Cream-filled, glazed or bursting with chocolate, doughnuts are one of the most irresistible treats out there today. If someone tells you that they don’t like doughnuts, chances are they are aliens posing as humans. New York is blessed to have some top class doughnut shops that go above and beyond the large national chains.
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Here are some of the best doughnut shops that should definitely make it onto your NYC food bucket list.
The name says it all! If you’re looking for fresh doughnuts and interesting flavours, then this is the perfect shop for you. Flavours range from hibiscus to dark chocolate, lemon poppy seed to dulce de leche.
While the original shop can be found in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Dough is quickly expanding, with an outpost in the Flatiron Building, and its doughnuts in coffee shops all around the city.
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
This beautiful Polish bakery has been a Greenpoint staple since it opened its doors in the 50s. The mind-blowing variety on offer does a great job of bringing you back for more! Here you’ll find everything from long braided doughnuts, crispy crullers, red-velvet cake and many interesting kinds of jelly-filled treats.
If you’re looking for fancy doughnuts with creative flavours, then Doughnut Plant on the Lower East Side is a must! Some of the favourites include peanut butter & blackberry jam, matcha green tea, pistachio and rose water pudding.
If you think your sweet tooth can handle it, then you should definitely try the famous Blackout chocolate cake doughnut, filled with rich chocolate pudding, dipped in chocolate glaze and sprinkled with chocolate cake crumbs.
The Donut Pub
One thing that pushes the doughnut ahead of the cupcake is the fact that doughnuts often have rich, creamy fillings. This vintage doughnut shop, which opened in Chelsea in the 60s, is famous for some of the best fillings out there today. The Boston crème is a must try, but we know that you will kick yourself if you don’t try the chocolate and vanilla crème too.
The atmosphere of this doughnut shop is fantastic, with retro neon signage, a long marble counter and classic swivel stools. The best part is that it’s open 24/7, allowing you to feed that sweet tooth any time, day or night.