Mon-Sat, 8:30am-9pm; Sun, 8:30am-8pm
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
$6 for 6
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Doughnuttery is a small, artisanal mini-doughnut booth at Chelsea Market that pumps out tiny morsels of sugared doughnuts for roughly $1 each. The twist is that the bite-size treats themselves are plain, but you can pick from among twenty kinds of flavored sugars to dust them with. There’s one miniature cake machine that creates the calamari-size doughnuts, which are then flash-fried in oil. Once both sides are fully golden, the doughnuts are removed, left out to dry briefly, and then quickly placed into a brown bag to get doused in “classic” flavors like cinnamon or a vanilla glaze, or “specialty” sugars that include unexpected combinations like “peanut butter, cayenne, pretzel” and “peach, raspberry, rose petals.” While the concept is trendy, the end product is a bit underwhelming, as the sugar only adds a slight kick of flavor to this otherwise standard, oily treat.