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Jul 5, 2011 08:46 AM

Dough (not D’oh!) in Brooklyn (DOUGHNUTS!!!!!!!)

It’s been open since November. There are over 150 reviews of it on the web site that shall not be named. How come it’s not on this board? (or at least I can’t find it via the search feature) Well, Dough is located where Clinton Hill transitions into Bed-Stuy. Outer Boroughs Chowhounders, a LOT of you need to leave the security of the 7 train and get some of these doughnuts!

My friend who recommended this place told me not to bother with what’s in the case and hold off for five minutes until they bring out the next tray of whatever flavor and get that. I couldn’t wait that long—and ya know what? It doesn’t matter. They’re all wonderful.

Zounds! Dough’s doughnuts are fantastic! Raised, soft and moist, and more flavors than I’d ever thought possible (hibiscus, café au lait, dulce de leche, nutella-filled, chocolate with Earl Grey tea, passionfruit with chocolate nibs, chocolate with chocolate nibs, cheesecake with graham cracker crumbs, lemon meringue, blood orange with candied orange peel shreds on top)—and that’s just on some random Saturday. Apparently they don’t do cake doughnuts. That’s okay with me because what they do have could keep me occupied for quite some time.

One of the things that makes the doughnuts so good is that they don’t skimp on ingredients and they know what they’re doing. My favorites so far are the cheesecake and the lemon meringue. The cheesecake is topped with super dreamy frosting that tastes like—cheesecake! The filling for the lemon meringue tastes like home-made lemon curd and has shreds of lemon zest. The meringue is no less than four inches high on the top of the doughnut and is creamy light and sweet (not at all like the stiff sugary soapsuds I’ve experienced all too frequently). Even with a knife and fork, it is impossible to eat this doughnut without making a mess. Just call me an ecstatic slob!

I’ve been to Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint. I like these better.

I’ve been to the Doughnut Plant in Manhattan. I like these better.

Some folks may balk at paying $2 for a holed doughnut; $2.50 for a filled one. Get over it. If you can’t get over it, go to the supermarket and buy that box full of little tori dipped in chocolate-colored wax—it’s what you deserve. You are not worthy. Now get out of my sight.

As for the rest of us, we’ll blithely cough up our hard-earned cash. Dough’s nuts are special. How many freshly made, decadently delicious desserts can you buy for under $3? And that’s what this is—dessert.

Dough also has coffee and croissants but, at the moment, who cares?!!!!! I have to work my way through all these amazing doughnuts first! That will take a while.


305 Franklin Avenue (at the corner of Lafayette)


Glendale is hungry…

Peter Pan Donut & Pastry
727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222

305 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

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  1. i mentioned the toasted coconut donut from Dough that i sampled at Smorgasburg a few weeks back, and, like you rated it slightly above Donut Plant, which i also love (disclaimer: im not really that into sweet and the thought of an entire donut is somewhat stomach turning, i just try to squeeze in a bite without losing a finger to my SO).

    they were running out of flavors when we got to their stand at smorg, but it would almost motivate me to get out there earlier to try some of the other selections.

    27 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

    1. HERE HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also think they are AMAZING!!!! I have only had them at smorgasburg however. Cooking Channel just had them on Eat Street so I'm sure its already VERY popular.
      I like the Blood Orange and Original the best, sometimes with something SO good you don't need any toppings, can't go wrong with original sugar! Hibuscus was great, lemon poppy was good, coconut was great, only one i wasn't all about was Early Grey, I just wasn't into the tea and chocolate flavors. Anyway- pt being.. GET THESE DOUGHNUTS!!!

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      1. re: MsAlyp

        Yeah, good spot. I stick with whatever just came out of the fryer.

        FYI, Do or Dine down the street serves a foie gras jelly doughnut using Dough from dough.

        Do or Dine
        1108 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

      2. I found them too sweet and unfinishable when a friend brought them to a party a few months ago. Maybe they're better warm?

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        1. re: kathryn

          Honestly, I think the flavors are hit or miss, but they're all much better fresh. I really liked the dulce de leche, lemon poppyseed and blood orange.

          1. re: kathryn

            Hi kathryn,

            Let us know what doughnuts you like.


            Glendale is hungry...

            1. re: Glendale is hungry

              I actually do like the plain glazed at Peter Pan and the cake doughnuts at Doughnut Plant, especially the salted peanut, Tres Leches, and blackout. My absolute favorite might be the beignets at the Bar Room at the Modern, though. :)