K Sandwiches joins the fray in contributing their own version of the cronut: glazed croissants. I happened to spy it during my regular trek for a midmorning cream cheese croissant and can of Faygo Root Beer for Paul. It makes sense they finally have their own version, considering they offer a wide variety of plain, wheat and filled croissants starting at $1.25.
The croissants are never my first choice especially when compared to others I’ve tasted in terms of texture and butteriness. But for the price, these croissants cannot be beat. The same goes for their glazed croissants.
The glazed croissants can be found right by the cash register for $2 each. There’s no special name and no fancy sign (whoever has the black marker is probably given the job to handwrite the specials). But without a doubt they’re another take on cronuts.
According to the person behind the counter, the glazed croissants have only been around for two weeks and there’s no limit to the amount you can buy. It’s unknown if they’re available every day. My advice would be to call ahead if you’re heading out there for one.
On first glance, these are taller than other versions I’ve seen and a dissection of the glazed croissant shows no filling. True to its name, there’s a simple glaze that adorns each one.
With the first bite, it’s the oil that hits me first, followed by the taste of the flaky crust. These pastries are still warm to the touch at 10 a.m. Even without a filling they’re delicious.
It’s a good solid pastry that’s months behind the already waning fad. There was no rush to get these when I was in line. I would like to see K Sandwiches do something different with it and maybe offer it as the bread component to a banh mi or incorporate a Sriracha glaze.
7604 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111