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May 14, 2006 02:34 PM

Best Donuts/Apple Fritters in Midtown

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

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

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      1. re: Lau

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

        1. re: BackyardChef

          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/...

          1. re: Eric Eto

            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...

            1. re: BackyardChef

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

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

              1. re: Eric Eto

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

                1. re: Eric Eto

                  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?

                  1. re: Eric Eto

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

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

          2. 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.

            1. Cupcake Cafe on 9th and 39 has nice donuts.

              1. 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...