379 Grand St., New York, NY, 10002
nr. Essex St.
By sprungonfood on 2/13/2014
Founded almost 20 years ago, this place has created quite a lot of buzz over the years. And, rightfully so. There are two locations, the newest in Chelsea. The unique design and quirkiness of the Chelsea location basically begs you to stay and stuff your face with delicious doughnuts and stare at the wall full of doughnut pillows. There are plenty of delicious sounding flavors to choose from, both cake and yeast doughnuts, and rotating flavors depending on the day of the week. You can read the rest of my review with photos here: sprungonfood.com/2013/11/23/doughnut-plant
By Vittoria on 5/10/2010
You might be thinking what makes this place so special, where could you go wrong with a doughnut? Well to you I say make a trip to the Lower East Side and see for yourself. The place gets crowded, but I went on a Sunday morning with a friend and we only waited in line for about 10 minutes. We got a variety of cake and yeast doughnuts to share including Creme Brulee, a must, the Blackout, Carrot Cake and a Rasberry Jam filled Peanut butter glazed doughnut reminiscent of course of a PB&J sandwich. All of the doughnuts were deliciously sweet, but not too heavy so you'll literally want to try every flavor. Plus, although we didn't indulge in them, they have HUGE cinnamon buns that I'm sure are divine. Definitely worth the trip!
By IconR on 5/14/2009
IT IS WORTH IT to go back for the cake-type doughnuts. Let me explain. There are 2 main types, the yeast-type and the cake-type. It is also worth mentioning that all their doughnuts are transfat free, egg free, preservative free with no artificial flavourings. their glazes and jams are made with fresh fruit and roasted nuts. The yeast-type doughnuts are so-so to me. They are glazed and can be filled with jam freshly made by the Doughnut Plant. On the other hand, the cake-type is really good, especially Blackout if you are a chocolate lover... It is rich, moist, cookie-crumbly, and seem to have some liquid chocolate in it too. A few days after eating it, you will still be thinking about it. My experience at the shop and the serving guy is not spectacular however. For a more detailed account of my experience, pics and approximate prices, visit http://iconofreflection.blogspot.com/2009/05/nycs-doughnut-plant.html
By exciteme on 7/7/2007
They serve a good donut and worth a visit. However, I think this place is a bit over-hyped.
By garbanzo on 9/19/2006
I've been eating Krispy Kremes for nearly 30 years, and the Doughtnut Plant takes it to a whole new level. Love their glazes -- vanilla and raspberry are unlike anywhere else -- and the creme-filled donuts are much richer than competitors' (although the coconut creme can be a bit overwhelming). The recent addition of cake donuts is great when a glazed is too much.