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