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Cronut at Paris Baguette (S.Bay) & Lee's Deli (2nd/Folsom, SF) - anyone try it yet?

hhc Aug 5, 2013 10:17 PM

My Flickr contact Randy F. took a pic of the Cronut he got at Paris Baguette. I called Cupertino store, they have it when it's open (closed now) $3.25 It's fried. Who's tried it?

His picture:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rfung8/9449437848/in/contacts/

Edit: read on Yelp they have it at Lee's Deli (2nd & Folsom), SF $2 individually packaged - cinnamon sugar, glazed, strawberry w/ custard & a chocolate glaze.

InsideScoop on CroNots:
http://insidescoopsf.sfgate.com/blog/...

  1. ssfire Aug 6, 2013 02:26 PM

    I grabbed a cronut at Paris Baguette in Cupertino.

    I found the cronut to be meh. It's lacking the qualities of either a great doughnut or a great croissant. And it's pricey at $3.50.

    I don't know if they've licensed the recipe, or if they are using their own recipe. The staff calls it a "cronut", instead of the non-trademarked and more generic "croissant doughnut" in the poster

    In terms of layered goodness, it doesn't come close to the Kouign-Amann from Satura Cakes, which you can get down the street at Bitter+Sweet cafe ($2.50).

     
     
     
     
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    1. re: ssfire
      hhc Aug 6, 2013 06:28 PM

      Thanks for trying it & reporting back. I'll just stick w/ kouign amanns I like those from Starter Bakery & B Patisserie.

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      Prabhakar Ragde Aug 6, 2013 08:12 AM

      San Francisco magazine was not impressed.

      http://www.modernluxury.com/san-franc...

      1. stravaigint Aug 6, 2013 08:05 AM

        I was at the Galleria branch on Sunday morning and they have a small ad on the door announcing their cronuts. I asked the cashier about it and he very calmly said "they're quite popular". But no, I did not try one, I was too busy stuffing my face with their new tiramisu pastry...

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