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District Manager at The Little Beet
I was part of the opening of Dough so my opinion may be slightly affected however this is by far in my opinion one of the best doughnuts I have ever had. The owners go above and beyond to ensure the best quality ingredients are used no matter cost which without a doubt is one of the reasons it's such an awesome doughnut. The flavors change normally with seasons but the classics of dulce de leche, cafe au lait, hibiscus and lemon poppy never disappoint. In order to get the best doughnut you will ever try you will need to go to either Bed Stuy location or Gramercy and get a plain glazed as they come right out of the fryer with a cup of Brookyln Roasting coffee and it's the perfect meal. Enjoy!
Any time's a good time for a margarita
So cool to hear about it from a Dough insider! thanks for sharing!
over 1 year ago
Studying in Paris ignited my love of French cuisine
I have a serious addiction to Dough, now I'm finally starting to understand why they're so good :)
New York City
Chef de Cuisine at Boilermaker
It's a seasonal flavor, but if you can catch it, get the blood orange. I'm not lying when I say it changed my outlook on doughnuts permanently. The only comparable specialty doughnut I've ever had that could even be mentioned in the same sentence is over a thousand miles away and sold in a tiny little shop run by former cops, but that's a story for another forum...
Co-founder of RoundTable
This is a question near and dear to my heart, but I would have to rate Dough at the top of my list of best doughnuts in the city. They started in the Brooklyn flea market and have since achieved cult status having opened three locations around Manhattan and one in Brooklyn, in addition to selling wholesale at places like Whole Foods. The donuts are perfectly soft, doughy and come with incredible and inventive glazes like Dulce de Leche, Lemon Poppy and Hibuscus. Most importantly, they produce fresh batches throughout the day so you're always guaranteed to get a fresh doughnut, an important factor in being able to experience what makes these so amazing.
Private chef specializing in Italian, French
You said it well :)
Moved to San Francisco, doing Istanbul-themed pop-ups every week with my wife at www.feastly.com/lauraandsayat
We tried these a couple weeks ago and loved them! Thanks for the reco!
about 1 year ago
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I did not grow up eating donuts in Istanbul and I will argue that makes me an impartial critic. When I eat something as fundamental to American breakfast as a donut, I expect the basic criteria to be met but as a cook I also expect a surprise element. Doughnut Plant definitely satisfies the basics and delivers flavor profiles not often associated with donuts. I particularly enjoyed their custard filled creme brulee donut and their emphasis on seasonal ingredients and flavor profiles.
Food is joy, joy is food
I used to live right next to Doughnut Plant! Needless to say, it was a dangerous place to be so close to! The doughnuts are phenomenal.
When life gives you limes, just add tequila
I'll have to check out the creme brulee donut, always happy for an excuse to go back here :)
Artisan Bread Baker, @katcontrol
Oh, I'm going to go ahead and second your crème brûlée doughnut recommendation! I have been a Doughnut Plant fan since I moved to the city a few years back and this is definitely their standout item. The caramel layer is thin and crispy, then just the littlest bit of chew to the yeasted dough...At first glance, this particular flavor seems pricey and petite compared to the other colossal doughnuts on offer. Rest assured, it is stuffed with luxe vanilla custard and no less of an indulgence. What a treat!
Sommelier at Aureole Restaurant
For me, Peter Pan is New York's O.G. donut shop. Their website says they've been open for 60 plus years and I'd believe it. While they may not be as conceptual or meticulously crafted as some of the new-wave places on Manhattan, you do feel as if you've taken a time warp into pre-sugar-phobic America. In a world crazed with finding the authentic, this is absolutely it. The shop basically unchanged from its inception.
Now, to the donuts. The sheer variety is definitely their largest strength, and there are solid offerings in all styles. I personally prefer the cake doughnuts, in particular the red velvet, but the sheer variety is staggering. It'd take ten plus visits at two donuts a visits to even begin to get a somewhat comprehensive survey of the donuts, but average quality is very high. I have certainly never had a disappointing donut here, and I don't think you will either. If you're staycationing or adventuring to North Brooklyn, this is definitely a must-hit spot.
Haha OG indeed! Its one of those timeless spots worth the trip out just to try it once.
Ex chef, current culinary recruiter. Angelino living in NYC. Instagram: KrisKracks
My FAVORITE there is the honey cruller. OG at it's best!!!!
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