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Top 5: Places to Get a Donut in NYC

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 23, 2015

The Donut Pub, New York City © Kristine Paulus | Flickr

North America

The Donut Pub

One of the most traditional options on this list, The Donut Pub sells classic donuts, coffee, pastries and sandwiches. The space is small and it can be tricky to get a seat. Open 24/7, it’s the perfect spot for a late-night or early-morning treat.

 

Doughnut Plant, New York City © John | Flickr

Doughnut Plant © John | Flickr

 

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant has something for every donut lover. Sample unique and traditional varieties alike, including peanut butter and raspberry jam filled, carrot cake, matcha green tea and wild blueberry. Check out their seasonal and holiday-inspired flavors, including crystalized ginger donuts for Chinese New Year.

 

Preparing donuts at Dough, New York City © John | Flickr

Preparing donuts at Dough © John | Flickr

 

Dough

With a new location recently opened in Manhattan’s Flat Iron neighborhood, this popular Brooklyn shop serves up exotic flavors like hibiscus, passion fruit and chocolate with earl grey. Open daily. Dough also is available for catering.

 

Underwest Donuts

Underwest Donuts sells the best donut from a car wash you’ll ever eat. You read that right. Located in the hallway of the Westside Highway Car Wash, the tiny bakery sells fresh-brewed coffee and made-from-scratch donuts. The cake-style donuts come in glazed, sugared and old-fashioned (a.k.a. plain).

 

A Black & White from Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop, New York City © Kristine Paulus | Flickr

A Black & White from Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop © Kristine Paulus | Flickr

 

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop

This Brooklyn staple is popular among locals and tourists — it’s a favorite of Tina Fey. Often considered one of the best bakeries in New York City, Peter Pan has been selling their famous treats for 62 years. At $1 per donut, it’s tempting to indulge in more than one.

 

Honorable mention: Dominique Ansel Bakery

This SoHo bakery was put on the map by their world-famous Cronut. The pastry, a combination of a croissant and donut, has been copied by many. Hungry patrons still wait for hours to sample the original.

 

Dominique Ansel Bakery of New York City © Ari Lee | Dreamstime 32473845

Dominique Ansel Bakery © Ari Lee | Dreamstime

 

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