Feast and Desist
The Pastry That Must Not Be Named
Seattle bakers brave enough to riff on this labor-intensive treat have come up with their own monikers.
The New York inventor of the cronut—the flaky, butter-laminated love child of a croissant and a doughnut—trademarked his creation. Using its name (or anything that rhymes with its name) will earn you a cease and desist letter. So Seattle bakers brave enough to riff on this labor-intensive treat have come up with their own monikers.
Ba Bar: Double Happiness
The outside is all doughnut, but within lurks the flaky soul of a croissant—and lots of creamy filling. Oh god, is it rich. Saturdays and Sundays only. babarseattle.com
Frost Doughnuts: Froissant
Mill Creek’s craze-inducing doughnut shop produces three masterful versions—glazed, cream-filled, and a seasonal flavor. frostology.com
Meander’s Kitchen: Meanderthal
It's as if a breakfast sandwich and a birthday cake made passionate love. A new flavor is available every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 206-491-8571
5 Point Cafe: Cro-Dough
Impressive interior flakiness with a flavor not unlike a sophisticated funnel cake. Available Saturdays and Sundays, or by weekday special order. the5pointcafe.com