Cronut. Croissant donut. Croissant doughnut. Cronutz. Kronut. Whatever they call it, one thing is for sure, another food craze hits Manila. After cupcakes, milk tea, macarons, and ramen, foodies are going nuts about cronuts.
CRONUT is now trademarked by Dominique Ansel, who started the cronut craze in New York. Here is the Cronut 101:
Described by many as a half croissant, half doughnut — this pastry hybrid by Chef Dominique Ansel is taking the world by storm. After its launch on May 10, 2013, Cronut™ fans spanned the world from Berlin to Singapore, making it the most viral dessert item to date.
Now the question is, where to buy cronuts here in Manila?
1. Wildflour Cafe + Bakery in The Podium, Ortigas and Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Wildflour calls their cronut version Croissant Donut. Available in chocolate, strawberry and vanilla, sold for Php 125 each.
To order: Call 856-7600 (Fort) and 571-8588.
2. Dolce Latte in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
Dolce Latte has a different take on the spelling, they call it Croughnut. What’s even more interesting is that they came up with more flavors: custard cream cheese, valrhona crunch, blueberry cream cheese, almond caramel and nutty nutella. They sell it for 6-12pcs max/customer at P660/box of 6 of all flavors.
To order: Call 332-3407 / 0906-5526297
3. Chatime in Pioneer Center Supermarket Complex in Kapitoloyo, Pasig
Chatime has the Kronut. They are reasonably priced at Php 55 each, and is only available at their Pioneer branch.
To order: Call 584-7221.
4. Dunkin Donuts
Dunkin Donuts is very straightforward with their chosen name, it’s a Donut Croissant. Sold for Php 75 each, and available in two flavors: Apple Cinnamon and Choco Almond.
5. Anybody Coffee in Trinoma, Quezon City
It’s the cronut with a Z from Anybody Coffee. Sold for Php 95 per piece. Some flavors available are Milk Chocolate, White Chocolate, Pistachio and Strawberry.
6. Yamato Bakery Cafe in Makati
I have yet to find photos of cronuts from Yamato Bakery. And I wonder what they will call their version?
7. Le Coeur de France
A new addition to the Le Coeur bread family is their croughnut. Available in three mouthwatering flavors: Parmesan Cheese, Mixed Berries with Cream Cheese and Double Belgian Chocolate. It’s pretty affordable too at Php 89 per piece.
8. Krispy Kreme
My favorite donut place has a new addition to their Baked Creations, Krispy Kroissant. Available in 4 variants: Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Classic. These are available at all Krispy Kreme branches in Luzon from 10 am to 2 pm.
So have you tasted the new food craze in town? I work near Dolce Latte, hurray! I’m gonna taste my first croughnut anytime soon.
Share your cronut experience and tell me more places to buy cronuts here in Manila.
***All photos are from the establishment’s Facebook pages.