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You Have To Try These Cronuts In Eagle Rock

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Cronuts From Above (Jen Carlson/LAist)

New York may be home to the official Cronut™, but you can't keep a viral pastry from spreading, and knock-offs (both good and bad) have popped up at bakeries all over the place. And Colorado Donuts in Eagle Rock has made a pretty great replica for almost half the price. Their cronuts (which are called cronuts, sorry Dominique Ansel) come in a wide variety, and this week we tried out the glazed and the cinnamon versions, which aren't filled (though others are), but contain perfect fresh layers of dough.

While other imitators have failed at making a cronut that doesn't immediately taste stale or off or like regret, Colorado Donuts has succeeded—the cinnamon cronut even had a crispy outside protecting those chewy croissant layers on the inside. If you want something close to the original, you have to try these out—but note they're more on the sugary donut side of the flavor spectrum if you get one of the frosted or filled ones. All in all, two cronuts and a large coffee came to just a little over 6 bucks.

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A heavenly series of doughy layers (Jen Carlson/LAist)

And you can buy lottery tickets and a pack of American Spirits there—can't get that in fancy SoHo, New York City! Feed all your vices at once! Just don't make a habit of any of them...