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The Best Doughnuts in New York City

The Best Doughnuts in New York City

New York City has its fair share of sweet treats including some of the best doughnuts around. Check out this curated list of New York doughnut shops, to ensure you “doughnut miss out!”

Alimama Tea

Janie Wang, the owner of Alimama Tea, envisioned creating a little haven where her customers could steal a moment from their day to relax and perhaps find a spark of joy in her doughnut creations. Little did she know that her little haven would turn into a piece of doughnut heaven here on earth.

Located in Chinatown, Alimama Tea was the first shop in New York City to offer Japanese Mochi Doughnuts—a blend of the traditional Japanese rice cake with a sprinkle of modern flavors. Be sure to try the “Matcha Mochi Doughnut” made with a Matcha glaze and dusted with toasted Rice Krispies. The “Sweet and Savory Mochi Doughnut” has a delicious, salted Nutella glaze that will leave you wanting more.

Mochi Doughnuts at Alimama Tea New York |
Mochi Doughnuts at Alimama Tea (©Mylene Fernandes)

Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant is a New York institution focused on originality and deliciousness since opening its doors in 1994. The shop pioneered the idea of mixing fresh fruit and nuts in a doughnut glaze and continues to focus on these two concepts when creating the doughnuts each day.

Doughnut at Doughnut Plant New York |
Doughnut at Doughnut Plant (Courtesy Doughnut Plant)

The Doughnut Project

The Doughnut Project is the home of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted doughnuts in the West Village. It has both gluten-free and vegan options on its menu. What makes The Doughnut Project highly unique are the innovative doughnut creations and the shop’s fearlessness in experimenting with different flavors. Some of the fun creations include the “Mango Mojito,” the “Cheese the Day Pizza Doughnut” and the “Lemon Meringue Pie Doughnut.”

Funnel Cake Doughnut at The Doughnut Project New York |
Funnel Cake Doughnut at The Doughnut Project (Courtesy The Doughnut Project)

Dun-well Doughnuts

Dun-well Doughnuts holds the distinction of being the only all-vegan doughnut shop on our National Doughnut Day list. The egg-free doughnut menu has an impressive rotating list of 200 varieties. Popular flavors on rotation include its “Peanut Butter and Jelly-filled Doughnut,” “Maple Raspberry Pie” and “Salted Caramel Pecan.”

Assorted Treats at Dun-well Doughnuts New York |
Assorted Treats at Dun-well Doughnuts (Courtesy Dun-well Doughnuts)

Dough Doughnuts 

Dough Doughnuts are made with a signature brioche dough and stand out for being larger than the average doughnut. The Hibiscus Doughnut is a favorite made with dried Mexican hibiscus, topped with candied hibiscus flower and a sweet, tangy glaze. Other mouth-watering flavors include the “Brooklyn Blackout,” a semisweet chocolate brioche filled with chocolate pudding and the “Boston Cream Pie Doughnut.” The doughnuts are baked throughout the day, ensuring that customers receive each doughnut fresh and packed with flavor.

Assorted Sweets at Dough Doughnuts New York |
Assorted Sweets at Dough Doughnuts (Courtesy Dough Doughnuts)

Daily Provisions 

This café may make incredible breakfast sandwiches and coffee, but truly, many keep coming back for its crullers. The doughnuts at Daily Provisions are crispy on the outside, with spiral ridges and a soft center.

June Cruller at Daily Provisions New York |
June Cruller at Daily Provisions (Courtesy Daily Provisions)