Good Donuts on LI??
Daylight Donuts is gone baby gone. They had quite a selection and were really tasty. I usually grab donuts from Shop Rite actually as those are super fresh and cheaper than DD.
But just curious as to if there are any independent donut shops on LI.
I cringe slightly at suggesting this, as it drifts off-topic, but by far the best place is Dough in Brooklyn:
It's the physical LI, if not the geopolitical. Orders of magnitude better than anything at DD. I wouldn't have posted something so out of the way except that I think their donuts ruin you for other donuts.
Other than that, most of the places are in the Hamptons (e.g., Dreeson's, Milk Pail), along with bakeries that also do donuts. I think Taste of Home in Bellmore still makes them, though I'm lukewarm at best with the place.
Indeed, Dough is the best. It was shocking how good they were. I gave up on Doughnut Plant on the LES, though many swear by them. Dough blows them away. Sadly I can't think of a place on the Island. Now that you put it out there, lets see what comes back, I'm going to do some sampling.