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Doughnut Plant

379 Grand Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
(212) 505-3700
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Ranked #60 of 11,405 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Donuts
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

About 6 years ago, while watching a travel show, I was introduced to the plant. 6 years later, it is still my go to place for all things donut! The coconut creme donut is absolutely my favorite thing in this world but there's so many other flavors to choose from. The lower east side location is the original location and... More

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Newtown, PA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My friends have been raving about these doughnuts. So glad I was finally able to try a few for myself. First of all, let me say that most of their doughnuts are square shaped and rather large. Second, they have a very unique selection of flavors AND they use all natural ingredients. I tried the coconut cream doughnut! It was... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I loved this place. It's moderately priced. Not expensive but you aren't at Dunkin either. The blackout was my favorite.

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Houston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I'm so glad my traveling companion knew about this place!! I'll never go to NYC without visiting again. It's a little tough to find, but so worth it! Their doughnut seeds are their version of doughnut holes and are a bit larger than the norm. I bought a creme brulee seed and was in heaven. It was creme brulee filled... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I ordered tres leches cake($3.25) for me, creme brulee ($3.50) and vanilla bean yeast ($3) <which was supposedly vanilla bean with filling but the cashier probably didn't hear the "filling" part>. Tres Leches was good, it was like a cake in doughnut shape. Not too sweet, just enough for my taste :)

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Minneapolis, MN
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

So we stumbled on this place by accident and thank goodness that we did!!! It is pricey, yes, but worth every penny and then some. The one that I went to bed planning thinking about and woke up anticipating is the creme brûlée donut. It is tiny, so savor every crunchy topped, creamy filled bite and then go back for... More

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We stopped by here for a mid-afternoon snack. It is a bit out of the way, but totally worth it. Lots of super-creative flavors to choose from. Our favorite was the strawberry cake doughnut - delicious! Or if you prefer your doughnuts light and fluffy, go for a yeast doughnut - we had the Meyer Lemon :)

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Reims, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A very small shop, little chance to have a seat, in fact we didn't, but honestly, the best doughnuts we've ever eaten. So many different tastes, that it's very hard to choose, but they are all fantastic!

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City, NJ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is within a <15 minute from Chinatown. Its close by a bagel spot and other stores. Picked up some doughnuts in March, after checking out doughnut plant in 23rd between 7th & 8th (I think). The place really had such a heating problem. Yes, it was cold outside still, but geez. The temperature inside, the staff says can't... More

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Bologna, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

If you r going to take the subway at delancey's have a pit stop in grand street next to the corner with essex and take a triple chocolate donut with a chai tea latte... Perfect combo!

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