Why You Should Try the Dominique Ansel Bakery’s treats!

Why You Should Try the Dominique Ansel Bakery’s treats!

Dominique Ansel Bakery store shot (whole store front) hi res - credit Thomas Schauer

I do know that people who are always on a diet should stay away from these food-related posts… but this one couldn’t be left skipped. A lot of people have been asking me to evaluate Dominique Ansel Bakery, so… let’s do it! Yeah, you’re right! The one bakery where the popular Cronut® can be found! As I’m an expert when it comes to candy, I thought it would be just fair to tell you that this is one of the bakeries I would add to my list. The candies they sell there are pretty different from the standard American ones (always served in big portions), which are just as good. But we could all try something new, right? At this bakery, you’ll be able to find softer and more delicate candies, typical of the French cuisine. So if you enjoy some finer dessert, I think this is worth a try. If candies are not your thing, I’ve talked about other locations in NYC that are MUST for food-lovers! So keep reading the post to know more about this popular French bakery and how it was founded.


Having been in charge of the restaurant for six years, Daniel Boulud, Dominique Ansel’s chef, revolutionized the market when he opened his own bakery in 2011, winning several awards within the first few months! Years later, he surprised everyone again when he came up with the popular Cronut®, which came out in 2013. This is a perfect mixture of a donut and a croissant, considered one of the best inventions of the year. Actually, a line to try this deliciousness can always be found outside one of their store, located in Soho. I can assure you it’s all worth it, just like their Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot and Frozen S’mores. The new store, however, opened in April 2015, has a more VIP touch to it, with the dishes being cooked on the spot, all very fresh, as demands the French cuisine. If you get the chance to go there, make sure to order the Lemon Yuzy Butter Tart or the Extra Fluff Mille Feuille. Well, they say that a picture speaks louder than words… so here are some!

Dominique Ansel Bakery’s address is: 189 Spring Street (between Sullivan and Thompson) and the  Dominique Ansel Kitchen at  137 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY. Their official website is THIS ONE! To learn more about NYC, my instagram is @marthasachser, my snapchat is @marthanewyork and my YOUTUBE can be found HERE. See you all!

Dominique Ansel Kitchen interior1 (photo credit Lam Thuy Vo) hi res