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Donuts I have a serious craving HELP!

nbermas Mar 15, 2007 12:30 PM

Bronx and Manhattan would be great for some serious suggestions.

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  1. Woodside Al RE: nbermas Mar 15, 2007 12:50 PM

    Well, Manhattan would be on another board. I know nothing about donuts in the Bronx, but one of the best in Queens is Alpha Donuts on the south side of Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside, and in Brooklyn it's Peter Pan Donuts on Manhattan Ave. in Greenpoint.

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      Nosher RE: Woodside Al Mar 15, 2007 01:26 PM

      Yes, yes, yes to Alpha Donuts. We wrote about it several months ago (with pictures, if you're interested in seeing what they sell)--it is easily my favorite doughnut shop in New York City. Not to mention the fact that the people who work there are the nicest folks.


      NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

      1. re: Nosher
        missmasala RE: Nosher Mar 16, 2007 06:26 AM

        hey nosher, can you be more specific about your alpha post on your blog. went looking for it but couldn't find it (loved the blog, tho)

        1. re: missmasala
          Nosher RE: missmasala Mar 16, 2007 04:33 PM

          Sure. You can search the site for 'alpha' and find it, but here's the direct link to the post: http://www.nycnosh.com/?p=182

          Hope you enjoy!


          NYCnosh* http://nycnosh.com

        2. re: Nosher
          SunnysideUp RE: Nosher Mar 18, 2007 12:42 AM

          Great post on your site, as always.

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            Nosher RE: SunnysideUp Mar 18, 2007 11:11 PM

            Thank you kindly!


        3. re: Woodside Al
          wleatherette RE: Woodside Al Mar 15, 2007 02:17 PM

          peter pan's donuts are SO GOOD. definitely worth a trip to greenpoint.

        4. izzizzi RE: nbermas Mar 15, 2007 02:23 PM

          There's Doughnut Planet in Manhatten.

          1. izzizzi RE: nbermas Mar 15, 2007 02:31 PM

            Correction: Doughnut Plant...not planet, sorry!

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              zeus RE: nbermas Mar 15, 2007 02:34 PM

              In Queens Ideal Donuts on the corner of 65th Ave and 108th Street, Forest Hills.

              1. Eggsactley RE: nbermas Mar 15, 2007 03:33 PM

                I'm partial to the cream and jelly donuts at La Salle Bakery 3139 E. Tremont Ave. in da Bronx.

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                  BigV RE: nbermas Mar 15, 2007 08:04 PM

                  For jelly donuts, try Stork's in Whitestone. Stork's is a wonderful bakery in general.

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                    SunnysideUp RE: BigV Mar 16, 2007 01:01 AM

                    Stork's is my favorite bakery in Queens. I'm not near Whitestone but it's worth the trip. I'm so close to Manhattan but I'd rather go to Stork's. It's underrated on Chowhound.

                    New York Magazine just named the cake doughnuts at Pies 'n' Thighs in Williamsburg the best in their Best of NY issue. Would like to try them.

                    The Donut Pub (14th off 7th) is my favorite in Manhattan. It's also a cool place.

                    I'm not that much of a fan of the big, yeasty, chewy donuts at Doughnut Plant. I prefer cake donuts, and theirs aren't so great.

                    1. re: SunnysideUp
                      SunnysideUp RE: SunnysideUp Mar 16, 2007 01:19 AM

                      Alpha Donuts in Sunnyside, and Peter Pan in Greenpoint, are similar places with very similar doughnuts. Honest to goodness, old fashioned doughnuts, both cake and raised. I love both places. Alpha Donuts also does a great breakfast, if you can find an empty stool at the counter. Take the 7 to 46th Street.

                      1. re: SunnysideUp
                        missmasala RE: SunnysideUp Mar 16, 2007 06:10 AM

                        i just had a cake doughnut at pies 'n' thighs the other day and wasn't that impressed. it was too big, so the inside was too dry.

                        then again, i'm a yeast doughnut person, not a cake doughnut person and i love the chewy doughnut plant doughnuts. So you might think the p'n't ones are great.

                        1. re: SunnysideUp
                          Polecat RE: SunnysideUp Mar 16, 2007 08:36 AM

                          Got an address for Storks?
                          I work in Bayside/Oakland Gardens, am sick of the mediocre selection in the immediate area, and Whitestone isn't much of a stretch.
                          Thanks. P.

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                        grindy1 RE: nbermas Mar 16, 2007 06:45 PM

                        Stork's Pastry Shop
                        12-42 150th St.
                        Flushing, NY


                        1. bigjeff RE: nbermas Mar 19, 2007 12:03 AM

                          does donut house in carroll gardens actually have good donuts? from the outside, it looks like alpha donuts (a favorite of mine) but I can't really tell.

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                            wleatherette RE: bigjeff Mar 19, 2007 07:43 AM

                            if it's the place i'm thinking of (on court street), it's just a run-of-the-mill diner. i used to get basic breakfasts there when i lived in the neighborhood. very pedestrian donuts, as far as i recall.

                            1. re: wleatherette
                              cazique RE: wleatherette Mar 19, 2007 08:20 AM

                              Donut House is on Court, between Degraw and Sackett. I have never had a donut there (only been a couple of times), but apparently they don't even have donuts on Sunday. I wouldn't make a special trip.

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                                bigjeff RE: cazique Mar 19, 2007 09:14 AM

                                ya I walked by. it looked bad.

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