Dominique Ansel Cronuts – Without Lines & Wait Times

Food Chronicles

Dominique Ansel Bakery in Mitsukoshi Ginza

From the moment Dominique Ansel set foot inside Japan’s depachikas (basement floor food halls in department stores), he knew he wanted to be a part of that scene one day. Just over 5 years later, Ansel has opened a shop in the food halls of one of the country’s most prestigious locations – Mitsubishi Ginza.

Cronuts, DKAs, and Ginza-Only Desserts

Ansel’s Omotesando bakery and cafe offers all his signature creations, like the Cronuts, Cookie Shots, and Frozen S’Mores. Lines out on the street are commonplace every day and every hour of the day (though it moves fast and typically the wait time is about 30 minutes or so).

Here at Ginza, the shop is designed for take-out only like the other vendors on the food hall floors. The menu offers half of Ansel’s signature creations, including Cronuts and Cookie Shots. The other half of the menu features new items only sold at this Ginza location.

If you’re a lover of Ansel’s Cronuts (which are the real deal and nothing like the imitations who do poor justice to it), this is the place to go. There are no crazy long lines and Cronuts are typically still available even in the mid-to-afternoon.

Dominique Ansel Cronuts Japan
Dominique Ansel Bakery, from New York to Tokyo. Japanese love their packaging, and so Dominique Ansel’s products are beautifully placed into take-out boxes to enjoy the creations in the comfort of your own place (hotel, park, etc.)
Dominique Ansel Cronuts Tokyo Japan
Seasonal Cronuts. Each month, the bakery features a brand new Cronut. This is June’s Cherry Coconut Cronut, as cherries are in season in Japan starting in June. The Ginza branch only sells the seasonal special. For the original Cronut, you have to line up at Omotesando. From the first to the last bite, you will instantly realize why this became an international obsession. Flaky, buttery outside with a sweet, creamy filling – every element of this cronut delights. Forget the copycats, Ansel’s cronuts are the only ones to have

 

Watch this short clip from when I visited Dominique Ansel Bakery in Ginza when it first opened earlier this year. And subscribe to my YouTube channel for my latest videos!

 

Address & Hours

Dominique Ansel Bakery
B2 Mitsukoshi Ginza
4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
+81-6263-0309
10:30am to 8pm

 


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