disappointment I felt after listening to all the hype and waiting in the ridiculous line at Crumble & Flake. After that, I'm not sure I would even go to Capitol Hill for a cronut.

                  1. re: HungryNihilist
                    lexedus Aug 22, 2013 11:28 AM

                    I like how you drop "Just go to NYC" as if it were a practical alternative. Want to try a Cronut, but you live in Seattle? You could buy a knockoff for $3, but why do that when you can get a genuine Cronut for only $900 ($827 is the low price on Hipmunk for a RT flight to NYC +$10 for 2 Cronuts + 63 for incidental costs like a cab to Ansel's bakery, etc.) so yeah, totally worth it.

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                    BallardFoodie Jun 15, 2013 07:38 AM

                    I have to imagine it is only a matter of time given the press the cronut is receiving right now. If Besalu would sell its puff pastry dough, I'd wait in line.

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                      mcmullek Jun 14, 2013 08:56 AM

                      Not local, but here's a list of worldwide Cronut knock-offs: http://eater.com/archives/2013/06/12/...

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                        shaolinLFE Jun 13, 2013 03:37 PM

                        i dont know if anyone is doing the cronut,

                        not the same, but there are some amazing kouign amann at Crumble & Flake and just recently had one at Bakery Nouveau

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