10 Best Doughnuts in New York

Categories: Our 10 Best

1. Dough
Fany Gerson took months to tweak the yeasted dough recipe and frying technique for this lovely Bed-Stuy shop, and it shows. Dough pushes gorgeously light, plus-size doughnuts with soft, sighing middles. And they're dressed up in some of the most exciting, delicious glazes in town, from blood orange with candied orange slices, to cheesecake dusted with buttery Graham crumbs. Doughnuts are rolled, stamped, fried, and hand-dipped throughout the day, in a glass-encased kitchen you can swoon over while you eat. Note: the dulce de leche, topped with slivers of toasted almonds, is something of a masterpiece. 305 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

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Location Info



The Donut Pub

203 W. 14th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Orwasher's Bakery

308 E. 78th St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Pies 'N' Thighs

166 S. Fourth St., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

Bottega Falai

265 Lafayette St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

606 R&D

606 Vanderbilt Ave., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant

Peter Pan Bakery

727 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

Doughnut Plant

379 Grand St., New York, NY

Category: Restaurant


305 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

DuMont Burger

314 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Category: Restaurant

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Thanks for the list! Many doughnuts to eat. Tried Dough at The Bowery Diner (Rhubarb glaze and Sugar cake) and wasn't impressed but also understand I need to go to the source to get a better taste...and then I'll probably still be a Doughnut Plant gal. Coconut yeast! Tres Leches cake!! Creme Brulee!!! Will give the others a shot (I like Peter Pan but being organicgal...have a soft spot for all things local and/or organic...especially if they taste good which I know not everything local and organic does).

Jeff Friedman
Jeff Friedman

well i will try ... what are our top ten donuts ???


If you have not tried it, please please please give the powdered creme (the yellow bavarian) donut a try at The Donut Pub, and perhaps the French Cruller (on a good day). It will sure to elevate The Donut Pub's rank a few notches, or so I hope. I agree that they are not the all around best, but a few varieties are remarkable.

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