Where to find something cronut-like?

cronut by flickr klwattsSpencer asks via Facebook:

Are there any bakeries in the capital region making cronut knockoffs? I would love to try.

You might be wondering: What the @#$% is a cronut?

It's essentially a donut made from croissant dough. The "pastry hybrid" is said to have sprung to life from the head of Dominique Ansel, a chef in Manhattan. (It's unclear if the cronut sprang forth from Ansel's head fully grown.) And since taking shape in May, the cronut has prompted a lot of people in NYC to stand in line. The craze -- like some zombie apocalypse virus, no doubt taking advantage of air travel and our interconnected world -- has since spread to other large cities. (Though none of those are officially "cronuts," because the term was trademarked by Ansel.)

So... about finding something like that here in the Capital Region? We haven't heard of any place making them. But maybe there's something like it. Or, perhaps, some local place will see this as an opportunity. (Cider cronut, anyone?)

Have a suggestion for Spencer? Please share.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Trying the glazed donut breakfast sandwich at Dunkin' Donuts
+ Eat This: Boston cream donuts at Bella Napoli
+ Eat This: Glazed donuts at the Cookie Factory
+ A short tour of Capital Region doughnuts

photo: Flickr user klwatts (cc)

Comments

I really do not understand the cronut craze at all.

The Crisp Cannoli has a crodo and a crodolli. They are both pretty tasty. They put it up on their Facebook page when they are available.

They have some great cronuts at The Crisp Canolli in East Greenbush. They are quite good! They even have neutella flavored!

The only place I've heard of is the Glazed Doughnut Shop in Amherst, MA. http://www.glazedamherst.com/

The Crisp Cannoli on Route 9&20 in East Greenbush has been making them for several weeks. They make a vanilla creme filled, nutella filled and raspberry filled variety.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crisp-Cannoli/158028370952657

Crodos at The Crisip Cannoli in East Greenbush. Just tried one and believe the hype, it's that delicious. Can't even imagine what Ansel's are like.

The Crisp Cannoli in East Greenbush (9/20) has em! They sell out quick but if you follow them on facebook theyll let you know when they are out f the oven. They also make bacon donuts...

Crodo! Oh no you didn't Crisp Cannoli!!! These amazing pastries will blow you away! Their Crodoli creations are simply amazing and must be eaten straight out of the frier! The Crisp Cannoli just celebrated their 1 year anniversary and have proven throughout the year they are creative and always looking to keep it interesting! From their Crodo to their savory cupcakes and of course the cannoli you are sure to find something amazing!!!

Capital City Diner on Western Ave at the entrance to Crossgates has them. I haven't sampled a legit nyc cronut, but these are pretty darn tasty.

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