A Diary Of Doughnuts

Rings of deep fried dough covered in sugar and/or chocolate? Filled with custard or jam? We love it, It’s donut time! I try not to indulge too much, my waistline has expanded enough ever since I quit smoking, but every once in a while it’s a must. There are so many excellent ones to choose from here in the NYC, here’s one for every day of the week!

Monday : Underwest


This amazing donut was until recently found only at a little shop on 47th Street and West Side Highway adjacent to a car wash, which made for a very interesting location, but not easily accessible. Lucky for us they now opened a branch right outside Penn Station! Their signature donut is the “Carwash”, flavored with vanilla and lavender, and is the most delicious thing ever.

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Tuesday: Dough


Dough has several locations throughout New York City, and to pick a “best one” is impossible. Just try them all and pick a favorite. They’re all amazing. My personal favorite is the Dulce De Leche donut, covered in almonds. Sweet but not too sweet, it has a little crunch from the almonds, it’s edible heaven.

Wednesday: Doughnut Plant


The Doughnut Plant has a fresh assortment with flavors off the beaten path. Matcha Green Tea, Crème Brulée and Oatmeal are just a few that you are not likely to find anywhere else. My personal favorite is the Coconut Creme Donut, large, square and filled with a coconut cream that is to die for.

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Thursday: Peter Pan


You will find this bakery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and it’s the kind of bakery that looks like they haven’t changed much in decades. Bursting with nostalgia, the donuts look like ordinary little things, but one bite will tell a different story: they’re amazing. My favorite: Red Velvet.

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Friday: Pies and Thighs


Pies and Thighs is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Besides some mouthwatering chicken, they also serve up some darn good baked goods. They’re top seller is the Butter Pecan Crunch Donut, and for good reason. It’s scrumptious!

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Saturday: The Doughnut Project


Located in the West Village, this bakery serves handcrafted doughnuts off the beaten path. Blueberry Yuzu, Prosecco Doughnuts, the Everything Doughnut, all are flavors you can only find in this amazing shop. My favorite here was the Chocolate Wasted Doughnut, it was heavenly.

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Sunday: Doughnuttery


This place has several locations, and I visited the one at the Chelsea Market, which might be my favorite place on earth. This location sells little doughnuts in a paper bag, fried and flavored right in front of you, which is a lot of fun to watch. The flavors are unique and playful: Purple Pig, Rosemary Road, Chai Me To The Moon are just a few examples. My personal picks are: Cocoaboy, Coco Loco, Paris Time and Urban Monkey. They’re little bites of Yum.

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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  1. Sometimes I wish I lived in the city. Sometimes I’m glad I don’t. Today it’s both! I want to eat every single donut you mentioned, they all sound amazing, but I’d be bigger than a house if I had ready access to all those yummies 😉

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