When the croughnut made its way to Manila sometime last year, I was really excited to try the love child of two favorite pastries, the croissant and the doughnut. Though it was quite impossible to disappoint, I couldn’t find one that was really worth the calories. Many of the ones I’ve tried were quite oily and extremely heavy, without that strong flavor punch I was looking for. But last week I was given an assignment which took me to Scarsdale Artisanal Delights and I must say, I finally found my favorite croughnut. To begin with, I was always a fan of Gonuts Donuts and when owner Tina Lagdameo opened Scarsdale, I knew I had to check it out. This concept is definitely different, specializing in really awesome flavors that go beyond chocolate, strawberry and peanut butter. They have both sweet and savory treats as well as cool coffee concoctions and fun cocktails. I didn’t get to try everything, but I did have some favorites!





Doughnuts, Croughnuts, Cookies and Cupcakes for the taking!

Apple Pie Croughnut front and center

Other Croughnut flavors – Lemon Meringue, S’mores, Carlo’s Favorite & Butter Popcorn Filled

Croughnut Popper Sampler

Savory Croughnut Poppers – JalapeƱo is a bestseller!

Croughnut Sandwiches are served with fries

Croughnut Chili Dog

Doughnut Cheeseburger


I had to – the lemon meringue is the best croughnut I have ever had! Perfect pastry with tart lemon curd filling and a beautiful meringue topping – YUM

The Cereal and Milk Doughnut – Another winner, filled with sweet milk cream and topped with crunchy frosted flakes

I of course took home a box of poppers for my family, but they have other cool choices as well such as locally made bottled spreads of cookie butter and chocolate

My happy little camper with her S’mores Doughnut


SCARSDALE ARTISANAL DELIGHTS is located in 514 S&R Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City (02)6317647

Follow them on instagram @scarsdale_ph




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