Written by Tania Schiliro on 07.02.14

The cronut craze has everyone talking about what is essentially a tasty cross between a croissant and a doughnut. Since its launch in early 2013, this unique pastry creation has taken the food world by storm and literally had hungry New Yorkers lining up outside creator Dominique Ansel’s bakery for their early-morning dose of sugar. However, fear not sweet-tooth aficionados, you won’t need to drive seven hours to get a taste of this hysteria-inducing invention… The cronut fever has hit Montréal. A few local bakeries have taken an innovative approach to the famed New York creation—all adding their own tasty twists. From buttery and flaky to luscious and custardy, check out the top three spots to indulge in a Montréal cronut.

La Cornetteria is one of Little Italy’s hidden gems for Italian pastries. Their cronut, dubbed the “Cronetto”, is a mix between a Cornetto and a Bombolone and it comes in a variety of mouth-watering flavours (even Nutella!) prepared fresh daily. They offer a delicious standard custard version—a definite must-have—and a different flavour every week. Attention all caramel lovers: try their caramel sea salt cronut… it’s oh-so-delicious.

6528 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2S
(514) 277-8030

Patisserie les 3M’s “Cronuts” are no exception. Try their salted caramel or vanilla flavours—the perfect balance between a flaky croissant and a chewy doughnut, topped with a light glaze. You’re in for a tasty treat.

1459 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est, Montréal, QC H2J 3V4
(514) 564-9994 ‎

Simplement D-Liche is primarily known for its buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes… And its cronut is just as delicious. Only available Thursday through Saturday, this cronut will get you the most bang for your buck. Simplement Dliche offers the biggest version in the city—enormous, sweet and custardy, who wouldn’t like that! Oh, and they import their butter croissants from France… simply scrumptious.

3964 Rue St Denis, Montreal, QC H2W 2M2
(514) 500-2505

Montréal knows how to rock a food trend. It’s time to get out and start tasting!

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