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Best Donuts/Apple Fritters in Midtown

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DL May 14, 2006 02:34 PM

Looking for great donuts and apple fritters in Midtown. Any suggestions? If they happen to be in the same location, all the better!

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    CorgiLover RE: DL May 15, 2006 10:03 AM

    The only place I can think of is The Doughut Plant on the LES, however I am not sure if they have apple fritters...

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      Lau RE: DL May 15, 2006 11:20 AM

      Not in midtown, but Donut Pub on 14th and 7th has great apple fritters and good donuts in general

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        BackyardChef RE: Lau May 15, 2006 11:36 AM

        Ditto on the apple fritters. Nice balance of dough to filling...

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          Eric Eto RE: BackyardChef May 15, 2006 03:16 PM

          Dough to filling? I'm never sure if people are on the same page as to what apple fritters are, or what they mean regionally. Here's an old thread with a photo linked that shows what I would consider an apple fritter. I still haven't found these in NYC.

          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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            BackyardChef RE: Eric Eto May 15, 2006 03:48 PM

            The photo in the linked thread didn't show for me, but this is pretty close to what I ate and enjoyed-- they called it an apple fritter, so that's what I called it...could be a misnomer, but so be it.....

            "The apple fritters I'm familiar with are large, bulbous, dense hunks of fried dough that aren't completely round or quite a square either. They are dark brown and crispy on the outside and light colored and bready inside. Streaks of cinnamon usually run throughout, and the better ones have little bits of apple interspersed."

            Image: http://www.kneadinthedough.com/images...

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              Eric Eto RE: BackyardChef May 15, 2006 04:13 PM

              Sorry that link didn't work. Here's another photo of an apple fritter in my world.

              Image: http://static.flickr.com/36/86529743_...

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                Lau RE: Eric Eto May 15, 2006 09:57 PM

                That's what they have at donut pub, you should try, its pretty good

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                  Spoony Bard RE: Eric Eto May 16, 2006 09:33 AM

                  Ooo. Hi-res fritter-porn (you should've warned us it wasn't safe for work- now my colleagues are looking for where that panting is coming from). Where'd you get it, Eric?

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                    Peter Cuce RE: Eric Eto May 16, 2006 03:23 PM

                    Here are some pics of apple fritters in lots of peoples' worlds.

                    Link: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=apple...

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            Chris E. RE: DL May 15, 2006 02:32 PM

            I have to say that I've taken a big shine to the cinnamon donuts at Starbucks. Imperialist corporate chain or no, they serve a great old-fashioned donut, not too greasy, with a little crispness to the exterior and a moist interior. Ninety-five cents. I'm not sure every Starbucks has them, though. I was craving one the other morning and went to two near Rock Center, and they didn't have them.

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              curranthound RE: DL May 15, 2006 02:49 PM

              Cupcake Cafe on 9th and 39 has nice donuts.

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                Fayth RE: DL May 15, 2006 04:32 PM

                The small storefront NY NY Cheesecake Company(D'Aiuto's) - 883 8th at 52nd has a wide variety of baked goods. I tasted their jelly doughnut and it was very good- light and fresh with good ratio of dough and filling. Check out their website- it lists apple fritters (I didn't try)- but their wide range of pastries were very good. I've looked for good doughnuts while strolling around and really haven't found anything better(including donut pub which was ok).

                Link: http://www.newyorknewyorkcheesecake.c...

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                  Fayth RE: DL May 15, 2006 04:53 PM

                  Try the small storefront New York New York Cheesecake (D'Aiutos) at 873 8th Ave at 52nd. They have a wide variety of baked goods. I tried their jelly doughnut and it was very good- light and fresh with a good ratio of dough vs. jelly. Their website lists apple fritters on their menu ( I didn't try). I've searched for good doughnuts while strolling around NY and haven't found anything better (including donut pub which was ok). Website lists 2 locations (other is across from Madison Sq. Garden)- I tried the midtown shop.

                  Link: http://www.newyorknewyorkcheesecake.c...

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                    Fayth RE: DL May 15, 2006 04:55 PM

                    Try the small storefront New York New York Cheesecake (D'Aiutos) at 873 8th Ave at 52nd. They have a wide variety of baked goods. I tried their jelly doughnut and it was very good- light and fresh with a good ratio of dough vs. jelly. Their website lists apple fritters on their menu ( I didn't try). I've searched for good doughnuts while strolling around NY and haven't found anything better (including donut pub which was ok). Website lists 2 locations (other is across from Madison Sq. Garden)- I tried the midtown shop.

                    Link: http://www.newyorknewyorkcheesecake.c...

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                      DL RE: DL May 19, 2006 10:10 AM

                      Thanks so much to everyone for all the great apple fritter leads! To Eric, I too remember that donut/burger stand in West LA at Santa Monica/Barrington, near The Odyssey Theatre. It's gone, alas, and though I've found some very good apple fritters in LA metro (Uncle Joe's, in San Gabriel comes to mind), nothing compares to that West LA place, whose name I can't remember. And that photo of the fritter at Donut Pub? If it's as good as it looks, omigod...

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                        Eric Eto RE: DL May 19, 2006 10:26 AM

                        Just FYI, I swiped that photo off Flickr after searching for photos of apple fritters. I think the caption said it was from Stan's in Westwood (LA). I'll check out Donut Pub too, to see if it stands up to my standards. I'm not too optimistic.

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                          a&w RE: Eric Eto May 19, 2006 01:16 PM

                          Apple fritter at the Pub is good but not great, imo. I'm addicted to their marble cruller...

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