People wake up in the wee hours of the night to stand/sit/squat in line to make the 8am opening of Dominique Ansel’s Bakery so that they may acquire these croissant/doughnut hybrids. Much like Black Friday lines, craziness abounds, e.g., a passerby offered a line-waiter $100 for a cronut. For $5 and ~2 hours of discomfort at a most inopportune time of day, many say it’s not worth it. Of course, when you’ve gone through that much effort and inconvenience and when you’re starving/adamant about breaking your fast with a cronut, your brain will tell you it’s the best thing you’ve ever had.
So, what do you do if you don’t believe me/really want to try one/are afraid of missing out on a seemingly-necessary-experience-but-is-actually-not? There are 3 potential remedies to this:
1. Party the night before. Stay out till last call. Then head on over and wait in line.
2. Get a TaskRabbit to get it for you.
3. Read about it and convince yourself/others that it’s not worth it.