We’re starting to think that cronut mania is an Alex Jones-ian false flag attack on America to rob people of their dignity and waistlines (damn you, H&M, I am not an XXL in jeggings). After all, people are getting up before the cock has doodled its doo to wait in lines that wrap around the block for a chance to stare into Dominique Ansel’s eyes and taste his deep-fried, cream-filled croissant/donut hybrid. This pastry mastermind has tapped right into the food-obsessed main vein, and he’s riding the zeitgeist straight to Solid Gold Toilet City. Not that the cronut is necessarily a flash in the pan; as it stands, it’s poised to take over the kouign amann as the bakery’s signature dessert.
Sure, cronuts are making people go nuts, but there’s an entire city filled with bakeries doing wonderful things that are terrible for you. Not all of them are fried. Some are newfangled, some are classics–all are worthwhile. Here are 10 mighty fine pastries that might just make you say “cro-what?”
Read the Entire Piece by Laura Shunk Here: Our 10 Best Pastries in New York City (That Aren’t the Cronut)