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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 #52 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery, Donuts
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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322 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

OK, this is one of the more interesting donut joints Ive been to. Lots of daily flavors, with heavenly aromas, and a little pricey at $3.00 each. Dont worry about calories and carbs if you want a fantastic donut. We ordered coconut lime, blueberry, cinnamon sugar and creme brulee. They are huge, tasty, absolutely fresh and worth it. Went back... More

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Binghamton, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Our family of six decided to have doughnuts for breakfast at the Chelsea location. We were so happy that we did. The doughnuts were wonderful. The raised doughnuts are large and they also have small ones called seeds. We prefer the raised over the baked ones. The favorites were peanut butter and jelly and fresh blueberry, although the vanilla bean... More

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Waveland, Mississippi
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

These are honestly the best doughnuts I have ever had. If you come to New York and skip this place, you're missing out. We went every morning we were there, for better or for worse, and just about every doughnut we tried was unbelievably tasty. My personal favorite was the banana-filled peanut butter doughnut, while the wife was partial to... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place has the best doughnuts in the world. They also have the most expensive doughnuts in the world. The Creme Brûlée doughnut is unique, and tastes like eating the actual dessert. If you come to NYC and do not try these....you have not seen or experienced all of New York.

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Los Angeles
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116 reviews 116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I NEVER eat doughnuts. Probably because they usually always taste like oily sugary crap. But if all doughnuts tasted like the creme brulee doughnut, I would be a broke fatty! It tastes just like a creme brulee: hard caramel shell and custard-y center. We also ordered a cup of hot chocolate. It was rich! (Note to self: Don't pair doughnuts... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

It sure does cost more ($3 each) but they are excellent. The carrot cake and peanut butter and jelly donuts were great. Well worth the trip.

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Denver, Colorado
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116 reviews 116 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The donuts were above average, but nothing to rave about. At $3 per donut, I can't say that it is worth it. I certainly wouldn't go out of the way for this place.

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Athens, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went there accidentally and I felt like I discovered the best sweet destination in NY...so proud!! Their doughnuts are simply unbelievable, I have never experienced such tastes, and such unique combinations. Coconut lime and crime brûlée just rock. Staff extremely polite, willing to help you with suggestions. I am not sure if it makes sense to visit the synagogue... More

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Jackson, Mississippi
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This place is a little more expensive than your typical doughnut shop, but the doughnuts are outstanding. Our family ordered several different types of doughnuts and shared them, and they were all great. Definitely the best doughnuts I've ever had.

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Nashville, Tennessee
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had a vanilla yeast donut, a creme brûlée donut, and a cinnamon/sugar cake donut. These were some of the best donuts I've ever had! I was a bit disappointed that none of the famous square-filled-donut flavors sounded appealing to me, but the yumminess of the ones I had made up for it!

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