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tamerlanenj Jan 10, 2013 09:17 AM

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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    LED Jan 13, 2013 02:32 PM

    Natale's Bakery in Summit, NJ has homemade donuts as well as many other quality baked goods. They don't have exotic flavors like Donut Plant.

    I once had an excellent raspberry jelly donut from the Chatham Bakery on Main St. but I can't speak to the quality of other items.

    Do post back if you find something good.

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      tamerlanenj Jan 11, 2013 12:17 PM

      $15 to get over the tunnel now! That's pricey for some donuts.

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      1. re: tamerlanenj
        jrvedivici Jan 11, 2013 12:28 PM

        Valid point! If you do wind up going to the Plainfield NJ location be cautious of your surroundings. It's not a good area over all.

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          lemarais Jan 12, 2013 07:52 AM

          What's wrong with Plainfield? Some beautiful historic homes in Sleepy Hollow section. Downtown is a bit blown out, but so are a lot of older towns.

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            jrvedivici Jan 12, 2013 09:04 AM

            Downtown is where the shop is located and it has a very dangerous element about it. Sadly for a family friend who tried to defend himself and his property from a car jacking he wound up paying with his life.

            On this site you don't know much about each other I don't know if the OP is male/female etc. I wouldn't want someone not familiar with the area just traveling there if I know the area could be dangerous. The sleepy hollow section is a beautiful area full of historic homes and estates however that is not reflective of the area where the donut shop is located.

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              fourunder Jan 12, 2013 01:52 PM

              j,

              I'm with you....sadly a former employee of NJ National GC also met the same fate and was a victim a couple of years ago.

              As of yesterday, they have already had two gunshot incidents just 10 days into 2013....., and a 5 year old was murdered on Thursday.

              http://ptoday.blogspot.com/

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                chuck98 Jan 13, 2013 02:56 PM

                It's fine for lunch on a weekday (for a guy), but I wouldn't go check out the nightlife by myself.

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          NYCPA Jan 11, 2013 11:27 AM

          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.

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            tamerlanenj Jan 11, 2013 03:19 AM

            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?

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              tk07457 Jan 10, 2013 11:58 AM

              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
                ttoommyy Jan 10, 2013 12:22 PM

                "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?

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                tamerlanenj Jan 10, 2013 09:30 AM

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

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                1. re: tamerlanenj
                  jrvedivici Jan 10, 2013 10:11 AM

                  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.

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                    ebchower Jan 11, 2013 08:48 AM

                    It's actually Moorestown. :)

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                      jrvedivici Jan 11, 2013 09:07 AM

                      HAHAHAHAHA ok point taken!

                2. jrvedivici Jan 10, 2013 09:20 AM

                  Not being a jerk but is it Morrostown or Morristown?

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