OMG Crumbnuts are here! screams the sign outside a Crumbs store in Midtown. I’m not sure if Crumbs was preparing for a long line outside to rival the line at Dominique Ansel’s bakery, but there were plenty of crumbnuts on the shelf at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. There are three varieties available of crumbnuts: plain, powdered sugar and Bavarian cream. I opted for powdered sugar, although I can tell you the Bavarian cream looked like the most popular, as it was nearly out.
Maybe I should’ve gotten the Bavarian because the outside of this one was a bit hard, as if it were getting stale. The inside had more give and tasted fresher.
It tasted like a grocery store doughnut that’s very airy. It’s not very impressive. I’d opt for the cupcakes at Crumbs. They have some great-looking ones for the season like pumpkin and apple. They also have some Italian-bakery-inspired cupcakes like cannoli and rainbow cookie with a mini cannoli and mini rainbow cookie on top. I am curious to try the Cronut from Dominique Ansel, but I just can’t get myself to get up that early and really can’t wait in line that long.