The Doughnut Plant

I was SO excited when I found out about The Doughnut Plant, a little shop in the East Village/Bowery area that has…yep, homemade doughnuts. I immediately took a trip downtown for a taste test, and all I can say is WOW. The first thing that popped into my head was that I will never eat another Dunkin Donut again after tasting these! They use no artificial flavorings or preservatives, and let me tell you, you can REALLY taste the difference that comes from the fresh, quality ingredients. With mouthwatering flavors such as tres leche (three milk), creme brulee, Meyer lemon, and more, these doughnuts are creative as well as delicious! The tres leche had the most delectable hint of creamy filling inside the cake, and the creme brulee had the actual hard, crunchy sugar shell on the outside. They’re substantial, cakey, and so full of flavor-whereas with a Dunkin Donut all I taste is a one-dimensional sweetness, these boast a complexity of flavor and moist texture that satisfies your appetite without leaving you feeling too full/in a sugar coma. Not gonna lie, the neighborhood is a little sketchy, BUT I quickly found out that they have another location in Chelsea. Homemade, high quality doughnuts-just another reason why I love New York!

Vanilla glaze and the tres leche-my personal favorite.

The creme brulee, with a crunchy sugar shell! Also a triple chocolate-mmm.

Tres leche (three milk), with just the right amount of creamy filling laced through the cake. Subtle, and delicious.

PS-more sweet spots: Afternoon tea and the prettiest macarons in NYC!

All photos by Jackie


  1. Holly says: January 31, 2012

    The creme brulee sounds amazing!! We have a little shop down the street from us here in Mpls that does old fashioned doughnuts- you can't beat the good old fashioned things!

    Come by my blog for a chance to win a $20 Etsy shop credit:

  2. sampenner says: January 31, 2012

    Oh wow! What a great idea! It seems there is an overwhelming amount of cupcake shops these days, but a doughnut shop with fresh ingredients is such a great idea!



  3. Viviana says: January 31, 2012

    So glad you found this place and shared the info! I will have to make a quick trip there this wknd 😉

  4. Rebecca says: January 31, 2012

    Oh man, looks dangerously amazing!

  5. cassandra says: January 31, 2012

    this was not a good thing to read while im so hungry! these look awesome. wish we had something like it in LA.

  6. Leslie says: January 31, 2012

    What a lovely place! I love the decor. 🙂

  7. vanessa (the gal) says: January 31, 2012

    wow. those look DELISH!!! i LOVE the doughnut decor too! such a cute blog. i'd love to follow each other if you enjoy my blog too! have a great week 🙂

    — vanessa (the gal)

  8. bevy says: January 31, 2012

    ok, now i'm hungry! salivating at my computer as we speak.

    and as a former advertising exec, i really like their signage from the storefront to the menu.

  9. allumer * decor says: January 31, 2012

    Great post! -nothing better then a homemade doughnut. Here in Chicago we have "The Doughnut Vault" … I've been meaning to do a post on it.

  10. Sophie says: February 1, 2012

    umm WOW. i need to go there asap! x

  11. Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect! says: February 1, 2012

    It's a good thing I don't live nearby because I would have zero self control in that place! YUM.

  12. lacoquettedelamode says: February 1, 2012

    Wow… another reason why I wish I lived in New York! Those look delicious…

    XX Kathryn

  13. Lisa Marie says: February 1, 2012

    Must. Get. Donuts.

  14. audrey marie says: February 1, 2012

    thanks so much for your vote!! and this just went to the top of my "must visit" list while im in NY for FW!

  15. Carrie Teal says: February 1, 2012

    These look fabulous, and I could eat many of them.

  16. Christine @ Fancy Function says: February 2, 2012

    I love their doughnuts! So many great flavors. I always try to pick one up when I'm at the Dean and Deluca in SoHo. 🙂

  17. LPFashionPhilosophy says: February 2, 2012

    YUMMMM! We seriously love this place too!!!!! Adore your blog! From one set of New Yorkers to another! :))


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