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Aug 1, 2013 06:12 AM

Cronuts in Westchester

Has anyone found them, besides in Bronxville? I'd be most interested in Northern but I'll go down when I hit HMart!

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    1. re: paris1976

      Chantilly Pâtisserie, according to Westchester magazine

      1. re: wincountrygirl

        Chantilly has them only on Sunday morning at 10AM. The line starts before that, and they sell out within the hour. There is a limit of 2 per person. The vanilla one is to die for (or maybe from!), but I didn't care for the chocolate one as much.

        1. re: roxlet

          Thanks, but too far for me on a Sunday morning. I'm in Goldens Bridge. We have a couple of good French bakeries up here but I don't know if they have them. I'll need to investigate!

    2. Enricos in hartsdale has them, as does stew Leonard's.

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      1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

        Thanks!! Actually, Westchester Mag mentioned them too. I can hit Enricos from Hmart!! You probably have to get there early though!

        1. re: wincountrygirl

          Yeah I don't know how popular they are! I tasted one from Enrico's about a month and a half ago and it was okay. It had been smooshed in my sister's bag all day so it probably wasn't at its peak. :)

          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

            Update: since I posted, I've had the coconut, pistachio, and nutella, and they are really, really good. Best fresh and should not be refrigerated. My favorite was the coconut. $3.50 a pop. Today they also had maple bacon, pbj, chocolate cream, and raspberry.

            1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

              From Stew's or Enrico's? How is the Croissant part? I find that most bakeries don't do croissant very well............unless they are French!

              1. re: wincountrygirl

                Enricos. It's definitely not a faithful interpretation of a croissant. The layers inside are are more doughy than a croissant but the outside is nicely crisped and the Bavarian cream (featured in most of them) is delicious. I haven't tasted the original cronut so I don't have a basis of comparison but if your expectations of enricos are low like mine this is a pleasant and (very) sweet surprise.

        2. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream

          Unfortunately even if Enricos was giving them away for free I would not step into that store. I have been to that store several times and witnessed first hand how repeatedly rude the owners are to the staff as well as the customers. I love patronizing small businesses but in this scenario I will definitely take my business elsewhere.

        3. Stew Leonards in Danbury had them last week; perhaps the one in Yonkers does, too. The two stores often have differences in their baked good offerings (especially in the croissants varieties).

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          1. re: Elisa515

            Yes, Stew Leonard's Yonkers has them. Saw and tried them last week. No lines and they make and have them all day.

            1. re: JMF

              Update on Stew's cronuts:

              Yonkers has them, and they are small sized. A box has lots of bite-sized ones. My son and his friend, both early 20s and definitely chowhounds, pronounced them "delicious." Don't remember what they cost.

              Danbury has them too, but they are different. You get two donut sized and shaped ones in the box for $3.99.

              1. re: Elisa515

                Yonkers has both Cronuts, and Cronut holes (the bite sized one.)

                1. re: JMF

                  Ah, I guess they only had the Cronut holes when I was there.

                  I rather liked the size--would get them as a preference if there's a choice.

                  1. re: Elisa515

                    What flavors did they have at Stew's in Yonkers?

                    1. re: roxlet

                      No idea. They just were labelled "cronuts"

                      1. re: roxlet

                        I tried ones that were butter cinnamon sugar. Crispy, sweet, spicy, and buttery. Not world altering, but tasty. Actually at first taste I thought they were ok, but a few minutes later I went back and ate ALL the samples. Then thought about them for days, but not enough to make the ten minute drive to get some.

            2. I have to be honest the thought of eating a cronut was gag inducing initially not at all appealing. The thought of having one iced actually still is.
              Fast forward to yesterday... I tried one and had the same response as JMF, hmph it was okay. Approximately two minutes later I had cronut number two followed immediately by number three... Rhu-ro!
              I had the butter cinnamon sugar variety available at Stew Leonard's Yonkers, the same flavor JMF mentioned.
              Imagine eating the best jelly donut ever without the jelly! Caramelized perfection, I'm shocked because well one would think these little treasures would be belly bombs....not so much...they are lighter than I expected and totally addictive!
              buyer beware if you are watching your waistline