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Cronuts, babka, and frozen hot chocolate...oh my

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Cronuts, babka, and frozen hot chocolate...oh my

Headed to NYC in 2 weeks. The wife & daughter love their sweets.

3 questions:

1. Is it still crazy to try to get a cronut?

2. Living in the south, babka bread is hard to come by. Does any place sell babka slices instead of a whole loaf?

3. Does the frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity 3 live up to the hype and worth waiting for?

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1. Re: Cronuts, babka, and frozen hot chocolate...oh my

I think the cronut craze is still going strong. But do what I did and go on their website and see if you can preorder. They take preorders 2 weeks in advance (if I recall correct) so you might be within the time frame if you check soon. I think they open up the orders on Mondays ONLY and once full, they shut down the website for orders. If you do get lucky enough for a preorder, simply walk past the line and get your treats! Also, if you dont get the preorder and you dont feel like waiting in line for a cronut, do yourself a favor and get in line for the regular bakery line. Its much shorter and you are guaranteed to love anything you try. I wasnt that amazed by the cronut but his other treats were wonderful!! You cant go wrong either way.

As for the frozen hot chocolate, not sure its worth it, BUT, you might as well go for the fun of it. Its an interesting and cozy little place and your wife and daughter will love it! Also, they take reservations, so no need to worry about standing in any lines for Serendipity

Edited: 28 May 2014, 18:55
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2. Re: Cronuts, babka, and frozen hot chocolate...oh my

As far as babka, give First Ave Pierogi and Deli a call:


I was in there a while back and could have sworn I saw babka's there?

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3. Re: Cronuts, babka, and frozen hot chocolate...oh my

When I picked up my pre-ordered cronuts a couple of weeks ago there was a small line and cronuts available. Not sure if you want to make a special trip, but if you're in the neighborhood, worth stopping in.

I bet there are peaks and valleys depending on media coverage.


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