ISO Real Doughnut Shop Ulster/Dutchess/Orange/Rockland Counties: NOT DUNKIN'
As the title says, I'm looking for a real doughnut shop that is not part of a chain.
In California, these little sole proprietor shops are everywhere. The doughnuts are fresh, interesting, and better than the big chain, which has lowered the standard in the northeast to such an extent that there seem to be no good ones around.
Krispy Kreme was interesting, but still too homogeneous for my tastes.
So, if you have a favorite, post it here!
Goodhealthgourmet is right, some of the best donuts in the tri-state area can be found at farms. Jone's Farm, on Angola Rd in Cornwall, makes delicous donuts, but I believe they only make plain, powdered sugar, and cinnamon. The Orchards, on Rte 45 in Pomona (Rockland Cty) makes terrific donuts. My favorite are the apple cider ones, but the chocolate covered and cinnamon are terrific too, as are their homemade pies. I'd give both of these farms a try.
yeah, dedicated independent doughnut shops aren't really big in the tristate area.
but some of the local "pick your own" farms & stands make their own with seasonal products (e.g. apple cider)...and i've heard great general reviews about Rockland Bakery in Nanuet, though nothing specific about their doughnuts.