Half Croissant, Half Donut…The Cro-Do: Stew’s Version of an Epic Pastry

9 Jul

The Co-Do, photo from Stew Leonard’s


We got the news, straight from Stew Leonard’s yesterday:  they are now carrying Cro-Dos.  That’s just Stew’s way of saying they are hand making 162 layered butter and dough treats that are deep fried until they are a beautiful golden brown.  It’s, literally, half croissant, half donut.  If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you probably have heard of the craziness involving Dominque Ansel’s Bakery in NYC.  Lines form hours before the bakery even opens, and according to the website, you have a good chance of getting a Cronut(trademarked) if you get in line by 7:15.  Then, when you’re in line you’re limited to just a purchase of 2.  You can of course get on the pre-order list by calling them or place a large order of 50 or more to make things easier.

All of this craze reminds us of the “Brunch Village” episode of Portlandia where people become obsessed with marionberry pancakes.  In fact, they are so obsessed that they have formed a large line that wraps around the neighborhood.  In fact, the episode is so epic that the entire episode shows their epic journey to get those pancakes.  Believe it or not, we actually saw this happen in Portland with people forming a huge line to get into a brunch spot by Voodoo Donuts.  We kinda feel that way about the Cronut.  

But, with Stew Leonard’s making their Cro-Do, that crazy line will disappear and will just be a quick stop away.  Plus, they’ll be a lot cheaper at just $3.99 for a two-pack.  This all started last week when they did a test run and received awesome feedback.  And now, in all four locations, Stew’s will have the sugared Cro-Dos and the very lucky Danbury and Newington stores will also have a glazed version.

Tell us what you think…have you had the original, have you tried the Cro-Do?  Let us know!


99 Federal Road
Danbury, CT
Phone: (203) 790-8030


3475 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111


100 Westport Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
Phone: (203) 847-7214


1 Stew Leonard Drive
Yonkers, NY 10710
Phone: (914) 375-4700


5 Responses to “Half Croissant, Half Donut…The Cro-Do: Stew’s Version of an Epic Pastry”

  1. jessica at 2:00 pm #

    woah that is dangerous…



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