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Doughnut Plant

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Lower East Side
Bakeries, Donuts
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379 Grand Street, New York City, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700
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6:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Takeout

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  • 33
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  • 8
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Overpriced doughnuts?

Some people must be joking. Whoever thinks these are overpriced doughnuts have never had nice doughnuts. Reading the negative reviews just made me think: really? Especially someone giving 1 star out of 5 because one location doesn't have restrooms… Hello? I don't expect restrooms anywhere in New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
polishasia
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Some people must be joking. Whoever thinks these are overpriced doughnuts have never had nice doughnuts. Reading the negative reviews just made me think: really? Especially someone giving 1 star out of 5 because one location doesn't have restrooms… Hello? I don't expect restrooms anywhere in New York considering how everything is on top of each other. As to Doughnut... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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158 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stopped here during a food tour of the Lower East Side. Our guide raved about the doughnuts. We thought they were very ordinary, and highly overpriced. I had a vanilla bean doughnut that had little vanilla flavor and tasted like an ordinary glazed doughnut. At $3.25 I could have bought a bunch of these at Krispy Kreme. The Valrhona... More 

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Switzerland
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82 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Doughnut afficiandos will get their fix and more at this place which serves an extremely creative mix of flavors. We tried the coconut creme, creme brulee, carrot cake, wild blueberry, and strawberry raised glazed; our faves were the coconut creme and carrot cake. I am actually grateful not to live anywhere near one of these shops because I would not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Decided to go here for dessert after a nice dinner at a restaurant nearby. Was a great decision - great doughnuts that were not like the ones you find at your typical chain outlets etc. The staff were also great - it was close to closing time and they threw in a couple of complimentary doughnuts for us to try.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I hope this is the right branch as it was December. Visiting DP was a must on my NYC itinerary and i'm so glad. We had two each (to reward us for walking so far and finding it) - 1. Creme Brulee - One of there best sellers. Not quite to my taste but still nice 2. Cinnamon - very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I heard from Doughnut Plant randomly on a YouTube show and since I was going to New York, I added it on my list. It was the best decision I ever had! Probably the best doughnuts you can have in New York! They're scrumptious, huge and just yummy! My favourites are Peanut Butter with Banana Cream and the Blueberry. But... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I understand real estate comes at a premium price in New York City, but to not include a restroom for patrons is simply cruel. The donuts are definitely tasty and worth the visit. Just make sure your bladder is completely empty prior to trekking through the city to get to their location, pay approximately $3 or more per donut, enjoy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is "worth it" in every sense of the phrase. Calories.... Worth it! Price... Worth it. I usually don't eat donuts, but the coconut cream was awesome and the coffee cake donut was worth the trip. Don't miss the place!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Must visit in NYC - best doughnuts I've ever had. I can't wait to come back. Try the passionfruit one!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We were sitting next to another travelling couple in a deli and they told us we absolutely had to stop by this place to try the peanut butter and jelly donuts. Thinking this was kind of weird and not typically the type of thing you seek out as a tourist we kind of dismissed the advice until we came across... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 379 Grand Street, New York City, NY 10002
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighborhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: (212) 505-3700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Bakeries, Donuts

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 7:30 pm

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