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Donuts in North Jersey

I lived in New England for many years, and independent homemade donut shops seem to be more prevalent there. I haven't found anything to speak of near my new home in Morristown! I do love Donut Plant in the LES but I can't be driving into the city just to get Donuts!! (though I did do it one morning to surprise my pregnant wife
..left at the crack of dawn and was through the Holland tunnel.and back in no time!).

So point me to the good donut shops! I am more interested in donut specific joints, but if you know a bakery with good donuts, I'd love to hear.

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  1. Not being a jerk but is it Morrostown or Morristown?

    1. Ever heard of a typo? Jeez. See how the I is next to the O?

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      1. re: tamerlanenj

        I said I wasn't trying to be a jerk but I had no idea where Moorostown was to try and help you. There is also a Moorsetown NJ which is in way South Jersey. Sorry for trying to help. My only suggestion are south I'm not a north Jersey guy.

      2. try these:

        EatCake: 319 Broad St., Matawan; (732) 566-6720. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Website: eatcake24-7.com.

        Ferrara’s Island Bakery: 2900 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom; (609) 494-1919. Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

        Francesca’s Bakery: 166 Newark-Pompton Turnpike, Pequannock; (973) 706-7357. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

        Marvel’s Bakery/Deli: 4 W. Maryland Ave., Beach Haven Terrace; (609) 492-2516. Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week.

        Packanack Bakery: 1488 Route 23, Wayne; (973) 694-5802. Hours: 5 a.m. to app. 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday.

        Plainfield Donut Shop: 131 Watchung Ave., Plainfield; (908) 756-4033. Hours: 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Closed Sunday.

        Plaza Pastry Shop: 39 Franklin Ave., Nutley; (973) 661-0011. Hours: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

        *Shore Good Donuts: 1211 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom; (609) 492-0100. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week.

        Top Dog: We’ll take a dozen from Shore Good Donuts any day.

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        1. re: tk07457

          "EatCake: 319 Broad St., Matawan; (732) 566-6720. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Website: eatcake24-7.com.

          Ferrara’s Island Bakery: 2900 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom; (609) 494-1919. Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

          *Shore Good Donuts: 1211 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom; (609) 492-0100. Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week. "

          Do you really consider these places to be in north Jersey?

        2. Thanks TK! Plainfield donut shop sounds like exactly what I'm looking for based on yelp reviews.

          there's a place on mt. Pleasant in Livingston. Anyone tried?

          1. I know you asked about places in Northwest New Jersey, but I wanted to point out that Donut Plant now has an outpost on 23rd Street in the old Hotel Chelsea, between 7th and 8th Avenues. They bring the donuts in from the original location several times a day. That has to be closer to Morristown than half the places mentioned by tk07457 below.