Dominque’s kouign amann (DKA) – Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominque's kouign amann (DKA) - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Flaky and tender bread with caramelized layers. $5.25
Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York NY

Dominque's kouign amann (DKA) - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Mmm, this kouign amann was delicious! I loved all the buttery, flaky layers and the soft, caramelized center. Along with a cup of coffee, this makes for a wonderful breakfast treat.

Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park.

Rum raisin cronut – Dominique Ansel Bakery

Rum raisin cronut - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Half croissant, half doughnut pastry. $5
Dominique Ansel Bakery, New York NY

Rum raisin cronut - Dominique Ansel Bakery
Well, the long line was hell (I think I waited for about an hour), but I’ve got to admit that this cronut was pretty amazing! I don’t even like rum raisin, but I still really liked this pastry. (They only feature one flavor each month.) I was struck at the perfect construction of this thing. The layers were perfectly cooked (moist and fluffy on the inside and crisp and flaky on the outside) and yet it still allowed for the oozy filling goodness in between. NOMS!

Rum raisin cronut - Dominique Ansel Bakery
It takes up to 3 days to make one of these things, and I must say that their process certainly makes a near perfect pastry. I sometimes wonder if I’d wait in line again for this thing. Perhaps with the right flavor, I would. Who am I kidding, I definitely would! :)

Cronut line
Cronut line at Dominique Ansel Bakery.

French toast donut – Analog Coffee

French toast donut - Analog Coffee
Provided by Mighty-O donuts. $2
Analog Coffee, Seattle WA

Ugh, this donut was dry and gross and off-tasting. I later found out that it was vegan – no wonder. That just goes to show that some vegan food doesn’t come anywhere close to tasting as good as the original. The latte was ok, and the guys working the store were friendly enough. I hated that their wifi wasn’t working, lame…

Latte - Analog Coffee
Latte.