Dean & Deluca Makes Me Fall Off the Apple Fritter Wagon
To frit or not to frit? That is the question. And if the fritters are from Dean & Deluca, the answer is an emphatic: FRIT. I love apple fritters. They were among my favorite Sunday treats as a kid. Last year I realized that it had been years since I had my last fritter. I became fixed on breaking my fritter fast and intent that my first frit be hot and fresh from the bakery. I even posted on the Serious Eats NY Talk section for fritter recommendations. Alas, I only got one response that recommended the non-hot fritters at Dean & Deluca. I proceeded to ignore that recommendation for some months until the fritter craving kicked back in and I came upon one of my co-workers on her way back from Dean & Deluca, fritter in hand. It looked so good, I had to go get one for myself.
The fritters ($3.50) come from D’Aiuto bakery. These beauties are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, studded with apple pieces, and covered in plenty of sweet glaze (so much that it soaks into the apple fritter inards). If you ask nicely the folks behind the counter will briefly warm it for you. Hot and fresh, no, but hot and delicious? Yes.
After some googling, I discovered these fritters were featured in New York Post’s article on the city’s best doughnuts, apparently you can get them for $2.25 at the mother bakery on 8th ave and 30th street. Hmm, this seems worth the field trip. Permission to step out of bounds for the sake of the ML community, Mr. Brooks?
In the meantime, if you have the Rock Center Privilege Card you can save 10% at the 48th street location.
Dean & Deluca, 9 Rockefeller Center (48th Street btw. 5+6th Ave.), 212-664-1363