January 17, 2014

Doughnut Plant

If you love Doughnuts, if you even kind of LIKE them, you simply MUST swing by one of the Doughnut Plant's locations. Before this visit, I'd only been to the Chelsea area location, and taken them to-go. This time I went to their original spot on Grand street with my friend LaShauna, who was visiting for her birthday. We squeezed in time for a quick coffee for me, chai for LaShauna, and sweet treat before LaShauna had to leave. Oh, what a delicious visit we had this time, didn't we?
Their coffee is strong and smooth-- I loved my latte. LaShauna had their hot chai (not pictured).

They have yeast, cake and doughseed donuts, and we tried one of each: the peanut butter & jelly, the creme brulée, and tres leches. The fabulous, fabulous tres leches.

Creme Brulée
Creme Brulée's custardy insides
I always forget how tiny the creme brulée is-- two bites, TOPS. If you are trying to get as many doughnuts as you can, sure, share this, but you probably will want one all to yourself. The crackly bruléed top, the fluffy doughnut, and the sweet custard are a trifecta of fabulous flavors.

We also shared a doughseed that was a PB & J, with strawberry jam, and a peanut butter doughnut flecked in chopped peanut pieces. This was great, of course, as I've never had a bad doughnut there.

The showstopper, however, is the tres leches donut. How do they make this masterpiece of physics and flavor? It's cloaked in a gorgeous glaze that almost crackles like a piece of pottery- the doughnut inside is light and chewy, and the filling is perfect.
Tres Leches, man. Tres Leches.
How do they take everything about a tres leches cake and squeeze it into doughnut form? I don't know.. THEY JUST DO. This is a must-taste every time I go there.
It's obviously pretty pricey if you compare it to a Dunkin Donuts or other shop, but worth every penny. They're not just lumps of dough thrown into a bunch of oil-- they're edible art, and you'll remember them long after you dusted away the last delicious crumb.


Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700




6 comments:

Christy said...

I was just there recently & it was soo yummy! And because it was towards the end of the night, the guy gave me an extra creme brulee bite! I also had the vanilla bean donut. I recommend fully!

LKPheartsfood said...

I still haven't tried the vanilla bean version, Christy. I will try one next visit: thanks for the recommendation!

Halcyon said...

Do they have any chocolate?

LKPheartsfood said...

Halcyon-- oh yes, they do! I will make it my mission to sample some and report back to you!! :)

Halcyon said...

Yay! I am not usually a doughnut fan, but these look good!

Bonnie Y said...

You're killing me with this post!!! I couldn't agree more with your last statement. It's been over a year and I'll catch myself thinking about it randomly! Haha it's my most favorite doughnut place in the world

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