Doughnut Plant

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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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Eat a creme brulee donut.
2009-06-28 17:11:11
Try the Doughnuts
2010-12-07 15:13:58
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.
2013-02-26 14:54:59
Blackout chocolate cake doughnut has a surprise inside.
2009-11-28 20:37:04
Nothing beats these doughnuts. The yeast doughnuts are light, sweet, and extraordinary. Eric Wolitzky, Top Chef Just Desserts
2010-11-11 12:37:56
Try the Creme Brulee Donuts
2011-01-21 13:41:53
PB & J all day
2011-01-13 17:35:02
Fresh, delicious and unique doughnuts. Get there early so you have your choice of available flavors.
2009-04-04 18:59:22
The shop that started the fancy doughnut craze in New York, it's still turning out some of our favorites. Try the creme brulee, tres leches, or peanut butter and jelly.
Serious Eats
2013-03-15 15:13:47
The carrot cake is great
2012-08-04 12:19:00
The crme brulee donut tastes like the most decadent dessert Ive ever had for breakfast. - Jeffrey Saad, United Tastes of America
Cooking Channel
2011-02-23 18:20:20
Best to come here on a weekday afternoon. Otherwise, you'll wait in line forever.
2011-02-21 10:25:14
Just the thought of a creme brulee, peanut butter and jelly, or tres leches is reason enough to hoof it to the minuscule, bare-bones, (lower) Lower East Side location. And plant yourself there.
2014-02-25 14:29:29
If it's your 1st time, go for the Coconut. Check the chalkboard sign outside that lists the seasonal specials too
2012-02-04 23:56:43
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
2011-04-08 11:36:49
Doughnuts like you've never experienced. Especially when it's fresh. Don't even think of comparing it to a chain store.
2011-02-12 13:29:45
A doughnut is a classic guilty pleasure, but here they are heavenly. -Yigit Pura, Top Chef Just Desserts
2010-11-12 12:23:46
Nice to meet you, coconut-glazed doughnut filled with coconut cream. We'll be seeing each other again.
2010-05-22 12:22:09
Just remember: They're closed on Mondays.
2009-05-21 16:30:53
Village Voice is proud to welcome Doughnut Plant to the 2014 Choice Eats food fest! Fruity? Chocolate? Cinnamon Sugar? Their tasty doughnuts are one of our favorites in NYC.
Village Voice
2014-03-05 14:55:02