Best Doughnuts in New York

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Best Doughnuts in New York

What are the best doughnuts in New York? Doughnuts are one of the most popular snacks in the United States. New Yorkers like to have a doughnut with their coffee as well, so the city is home to tens of doughnut shops. There are doughnuts for all tastes, from the most basic ones that you get at the food carts to the most refined ones from a fancy bakery. If you’re looking for a good doughnut in New York you could go to one of the doughnut chains, but I also recommend you to visit the small local doughnut shops. Here’s a list of some of the best doughnuts in New York.


Donut Tour in New York

If you prefer to not go on a doughnut hunt yourself but to be guided along with the best doughnut shops of New York, then don’t miss one of my favourite tours: the Donut Tour in New York! You will try some of the best doughnuts in New York, and also discover some nice areas of Manhattan with your guide.

  1. The Donut Pub

    The Donut Pub began its journey in 1964, and since then they have prepared both traditional flavours and unique ones like salty chocolate doughnuts, doughnuts with maple syrup and bacon and their famous Boston Kreme. Their first location, located on 203 West 14th Street in the West Village, is open 24 hours a day. The Donut Pub is peanut and tree nut-free, making it the perfect stop for anyone with a nut allergy.

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  2. The Doughnut Project

    In this small West Village shop, you can find doughnuts with bourbon, tea or peanut butter. Go in the morning, because if you wait too long it is likely that they are out of stock! They even release limited editions. You can find The Doughnut Project at 10 Morton Street.

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  3. Krispy Kreme Times Square

    Krispy Kreme is a chain of doughnut shops in the US, that is famous for its ‘original glazed donut’. They have several shops in New York, but their flagship store on Times Square is definitely the most impressive one. It might be busy, but once inside you’ll be distracted from the waiting time by the doughnut-making process that’s going on all around you. A must-try at Krispy Kreme Times Square is their exclusive Big Apple doughnut, which comes in a fancy green box.

    Eric’s Tip: “When you order the Big Apple doughnut at Krispy Kreme, be ready for a surprise. It’s the most expensive doughnut I ever had, but I thought it was worth the experience.”

  4. Dominique Ansel Bakery

    The creator of the famous cronuts, Dominique Ansel, could not be missing from this list. A cronut is a croissant-doughnut hybrid that’s now copied all over the world. The prices of the original cronut are equivalent to the fame and popularity of the place, and the cronuts tend to sell out as well. To get yours, you have several options: one of them is to queue at the SoHo store at 189 Spring Street (note that the queue usually starts an hour before opening). You can also order your cronuts online and select a pick-up date.

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