The pastry of choice have become donuts. They’ve completely taken the attention that cupcakes used to have. There are places that sell these fried rings with icing and others that have gone more gourmet.
Here’s a list of some of the best donut spots in New York City:
What you’re getting: Maple Miso
This place is only for the most unique flavors. This Uptown bakery comes up with the most creative combinations.
Bed-Stuy, Union Square, and Time Square
What you’re getting: Cheesecake
This cult-favorite shop has so many flavorful choices you wouldn’t know which one to try first.
What you’re getting: Peanut Butter and Jelly
This shop offers New York favorites like cheesecake and black and white cookies. There are also some modern creations like bacon-covered donuts.
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
What you’re getting: Red Velvet Crumb
This Brooklyn bakery has been around since the 1950s. It’s no-frills style has always made great-tasting favorites.
What you’re getting: Brown-Butter or the Car Wash
If you’re in the 12 Avenue area, you can stop by the Westside Highway Car Wash and try cake donuts with flavored sugar.
Sullivan Street Bakery
Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen
What you’re getting: Bomboloni
Bread master Jim Lahey also makes some amazing Italian donuts. Fluffy creations with the right amount of filling like vanilla custard, chocolate cream, or fruit jam.
Lower East Side, Chelsea, Prospect Heights, and Long Island City
What you’re getting: Creme Brulee Doughseed
Mark Israel already has three shops and the popularity of his donuts continues to grow. He has seasonal flavors like coconut-lime and rose petal. The creme brulee doughseed is definitely one to try.
Upper East Side
What you’re getting: Sour Cherry
For the most scrumptious jelly donuts, head over to this shop. They make their jams from locally sourced fruit. They are made to order with just the right amount of jam in each donut.
What you’re getting: Purple Pig or Urban Monkey
The freshly made fried creations have fun names and unique flavors. They are great mini donuts that pack a punch in flavor.
What you’re getting: Confettura di Fichi
For an ice-cream and donut combo, head over to Elsie’s Parlor. This Brooklyn shop has Italian style donuts in a class of their own. They use ricotta, mascarpone, almonds, sunflower honey, and so much more.
What you’re getting: Ho-dduk
Korean donuts are less greasy and just as delicious as its American counterpart. The simple brown sugar and cinnamon combination is mouthwatering.
The Donut Pub
What you’re getting: Honey Dip
At Donut Pub, you can satisfy your donut craving any time of day. They are open 24 hours. They have truly mastered the traditional glazed donut.