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Best doughnuts in the Tri-State area, restaurant menu or shop

Miriam Jul 20, 2006 07:08 PM

Exactly what the title says...please exclude the Donut Plant, since I'm already aware of it. A mom and pop shop would be ideal, but a pastry chef at a restaurant making superb donuts is welcome.

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    Lucia RE: Miriam Jul 20, 2006 09:51 PM

    Donut Pub on 14th St at 7th Ave is good.

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      FAL RE: Miriam Jul 20, 2006 09:55 PM

      Peter Pan Donut shop in Grrenpoint , Brooklyn. It is on Manhattan Ave .

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        CHEF_ROCKA RE: FAL May 22, 2007 10:59 AM

        Ah! the white coconut cream doughnut! AMAZING.

      2. Woodside Al RE: Miriam Jul 21, 2006 09:26 PM

        Alpha Donuts on the s. side of Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside.

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          cubanat RE: Woodside Al Aug 2, 2006 08:11 AM

          ALPHA DONUTS is the BOMB! When in college, my roomate, from Sunnyside took us there for an Irish breakfast (yeah, it was 3 am after bar) but it was amazing. I went to Ireland for my honeymoon years later just to compare meals! Thanks for the memories...

        2. bigmackdaddy RE: Miriam Jul 21, 2006 09:36 PM

          The donut shop on the corner of W.23rd and 8th Ave and 7th Avenue Lunchonette aka Chewy Louie's on 7th Avenue between 8th street and 9th street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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            Dizzyginger RE: Miriam Jul 22, 2006 06:32 PM

            The Donut Plant on Grand Street near Essex. Yummy yum yum.

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              Dave Feldman RE: Miriam Jul 23, 2006 03:10 AM

              Not even close, IMO. Coffee 'An in Westport, Connecticut. I especially recommend the cake doughnuts -- powdered sugar, cinnamon, plain, and chocolate are my favorites, in that order.

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                RGR RE: Miriam Jul 23, 2006 04:27 PM

                Here are a few restaurants that serve excellent donuts or "holes":

                Marseille's sugar donuts are small and squarish. They are accompanied by a delicious cappuccino milkshake when it's warm out and thick hot cocoa during colder months.

                At Tabla's Bread Bar there's a fabulous chocolate dipping sauce for the donut holes.

                Parea serves their donut holes with some honey and another sauce, but what it was has slipped my mind.

                When we were at Hearth, I had donuts for dessert but, alas, they are not on the current menu.

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                  calypsogirl RE: Miriam Jul 23, 2006 06:16 PM

                  i love the warm, sugar donuts they give to you for free during brunch at the italian resturant gusto. they also have them on the menu. the orange sour cream donut at good is also one of my favorites. and because both of these places are near each other, you can do a donut restaurant crawl! :)

                  60 greenwich ave btwn 6th and 7th ave

                  89 greenwich ave btwn 7th and 8th ave

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                    blognut RE: Miriam Aug 9, 2006 11:29 PM

                    The Doughnut Plant and Donut Pub are both solid but for a change of pace I like exploring the Union Square Farmer's Market. Most of the apple orchards who set up tables also make and sell apple cider donuts. Mmmmmm.

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                      TexasToast RE: blognut Oct 4, 2006 08:51 AM

                      Didn't the OP say to exclude Donut Plant? And I guess Donut Pub falls under that because they're already "famous". How about Dreseen's, if you like cake donuts?


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                      MRS RE: Miriam Aug 11, 2006 02:14 AM

                      Does anyone else remember Schultz's Apple Farm in Armonk? If you grew up in Westchester, this place was the ultimate treat in the Fall for fresh doughnuts and cider!!! So sad that it's luxury townhouses now...

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                        chocolate chick RE: MRS Aug 12, 2006 12:58 AM

                        My parents took me there every weekend in the fall growing up. Schultz's was the definition of Autumn! Everytime I drive by, I get nostalgic!

                        Now we take our kids to Outhouse Orchards. Still fun, but I will always pine for Schultz's.

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                        priceart78 RE: Miriam Sep 22, 2006 05:14 PM

                        I keep hearing about Peter Pan Donut Shop but can't seem to find a phone number for them (I know the address is 727 Manhattan Ave.). I'm wondering if they are still in business.

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                          Yaxpac RE: Miriam Sep 22, 2006 07:44 PM

                          The Milk Pale on Long Island has the best Apple Cider donuts i have ever had. They have a press right there and you can take it off yourself...yum.

                          Also, I once had an Apple Crumb Donut from the Donut Plant and it was amazing. There were little slivers of Granny Smith on the outside of the donut.

                          1. sadie RE: Miriam Oct 3, 2006 08:03 PM

                            And if we're talking about the Hamptons, the Dreesen's cinnamon donut IS good if you get it hot from the fryer. (Although I guess any donut hot from the fryer is pretty good!)

                            The unlikely donut shop just off the Avenue U stop of the Q train (vague, I know, but it's right there) makes a terrific glazed.

                            1. designerboy01 RE: Miriam Oct 4, 2006 06:35 AM

                              I like those bagged Japanese donuts they sell at a bakery or market. There is one market that sells them on 41st street between 5th and Madison. They come in a bag and are brown and smaller than the average donut.

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