Great Doughnuts Grow at the Doughnut Plant
Everyone loves a good doughnut. Whether you are a kid, adult, or Homer Simpson; anytime is a good time for doughnuts. You will find some of New York’s (and arguably the country’s) best donuts at Doughnut Plant.
This small upstart doughnut business came from modest roots. Started in 1994 by owner Mark Isreal, the original shop was actually in the basement of a Lower East Side building. According to the company’s website, Mark would make the donuts all night using his grandfather’s recipes and deliver the orders himself by bike. Doughnut Plant has come a long way since then and has also opened shops in Korea and Japan. These celebrity worthy doughnuts have also had write-ups ranging from the New York Times to Maxim Magazine. This simple idea has become one of the Big Apple’s most recognizable doughnuts and is a must-try for avid doughnut lovers.
What makes these doughnuts so good? Funny you should ask. The winning recipe for the success of these doughnuts has to be the ingredients, the selection, and the shapes. All aspects of the doughnuts are lovingly created. The nuts that are mixed into the glaze are freshly toasted. The sweet jelly fillings are made by hand in house. The product selection can only be described as generous and includes staple flavors such as cream filled, creme brulee, tres leches, and peanut butter & jelly. Doughnut Plant
specializes in cake and classic yeasted doughnuts and offers exclusive flavors in both types. The flavor choices are constantly changing and include daily and seasonal flavor specials. Have you seen a square doughnut that is jelly filled? Well, now you can witness one of these for sided wonders for yourself.. The square doughnut is the specialty of the shop and still sports the signature doughnut hole, but cleverly hides a jelly filling around the interior. Enjoy one or three with your favorite hot or iced coffee drink.
No matter what your preference, you are sure to find your next favorite doughnut at Doughnut Plant. Two locations in New York City, Lower East Side and Chelsea. Check out the company website for more on the interesting history that created this jelly filled juggernaut.
Tell me about your favorite doughnut shop. Is it a local business? Is it a chain? Share some details and give me a reason to travel and taste one for myself.