Doughnut Plant

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America's 25 Best Donuts
379 Grand St (at Norfolk St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700
Mon–Thu, Sun: 6:30 AM–8:00 PM Fri–Sat: 6:30 AM–9:00 PM


This bakery essentially singlehandedly started the specialty donut boom thats gripping the nation. Donuts have been a part of owner Mark Isreals family for more than 100 years, and in 1994 he opened The Doughnut Plant using that same recipe his grandfather used. By building on that classic recipe, hes made a name for himself and his bakery, and hes also created a few now-legendary inventions, like the square jelly-filled, peanut butter and jelly (left), and tres leches donuts. — Dan Myers, 12/14/2012

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Foursquare Tips
Nothing beats these doughnuts. The yeast doughnuts are light, sweet, and extraordinary. Eric Wolitzky, Top Chef Just Desserts
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 07:37
A doughnut is a classic guilty pleasure, but here they are heavenly. -Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts
Friday, November 12, 2010 - 07:23
On Kid in a Candy Store Adam Gertler swings by Doughnut Plant where the bakery makes fresh doughnuts with real fruit and nut glazes like the jelly square-shaped doughnut. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
Monday, August 8, 2011 - 10:45
Eat a creme brulee donut.
Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 13:11
Village Voice is excited to have Doughnut Plant at the 2012 ChoiceEats food fest! Full list of restaurants here:
Village Voice
Friday, February 3, 2012 - 06:47
The crme brulee donut tastes like the most decadent dessert Ive ever had for breakfast. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America
Cooking Channel
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 13:20
Try the Doughnuts
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 10:13
This Lower East Side institution is renowned for its big, moist doughnuts with glazes made with real fruit.
Food & Wine
Thursday, April 28, 2011 - 06:14
Blackout chocolate cake doughnut has a surprise inside.
Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 15:37
Tres leches, chocolate and yeast donuts (especially with seasonal fruit!) are all the best doughnuts you will ever have in your life, and I doughnut tolerate any disagreement.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 09:54
The creme brle doughnut is a masterpiece, with crunchy burnt sugar outside, and creme custard on the inside. They are a bit costly but they are bigger than your average donut and mighty delicious.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 11:48
Pumpkin Doughnuts in both cake and yeast form. A finish of caramelized pumpkin seeds, nutty and crunchy, iced over in a spiced glaze. The cake one has cozy pumpkin flavor with of cloves and cinnamon
Serious Eats
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 13:27
Try the Creme Brulee Donuts
Friday, January 21, 2011 - 08:41
The city's best donuts are at this LES establishment. Get there early to get them when they're hot right out of the oven! Try the Tres Leches and Crme Brle, they're fantastic!
New York Habitat
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 07:41
PB & J all day
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 12:35
Peanut butter glazed/jelly filled, meyer lemon or pumpkin (in season) are the go.
Monday, April 13, 2009 - 15:55
Fresh, delicious and unique doughnuts. Get there early so you have your choice of available flavors.
Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 14:59
Seriously the best doughnuts around - airy, flaky, crumbly, moist, sticky! Get the creme brulee, the carrot, the pb&J, the coconut and the blackout! Let the salivation begin!
Gansevoort Hotel Group
Friday, April 8, 2011 - 07:36
The coconut cream doughnut is out of this world!
Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 19:39
Get the seasonal doughnut (strawberry in summer) but never underestimate the Tres Leches. It looks harmless, but its really really good.
Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:57