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Today: Frequent Cronut breakfasts are not only wonderful, but totally doable. Here's how to skip the Cronut line at Dominique Ansel Bakery without breaking any rules.
Since January, I've eaten Cronuts every month because:
Plus, it's easy. All it takes is fast internet and a little bit of patience. But when I moved to New York last year, my Cronut-related dreams were humble: I just wanted one bite of the flaky croissant-donut hybrid of mythic proportions. So, as with other irrational obsessions that pop into my head (the sold-out-everywhere green dress of 2011; an affordable Manhattan apartment), I formulated a game plan.
After interviewing several Cronut Line Survivor (C.L.S.) friends, I created a Cronut-guaranteed plan of action that consisted of me heading to the House of Cronut (known to some as Dominique Ansel Bakery) before dawn on a rainy weekday morning. While a beautiful day is not the day to go, the line will still be really long (but not this long). I even poked around their website, researching, and learned some interesting things, like that there are age qualifications for purchasing this delicacy: "Our rule in terms of age cut off is that if someone is old enough to eat pastry, they are free to purchase the pastry."
But before my master plan could ever come to fruition, my boyfriend came home one January evening with a box of six Cronuts. Six! This completely defied all Cronut logic: Not only had he arrived with four more than the allotted two per person, but he had slept in till noon (not exactly the stuff of strategic Cronut planning). His trick was simple: He'd ordered them online. How, in my endless Cronut plotting, I'd missed the fact that Cronuts are available for preorder, I don't know. But with this insight, I've become a Frequent Cronut Consumer (F.C.C.).
Here's how to skip the Cronut line:
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Photos by Mark Weinberg