More Cronut Clones Hit Philadelphia


Two weeks ago, Swiss Haus Bakery’s Swiss cro-creme was the first cronut clone to hit Philadelphia. Now we’ve learned of two more. Holly Moore posted this photo of the Yonut from South Philadelphia’s Frangelli’s. This one doesn’t have a cream filling, but with a price of less than $1, who’s complaining?

And Hughe Dillon has the story on Potito’s Bakery move into the cronut world. Dubbed the Do’cro, this interpretation of the cronut is topped with a cherry.

Where to find these takes on the cronut » 

Food Porn: A Donut Taste Test

Time for breakfast!

This is what was waiting for me when I walked into the office this morning–an entire table full of donuts, coming in from all across the land. As soon as I saw them, I was ready to just pitch a tent, roll out a sleeping bag and move in to Donut Land, becoming a permanent resident of the small conference room where the spread had been laid out and refusing to leave until every cruller, cream-filled and chocolate-frosted monster donut was gone.

In the end, I didn’t do that (mostly because, were I to eat all those donuts myself, it would take a crane to remove me from my office, and even with the help of the staff we hardly made a dent), but this sudden extravaganza of fried dough and sprinkles means two things:

1) It’s awesome to be me

2) Politicking for Best Of Philly has officially begun

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Around the Web: Doughnuts Edition

We’ve had Meal Ticket’s post on Frangelli’s ice cream doughnut sitting in our RSS reader for a couple of weeks now. But today we finally clicked on it and holy crap, it’s an ice cream dougnut! Not sure what else we thought it would be but wow, are we enthralled.

Eat This Immediately: Frangelli’s Ice Cream Doughnut [Meal Ticket]

Table Matters’ Meg Favreau hops on her bike and pedals around to see if any of Philadelphia’s doughnut spots match up to what she tasted in Los Angeles. What she finds is a mixed bag and some true crazies. Among the tested:

  • Frangelli’s Bakery
  • Golden Donut
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Sweet Freedom Bakery
  • Beiler’s Bakery
  • Fresh Donut
  • Donut Plus

The Epic Donut Ride [Table Matters]

Fries with that Shake knows doughnuts too and for her birthday she enjoys a couple at Frangelli’s.

Current Obsession: Frangelli’s [Fries with that Shake]

Some of doughnut we love and an ice cream that intrigues:

  • Whiskey dougnuts served during brunch at Johnny Brenda’s
  • Fresh doughnuts from Beiler’s Bakery at the PA Dutch Festival
  • Cream filled doughnut at McMillan’s Bakery in Collingswood, NJ
  • Doughnut Ice Cream at R2L