• Happy National Doughnut Day!

    Celebrate the tastiest holiday with fresh and local doughnuts from all over NYC

    By Anastasia Capatina

    National Doughnut Day–Friday, June 6– is finally here! Over 10 billion doughnuts are sold each year in the US alone. That many doughnuts merit a holiday–and you deserve a break! Celebrate the sweetest day of the year with this sugary, confectionery, gooey, oh-so-good dough from our top 10 bakery picks from all over the city.

    The Doughnut Plant:

     Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, this chic bakery is home to the world’s first-ever square filled doughnut and crème brûlée doughnut. The bakery is also the first to mix fresh fruit with nuts in a doughnut glaze!  Made from only the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients around, these doughnuts pride themselves on their strict no preservatives, no eggs, and no artificial products policy. And the goods are just as chic as they are yummy, with eye catching flavors like cashew and orange blossom, matcha green tea, and coconut lime. Order one with a drink from the espresso bar or one of the Doughnut Plant’s specialty plant juices. doughnutplant.com


    Vegan Divas:

    For those with dietary restrictions (or if you want the doughnut without the guilt), this vegan dessert shop is sure to hit the sweet spot. At this Upper East Side bakery, doughnuts are rich in fiber, protein, and flavor. With an assortment of baked flavors and icing options like toasted coconuts, cinnamon, and chocolate, you’ll forget it’s good for you! Mini doughnuts called donettes can be ordered in an additional raspberry topping. Check out the menu for gluten-free doughnuts! vegandivasnyc.com




    Peter Pan Doughnuts:

    Get a taste of what Tina Fey once dubbed the best doughnuts in town at this Polish bakery in Greenpoint. Don’t let the long line put you off–these heavenly treats are worth the wait. Customers love the old school atmosphere and rave over down-to-earth prices. Popular picks include the red velvet, honey dip, and surprisingly, whole-wheat glazed variety. You can even fill the middle with your choice of ice creampeterpan-doughnuts.com





     Customers swear by these miniature doughnuts, served fresh and fluffy (they’re fried right before your eyes). The bite-size delights, which can be ordered with a variety of off-the-wall toppings including black sugar, sea salt, bacon, wasabi, and ginger, can be found in Chelsea. Try one of their famous cooky combinations like Cheeky Peach (peach, raspberry, and rose petals) or opt for a classic glazed and topped with sprinkles! Either way, make sure to get a bunch, as these little fired nuggets are sure to go fast! doughnuttery.com



    Dough Loco:

    Take a walk on the wild side with these eccentric fried rounds in East Harlem. This 10-seat joint lives up to its name in both decor (counter tops fashioned from bowling alley lanes) and flavor! If you’re bored with your usual fried and glazed, grab a tart blood orange doughnut topped with poppy seeds, a pineapple doughnut topped with brown butter, or a dolce de leche. Served exclusively with Blue Bottle coffee. doughloco.com




    Dun Well Doughnuts:
    These doughnuts are not only organic, they’re also vegan! The artisan creations introduced to Williamsburg by best friends Christopher Hollowell and Dan Dunbar in 2011 have made their way into the hearts of locals. The shop boasts over 200 flavors, with additions posted regularly. The flavors are as varied and creative as they come; the menu features lemonade, French toast, raspberry pistachio, black licorice, and many, many more! Wash them down with local Italian Soda! Have we mentioned it’s vegan? dunwelldoughnuts.com



    The Donut Pub:

    The Donut Pub has been gracing Chelsea with Fried delights since the 1960s. Here, you’ll find all the classics, from plain to Boston creme to marble glazed to apple cinnamon. Get the effect of traveling back in time from this narrow pub. White tiles on the floor, mirrored walls, and a marble counter create the feel of the sixties while the sweet doughnuts transform you to a simpler time. There’s a reason it’s stayed around so long.  donutpub.com


    Carpe Doughnuts:

    These sweet confections roam around the city in Andrew Bozzo’s red food truck. The truck sells apple cinnamon doughnuts made from organic flour. Order one with a side of locally sourced apple cider or cioccolata, Italian hot chocolate. In a sweet turn of culinary genius, the truck also provides ice cream for doughnuts a la mode! carpedoughnutnyc.com





    Beard Papa’s Fresh and Natural Cream Puffs:

    Okay, so these are technically cream puffs, but they do have holes and dough! Located on the Upper West Side, this bakery brings and international twist to its treats, serving Japanese-style green tea and Latin America’s favorite dulce de lece creames and French dough. Beard Papa’s also makes hard to find novelties like pomegranate frosting. muginohointl.com





    Cinnamon Snail:


    Last but not least is a food truck that caters to your sweet tooth and your special needs diet. It’s hard to believe a place that specializes in Mexican hot chocolate twist doughnuts and a vanilla bourbon creme brulee doughnut is vegan and kosher certified! Available to cater special occasions (like National Doughnut Day).  cinnamonsnail.com



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