NYC Eats: Doughnut Plant

I’m far from excited to share that the boyfriend and I ate doughnuts this weekend… However, we did and the doughnuts from Doughnut Plant in the Lower East Side were some of the best doughnuts I’ve ever had.


I’ve been craving doughnuts with all the cronut talk lately and finally had the courage to get some this weekend. A doughnut is certainly no cronut (full disclosure: I have yet to try a cronut), but it is something I haven’t eaten in a really, really long time.

Here are our thoughts on the four doughnuts we tried (side note: we each took about two or three bites of each; we did not eat all four):

Vanilla Bean and Blackberry Jam Filled Square

It sounds better than it tastes. We both agreed its a little too sweet for us.

Peach (Yeast)

We both liked it, but are somewhat impartial. It wasn’t bad, but it also wasn’t our favorite.

Coconut Lime (Yeast)

This was definitely both of our favorite! We’d recommend it.

Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam Filled Square

Of the two square filled doughnuts we got, we preferred this one. It was good.

Overall, the doughnuts were very good. We walked away feeling a little guilty, but both agreed it was worth the taste test.

Doughnut Plant is definitely worth a visit if you’re craving doughnuts. It’s been an established New York City institution since 2004 and somewhere all New Yorkers should try. My only piece advice… Wait until winter!

Doughnut Plant’s doughnuts are made-by-hand every day (which equates to super fresh!) and contain no trans fat, no preservatives, no artificial flavorings and no eggs. Additionally, their jams are homemade and their glazes are made with seasonal fresh fruit and fresh roasted nuts, an original idea that helped put Doughnut Plant on everyones radar.

The original Doughnut Plant is located at 379 Grand Street (between Essex Street and Norfolk Street) in the Lower East Side. In 2011, the Chelsea Hotel location opened at 220 West 23rd Street (between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue) in Chelsea. The Lower East Side location is cash only.


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