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Non-Cronut Line at Dominique Ansel?

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I'd like to pick up some DKAs tomorrow morning, but am scared of the lines these days at Dominque Ansel. Do they have a separate line for non-cronut seekers?

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  1. Yes, there is a separate line.
    https://twitter.com/DominiqueAnsel/st...

    "@pookie77 Hi there - yes, there is a separate line you can walk right in. Or come after 10:00am and things should be calmer."

    1. Y'know, if you go, I think you should consider the hot chocolate. Totally underrated, but awfully good.

      1. its not bad at all, i was there maybe a 10-12 person line that went very fast

        DKA is good albeit a bit heavy, almond croissant is good (croissant itself is quite good, paste is a bit too sweet though)

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        1. re: Lau

          I thought the same thing, I think their paste is too sweet and the croissant itself was a bit greasier than I like. I prefer the almond croissant at Cannelle's.

          1. re: Pookipichu

            this place? http://www.yelp.com/biz/cannelle-pati...

            im in the midst of trying to write a post about almond croissants but there are so many places so its taking a long time

            1. re: Lau

              Yes, that's the place, Cannelle is really a gem.

              1. re: Pookipichu

                ill add it to the list...ill be writing a long post about this soon enough, but its def one of the most work intensive posts ive tried to write bc it requires going to so many places

                1. re: Lau

                  I would recommend to try the almond croissant and especially the chocolate almond croissant at Francois Payard Bakery.. I think they're both better then the Dominique Ansel one..

                  1. re: alepenazzi

                    oh man u guys are making this list almond croissant places so long!...im totally going to be sick of almond croissants at the end of this haha

        2. I confirm, just go straight in, I do it every weekend and I always ask to the people in line outside the door so they know I'm not going in to steal their cronut..

          1. I'll be in the city this Monday and am considering going to Dominique Ansel Bakery, probably some time between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. How long (how much time) are the lines likely to be for cronuts, and how long (how much time) if I want to skip the cronut line? TIA!

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            1. re: nsxtasy

              i imagine they'll be sold out of cronuts if you arrive at 9am. i haven't attempted the line since the online ordering system went in place, but a few months ago you'd have to be in line by 7-7:30 during the week to stand a chance. the non-cronut line could be 10-20 minutes as they make little effort to move people through quickly. should be relatively short after the morning rush, though.

              1. re: nsxtasy

                I went 2-3 times during the Fall/Winter last year on weekdays. 10 am was way too late. The times I went shortly after 9:00 am, I got one of the last cronuts. Waited about 30 min.

                After having waited in line, I probably wouldn't wait again, but consider a knock off or taskrabbit.

                1. re: nsxtasy

                  Okay, thanks to both of you for the advice. I guess it's no cronuts for me! (I'll still check the place out and his other items.)

                  1. re: nsxtasy

                    When you do try the DKA and the Lemon/Lime Tart...