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Jan 5, 2007 07:17 PM

The best doughnuts ever

Just returned from Seattle where I had Top Pot hand forged dougnuts -can't stop thinking about them - anyone have recommendations for a great, hearty doughnut shop in NYC?

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  1. People like Doughnut Plant. They are yeast donuts, which I find too chewy in general.

    My favorite are the cake donuts next to the Chinese restaurant on 6th Avenue and 13th Street.

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    1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

      Doughnut Plant also serves cake doughnuts.

      1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

        Cake doughnuts at Doughnut Plant are amazing; i agree that the yeast doughnuts at DP are not very good

      2. i like donut pub on 14th and 7th, just really solid normal donuts, nothing funky. not much of a fan of donut pub, thought it was interesting, but not that great.

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        1. re: Lau

          That's my suggestion and take, too. Sadly, New York isn't really a doughnut town...

        2. I disagree, NY is a doughnut town. Unfortunately when most of us think of doughnuts our first thoughts are the insipid Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins that are popping up on every corner and gas station (@ least in the outer boroughs). These things are multiplying like lab rats on Viagra.

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          1. I've had good yummy organic donuts at Oren's coffee in grand central. Interesting flavors too - I recall pistachio. Not sure how fresh they are though.

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            1. re: kayonyc

              i could be wrong, but i think Oren's get their pastries from various sources: donuts from Doughnut Plant, Sticky Buns from Balthazar..etc, at least the one on Broadway and 100+ street on the upper westside does.

            2. Try Bouchon Bakery, They only have them on the weekends...easily the best in NYC, considerably better than the Donut Plant IMO.....The Jelly was stunning...