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Best way to spend a Saturday morning: Doughnut Plant

May 31, 2009

Doughnut Plant's cake doughnuts

Doughnut Plant's cake doughnuts

This place would so make Homer Simpson go cray-cray.

I’ve been hearing about Doughnut Plant on the LES for some time now, and always looked for a chance to try it out. I was a little nervous that I’d be disappointed since I’m not much of a doughnut person, and thought it would be another case of hyped up desserts.

But wow. They were like no other doughnuts I’ve ever had before. I ordered the cream-filled square coconut yeast doughnut and it practically melts in your mouth. Definitely not like DnD, and softer than Krispy Kremes.

Coconut glazed yeast doughnut

Coconut glazed yeast doughnut

Creme filling

Creme filling

I thought I’d want to share when I saw the size of the pastry, but I downed it myself. We also got a jelly doughnut, and they make the jelly from scratch there. I’m not much of a jelly doughnut person myself, but I could appreciate how fresh it tastes. Personally though, I would stick to the non-jelly ones still.

Square jelly yeast doughnut

Square jelly yeast doughnut

The best part about the doughnuts made from this almost-100 year old establishment is that everything is natural — no trans fat or preservatives (though I’m actually not trying to find out how many calories each has…it so doesn’t matter). If I remember correctly, the creme-filled yeast doughnuts are $2.50 and the smaller cake and non-filled ones are a little less.

Oh, and if you’re a chai person, they make FRESH chai there which is hot and a tad spicy. They pour it from a silver pot up front, and it tastes delightful with a doughnut. They also have fresh fruit drinks and cake doughnuts I need to try next time…because, oh yes, there shall be a next time.

Doughnut Plant

379 Grand St.
at Essex St.
New York, NY 10002


6 thoughts on “Best way to spend a Saturday morning: Doughnut Plant

  1. Rahela

    OMG this place looks ridiculously good. This is definitely on my to do list. I plan on getting a donught and chai.

  2. Sarah

    good work shy – definitely lived up to the hype. gobble gobble vanilla bean glazed raspberry jelly filled deliciousness!!!

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