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379 Grand Street, New York City, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
(212) 505-3700
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Ranked #44 of 11,840 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Tue - Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Donuts
Lower East Side
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Dessert
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New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

As malasadas are endemic to Leonard's on Oahu The Doughnut Plant fries up cake and yeast doughnuts on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. A small nondescript storefront making people happy with their fried and creative confections. Best Matcha, Blackout and OMG wild blueberry.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

My family of five, including three teenage boys enjoyed a range of doughnuts on several occasions during our stay in New York. The crème brulée doughnut was our favorite. The Blackout and Jam filled doughnuts were also delicious. If you are visiting New York you need to make the effort to try these doughnuts. Whichever flavor you choose you will... More 

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New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Got an assortment of yeast & cake donuts. Green Matcha tea was a good choice, as was the square jelly. But the real gem was the small Creme Brulee. Wow. What a donut. Everything was good.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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196 reviews 196 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I'm not a donut eater but this is such a unique experience. There are different dough bases and after much debating tried a cake like dough that was carrot cake. You just can't describe how delicious these donuts are. Not your Dunkin Donut chain. A must try even at $3.50.

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New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Now that the LES is thriving again as a very cool place, the DOUGHNUT PLANT is inundated with very hip and cool people...but the donuts are quite delicious! The 2 faves of most of us are the créme brulée and the (RIP) pistachio. But the Valrhona chocolate ones are good, too...and the peanut butter and banana... Pretty expensive donuts, but... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I recently traveled to NYC and was advised to try to check out Doughnut Plant. I adventured out to find this place from our hotel located downtown. All the flavors sounded delicious and I was confussed trying to narrow down which to get, I picked out 8 and when I got back to the hotel I was so mad as... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Hands down the best donut around. Creative collection with tons of possibilities. Highly recommend the carrot cake donut!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My sons and friend were intent on finding NYC's best doughnuts and we weren't disappointed here. There was so much to choose from, in so many different flavours and varieties, and they were all so good, we all chose one more to take away for breakfast the next day. The one downer is that the place is just too small,... More 

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New York, NY
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The coconut square donuts have rich coconut cream inside, it's dense and rich almost like a paste, like nothing I have tasted before. Covered with coconut flakes this thing is a singular and focused thing of beauty.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a peanut butter banana cream square donut there, probably worth 700 calories, delicious and killer! Unfortunately the cream in the donuts to go did not survive a metro trip home. An hour after buying them the crème brûlée was sour! Better eat them fresh while walking.

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Additional Information about Doughnut Plant

Address: 379 Grand Street, New York City, NY 10002
Phone Number: (212) 505-3700
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Bakery, Donuts

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