The 21 Most Amazing Doughnuts in NYC, Ranked

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Go on a doughnut crawl and discover the best glazed, cream-filled and jelly delights in New York City. Here are the tastiest doughnuts, in our humble opinion. Ready, set, eat.

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21. Ho-dduk (korean Doughnuts) From Grace Street

Cinnamon + walnuts + melted brown sugar = heaven.

17 W. 32nd St. (at Fifth Ave.);

20. Nutella Cherry At Du's Donuts & Coffee

When a molecular gastronomist opens a doughnut shop, everyone wins.

107 N. 12th St. (at Wythe Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-215-8770 or

19. Glazed From Gregorys Coffee

And if you want to get really crazy, try the whole-wheat glazed.

Locations throughout Manhattan; 212-661-1722 or

18. Jelly From 7th Avenue Donuts Luncheonette

So worth the trek to Park Slope. It has real food, too, but definitely start with dessert.

324 Seventh Ave. (at Ninth St.), Brooklyn; 718-768-0748 or

17. Everything Bagel Cream Cheese Doughnut From Flex Mussels

Guys, there’s this new thing called savory doughnuts, and they’re incredible.

Locations in the West Village and on the Upper East Side; 212-229-0222 or

16. Black And White Boston Cream From The Donut Pub

See? New York and Boston can get along.

203 W. 14th St. (at Seventh Ave.); 212-929-0126 or

15. Purple Pig From Doughnuttery

This bite-sized treat is made with maple, purple potatoes and bacon—but hear us out: It’s fantastic.

425 W. 15th St. (at Tenth Ave.); 212-633-4359 or

14. Pistachio From Balthazar Boulangerie

Crunchy, sweet and unique.

80 Spring St. (at Crosby St.); 212-965-1785 or

13. Jelly Pom-pom From Mike's Donuts

Oozing with deliciousness. (Get extra napkins.)

6822 Fifth Ave. (at Bay Ridge Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-745-6980 or 

12. Black-raspberry Filled Chocolate At Orwashers Bakery

It’s so decadent, you might want to cut this guy in half.

308 E. 78th St. (at Second Ave.); 212-288-6569 or

11. Cereal Cake Doughnut From Queens Comfort

The zany flavors at this Astoria staple change regularly, but our favorite has to be one of the cereal-topped beauties. 

3618 30th Ave. (at 37th St.), Queens; 718-721-3800 or

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10. Butter Pecan From Pies 'n' Thighs

Come for the fried chicken, stay for the doughnuts.

166 S. Fourth St. (at Driggs Ave.), Brooklyn; 347-529-6090 or

9. Banana Milk From Underwest Donuts

What’s banana milk, you ask? No idea, but it’s delicious.

638 W. 47th St. (at 12th Ave.); 212-317-2359 or

8. Cruller At Daily Provisions

These gorgeously swirled beauties are as delicious as they are Instagrammable.

103 E. 19th St. (at Park Ave. S.); 212-488-1505 or

7. Glazed Pineapple From Dun-well Doughnuts

Oh, and they’re vegan. Yep. You heard us.

222 Montrose Ave. (at Bushwick Ave.), Brooklyn, 347-294-0871, and 102 St. Marks Place (at First Ave.), 646-998-5492;

6. Vanilla Bomboloni At Sullivan Street Bakery

This filled doughnut dusted with confectioners’ sugar will transport you to Italy.

533 W. 47th St. (at 11th Ave.); 212-265-5580 or

5. Maple Bacon From The Doughnut Project

Looking for a traditional doughnut? Sorry, you won’t find it here. This crazy combo of salty and sweet is not for the faint of heart.

10 Morton St. (at Bleecker St.), 212-691-5000, and  912 Seventh Ave. (at W. 58th St.), 646-756-4232;

4. Brioche Doughnut From Mah-ze-dahr Bakery

These cream-filled delights reach a level of fluffiness that was previously considered scientifically impossible.

28 Greenwich Ave. (at W. 10th St.); 212-498-9810 or

3. Hibiscus From Dough

A work of art on a plate, complete with an edible flower.

Locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn; 212-243-6844 or

2. Coconut From Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

We’re deeply considering moving to Greenpoint just for this little guy.

727 Manhattan Ave. (at Norman Ave.), Brooklyn; 718-389-3676 or

1. Crème Brûlée From Doughnut Plant

One of the best things about New York City—up there with the Empire State Building and Beyoncé.

Locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens; 212-505-3700 or

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From 2015-2020 Lindsay Champion held the role of Food and Wellness Director. She continues to write for PureWow as a Freelance Editor.