Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City, New York

Dominique Ansel is a bustling little bakery on Spring Street in Soho. On the menu are both sweet and savory items. Mr. Ansel is a James Beard award winning pastry chef. From the overflowing baskets and plates of croissants, DKA (“Dominique’s Kouign Amann”) to the intricate pastries behind the chilled glass display, there's a dessert to delight everyone. Some items are seasonal. 

If you haven't heard of it already, search for the term "cronut" and learn about the craze that hit New York City a few years ago. It's a mix of croissant and donut and it's so unique. There are still lines today for this famous dessert, as evident from my visit a few weeks ago. I've had the pleasure of experiencing the cronut without the wait time thanks to my youngest sister's hard work of getting up super early and getting the sweet dessert for me. Yes, it's amazing. No, I'm too impatient to wait on line myself. If you're not a donut fan, the fresh made madeleines are to die for; they come out of the oven hot and lightly sprinkled with powdered sugar. I haven't tried but many rave about the frozen marshmallows and cookie shots. Pictured below is a Mini Me and almond croissant.


Accessible by CE Train to Spring Street or NRW to Prince Street.
189 Spring Street (between Sullivan and Thompson)
New York, NY 10012
Coordinates: 40.7252° N, 74.0030° W

Cost & Admission

Check out the ever changing menu.


Cronut fans, get in line early. If you're visiting and really want to try a cronut, the line gets long fast. How quickly the daily stock runs out really depends on who's in line that day. Best of luck! Not a cronut fan or short on time? Don't be afraid of the regular lines as they move fast. There's ample seating in the back if the cafe tables are all taken. There's weatherproof seating, with air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter in the glass greenhouse. Otherwise, there is outdoor seating for summer days.