All week I have been dreaming of doughnuts. And not just any doughnuts, Doughnut Plant doughnuts. Though Andy doesn’t love sweets, he does appreciate a good doughnut (accompanied by a cup of Twinings Earl Grey) so I managed to convince him that we should stop off in the Lower East Side on our way back from brunch in Brooklyn. I had only been once before and if I wasn’t convinced then, I certainly am now: I believe these are the best doughnuts I’ve ever had. I don’t say this lightly: the next time you come to New York City, you absolutely have to stop in and then tell me if you agree.
They have yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts and even churros and cinnamon buns. Get your dribble cloth ready: their featured flavors right now are blueberry, lavender flower, peanut butter glaze with blackberry jelly, vanilla bean glaze with blackberry jelly, tres leches, banana pecan, banana cream, peach, creme brulee, Valrhrona chocolate, and my all time favorite doughnut….behold, the coconut glaze with coconut cream.
What I love about these doughnuts is that the dough is not too sweet, that all-natural glaze and desiccated coconut does the sweetening. And look at that silky coconut cream running throughout! While Andy ate his in about 30 seconds flat and loved it (he got vanilla bean glaze with blackberry jam), he maintains that the best doughnut he ever ate was a warm Krispy Kreme fresh off the line in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I can’t really argue with that, a fresh Krispy Kreme original is pure heaven. But for me, the great doughnut ever is found at Doughnut Plant.