So, two chefs, an acupuncturist and a blogger walk into a doughnut shop…
Two weeks ago on a warm-ish Saturday morning I met up with three other hungry individuals at the Lower East Side location of the Doughnut Plant. My partners for the day consisted of a pastry student, a savory chef, who just accepted a job at one of the top restaurants in the US and Doctore, an acupuncturist who is also an accomplished baker and sometime contributor to DessertBuzz. We planned to spend the day walking to some of our favorite dessert and pastry spots. The sole criteria to determine who we would visit, was that each establishment had to have at least one product that was in the mix for “best of New York City”. A secondary goal was to not go into insulin shock.
The Doughnut Plant: NYC’s Best Doughnuts:
Sure there are other fantastic doughnuts available in New York–Dough and Peter Pan in Brooklyn, Baked on the UES and upstart Doughnuttery in Chelsea but none of those can come close to the broad offerings of the Doughnut Plant with nearly two dozen different flavors and styles and nearly all them ranked as “really tasty”.
We shared five different doughnuts. The highlights for me were the tres leches, hazelnut creme and the creme brulee doughnut.
From the Doughnut Plant we headed over to Cesi Cela. More later this week.