NYC's 10 Best Doughnuts
They're the circle of life
Hot, round and the perfect lazy-morning treat.
For once, we aren’t talking bagels. We’re talking doughnuts. Piping hot and (hopefully) full of jelly.
So we’ve rounded up our ten favorite fried dough varieties at spots around NYC. Enjoy.
The Filled Square at Doughnut Plant
Only an evil genius creates a square doughnut oozing with jelly in every bite. Snag that or any of the two dozen other varieties at one of the main locations (or most coffee shops around town).
220 W. 20th St. (at Seventh Ave.); 379 Grand St. (at Essex St.); 245 Flatbush Ave. (at Sixth Ave.), Brooklyn; doughnutplant.com
The Doughka at Dough
It’s hard to resist a chocolate-coated pastry the size of your face. Even harder? When it’s a hybrid between a doughnut and a babka (Dough’s newest creation).
14 W. 19th St. (at Fifth Ave.); 448 Lafayette Ave. (at Franklin Ave.), Brooklyn; doughbooklyn.com
Powdered-Sugar Blueberry at Erin McKenna's Bakery
These little guys are vegan and gluten-free (but you’d never be able to tell the difference).
248 Broome St. (at Ludlow St.); erinmckennasbakery.com
The Norberweiberberweiberhydrafab at the Cinnamon Snail
Also vegan, this roaming food truck is known for slapping its fillings (like bourbon-hazelnut ganache) on top of its doughnuts. We think the name comes from the sound you make after trying one.
Follow @VeganLunchTruck for locations.
The Raspberry-Sriracha at Dough Loco
A flavor that started as a joke is now a best seller.
24 E. 97th St. (at Madison Ave.); doughloco.com
The Long John at Pies 'n' Thighs
Not just for fried chicken and meringue, this beloved brunch spot also rotates special, sugary treats. (Bonus: A new restaurant just opened in the Manhattan.)
43 Canal St. (at Ludlow St.); 166 S. Fourth St. (at Driggs Ave.), Brooklyn; piesnthighs.com
The Cinnamon Sugar at Doughnuttery
The Baked by Melissa of the fried-dough world, this Chelsea Market stand makes it hard to eat just one tiny treat.
425 W. 15th St. (at Ninth Ave.); doughnuttery.com
The Plain Cake at Peter Pan
No frills, no fuss is what you can expect at this old-school Greenpoint counter.
727 Manhattan Ave. (at Norman Ave.), Brooklyn; peterpan-donuts.com
The Bombolonis at Sullivan Street Bakery
Hi, these are filled with custard and very well may change your life.
533 W. 47th St. (at Tenth Ave.); 236 Ninth Ave. (at 24th St.); sullivanstreetbakery.com