19 September 2011
Doughnut Plant in New York City
The next stop after the Dumpling Man was the Doughnut Plant, a gourmet doughnut factory in New York City. Their doughnuts are all natural and made with the high quality, natural ingredients.
The allure of the Doughnut Plant is their unique doughnut flavorings, ranging from Peanut Butter and Jelly (a peanut butter-glazed yeast doughnut with homemade jelly filling), to Matcha Green Tea, Lavender, and Valrhona Chocolate.
Along with their yeast doughnuts, they have a great selection of cake doughnuts. I should have stuck with those, because they're my favorite. The nice gentleman working the register gave us two free cake doughnuts, salted peanut and carrot cake. The carrot cake is a moist and delicious cake doughnut filled with cream cheese. Simply incredible. I didn't try any of the salted peanut, but I was told it was great.
I chose the White Peach Glazed Yeast. It was exactly like biting into a peach, only nowhere near as healthy and with a chewy, tender doughnut as the center. The doughnut was just about the size of my face, so I was only able to eat half of it.
Behind those windows is a view of the doughnut factory, but I can't take pictures without the glare. Oops!
Make sure you have some cash on you, because unless you buy more than $10 worth of doughnuts, you can't use a card. Although, it won't be that difficult. I think each doughnut was around $2.50 to $3.00 for yeast glazed doughnuts.
If you don't feel like doughnuts, they also have churros and cinnamon rolls, fresh peach lemonade (seasonal), and super spicy chai tea.
Doughnut Plant has two locations:
379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002
& 220 West 23rd st, New York, NY 10011.
For hours and other details, visit their Facebook page.