Sacramento area customers clamoring for Cronuts

We predicted yesterday on Twitter that the hottest food item in Sacramento today would be “doissants,” or the doughnut-croissant hybrid that’s the country’s latest food craze. Most know these pastries as Cronuts, which were created in New York City by Dominique Ansel and has since trademarked the name. But that hasn’t stopped other pastry shops from creating similar products, including Sweet Dozen bakery at 5207 Madison Ave. in Sacramento.

We had a hunch that customer demand would be big today for Sweet Dozen’s “doissants,” following The Bee’s story today on the Cronut craze. That notion definitely turned out to be correct. Sengkeo Khamphay of Sweet Dozen called this morning to report the bakery’s been slammed with doissant orders, and expects to go through 50 dozen doissant orders through Sunday. They cost $3 each.

“Oh my gosh, it’s so busy, it’s crazy,” she said. “People are calling non-stop.”

Keep in mind that doissants at Sweet Dozen take up to 45 minutes to create, so it’s recommended you call ahead to place an order (916-344-2000).

Now, we’ve got word that Lee’s Deli in Davis has brought “Cronots” to Yolo county. Lee’s Deli, which opened Tuesday in University Mall, has operated its stores around the Bay Area since 1983 and recently added “Cronots” to its menu. The Davis location sells these in-demand desserts for $2.50, and it’s recommended you call ahead to place an order or make sure they have some on stand-by - as of Wednesday afternoon they’re all sold out for the day. The number is (530) 750-0737.


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