Friday, March 25, 2011

Food Porn Friday - Doughnut Plant


I've never really been a big donut fan. (By the way, do you spell it doughnut or donut? Please let me know.) I didn't like red wine either, and then I went to Napa and realized that it wasn't because red wine is bad. It was because I hadn't tasted GOOD red wine. Maybe that's been the case with doughnuts?Also I felt like one day all I was reading were articles about doughnuts. Perhaps the universe was sending me a sign. Off I went to Doughnut Plant in the Lower East Side.

First word of advice: Do not come here on a weekend. It's mobbed. I repeat there is a line out the door. It's really not that big of a space anyway, and there is no real seating, just some banquettes. Tea, coffee and milk are drink options. I brought my doughnuts home.

The menu is divided into yeast doughnuts, cake doughnuts and those with jelly fillings. I forgot this when I ordered and got more yeast ones than I intended, but I can always go back, right?

Yeast Doughnuts

Valhrona Chocolate

This is essentially a light, chewy donut with a chocolate glaze. This is great for someone like me who has her moments with chocolate (some days love, others not so much).


Glazed Doughnut
I was so ready to take a bite that I forgot to take a pic beforehand.

Just your traditional glazed doughnut but WAAY better. What was blowing my mind was the freshness of the doughnuts. Doughnut Plant makes its doughnuts right there in the store (makes you think of Krispy Kreme, doesn't it?), so I shouldn't be surprised. Also the fact that I wasn't clutching my jaw due to the sweetness was a major plus.


Creme Brulee

Creme filled insides

My people, this doughnut is pure brilliance. There is a coating that is a crackly glaze in the same way as a creme brulee dessert just replicated on a doughnut. Genius, I tell you!! The creme did not compete with the glaze and tasted like Boston Creme, smooth with an understated tanginess.


Cake Doughnuts

Tres Leches
Honestly, I think this one was my favorite. I am sucker for things like dulce de leche or which emphasize vanilla or sweet cream flavors. Being one of the cake doughnuts, this one was spongy yet soft with a minute bit of crunch when you bit into it. True to its name, there were drips of milk on the bottom of the doughnut. I should have gotten five of these.


I even found some cream inside.

These four doughnuts are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the names of these other flavors:

Blackout
Peanut Butter Glaze with Blackberry Jelly
Pistachio

I think I'll need a few months before I go back and try some new ones. :)

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street
New York, New York


Happy Weekend!

6 comments:

Alice said...

I spell it donut and that creme brulee one looks divine!!

kelsey said...

OMG that tres leches cake donut has me DROOLING. I love cake donuts to begin with and when combined with tres leches it's too much. I couldn't say no.

BigAppleNosh said...

I love Doughnut Plant!! Those look scrumptious :)

Katie said...

Ohhh droooool!!!! Seriously, they all look amazing, but I am totally a fan of cake doughnuts usually. Yum yum yum!

Diana said...

Yum!! They all look so tasty!! Now I need to find a fresh donut place!! I guess I spell it donut! :) Are you back from your trip, how was it? Cant wait to see photos and read all about it!

Brooke said...

People in DC are talking about this place! Now I have to go!

 

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