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Doughnut Plant---Is it just me or...?

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MizYellowRose Nov 19, 2010 06:31 PM

I recently tried the Doughnut Plant. It was a place that I had long wanted to try. Everything I had heard about it had me convinced that one bite and I would be blown away---I would never feel the same way again about other doughnuts. Well...in reality, it turned out to be quite different than what I'd expected.

When we went, we encountered a short line and both got yeast doughnuts with vanilla bean glaze. The glaze was delicious. The doughnut itself was another story. It was tough and very chewy. I shouldn't have to fight with a doughnut! IMO, it should be easy to bite off a piece and easy to chew.

So...was my experience par for the course? Or did we hit it on an off-day? If so, should I try again? Are the cake doughnuts better? Your thoughts and feedback, please. Thanks!

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Doughnut Plant
379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002

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    Lau Dec 2, 2010 08:04 AM

    i generally agree with you on their yeast donuts (i dislike them), some of their cake donuts are good and one of their yeast donuts is good, see my blog post with pics and review: http://www.lauhound.com/2010/11/donut...

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      kathryn Nov 19, 2010 06:49 PM

      The Donut Plant is good but I love their smaller, moister cake donuts. I like their bigger, fluffy yeast ones too but sometimes the texture isn't a crowd-pleaser. They're a little chewy. Do a search and you'll see that this topic is hotly debated.

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/477293
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/209881
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/636909
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/381435#2391236
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/229570
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/357392
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/233125

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        MizYellowRose Nov 19, 2010 07:32 PM

        Thanks, kathryn. I tried the search function but nothing recent seemed to come up. Those links you posted were very informative.

        1. re: MizYellowRose
          coasts Nov 19, 2010 07:43 PM

          i stand in awe of kathryn. i often wonder if she's a real person or a combination of several people.

          :P

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            funniduck Dec 2, 2010 05:45 AM

            me too. Especially since she's nice too.

        2. re: kathryn
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          caglaw Nov 30, 2010 02:32 PM

          ditto; the cake donuts are really fantastic; however, if you can get the yeast donuts right after they come out of the oven (ask them for which ones are the freshest) they are like clouds. the filled donuts also MUST be tried, the jelly is home made

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            mahler5 Dec 2, 2010 05:37 AM

            fryer---no baked donuts

            1. re: mahler5
              Motosport Dec 2, 2010 06:30 AM

              I love the PB&J donut!! I guess it is a little chewy but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The combination of tastes is what I love.
              BTW: I see that they are opening another place on W 23 St near the Chelsea Hotel. Or are they moving? Anyone know?

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                kathryn Dec 2, 2010 07:35 AM

                It's a 2nd location.

                http://ny.eater.com/archives/2010/11/...

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