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Doughnut Plant

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Lower East Side
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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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Tue - Sun 6:30 am - 7:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout

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doughnut heaven

Great selection of yeast and cake doughnuts. I'm still thinking about their creme brulee doughseed - a smaller version of the doughnut, and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Charleston, SC
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Charleston, SC
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great selection of yeast and cake doughnuts. I'm still thinking about their creme brulee doughseed - a smaller version of the doughnut, and delicious.

Thank kat0606
London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On this one visit alone I would recommend taking some time out of your trip to visit this place. Staff are fantastic Food amazing. I had a creme brule and the back berry square. Yum!!!

1 Thank KarenHamit
newtownards, northern ireland
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the donuts, but the service wasn't at all up to the other experiences we had in NYC. We left with a big box of donuts to enjoy, all sorts. loved them all. Would have given 5 out of 5 except the staff looked bored, and put out by having to serve the customers, Of course we were on holiday... More 

Thank zaria123
London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crême brulée doughnuts were amazing! In general, there combinations are atypical but they work! I'd opt for the filled versions before cake.

Thank Chet F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't much seating here, you'll have to take your donuts to go. They have original and seasonal flavors, the donuts are freshly baked and delicious. Highly recommend the crème brûlée donut, the top is crispy from the burnt sugar and the custard inside is rich and creamy. PB&J donut was a bit disappointing considering the hype around it, but... More 

1 Thank Anh D
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a couple of hours to kill while we waited for a reservation at Clinton St for breakfast. We heard of this place found it and absolutely delicious and the coffee was great too!

Thank stayrelaxed2
Aptos, California
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I'm still trying gourmet doughnut places in a few of the cities I visit. So far, everything I've tried leaves me thinking, "It's a doughnut. What's the big deal?" I tried a Blackout doughnut at the Doughnut Plant. It was very good, a little pricy, $4, but good. Still, I'm left thinking, "it tasted like a doughnut" -- a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Marzipan... Cream Brulee... Peanut butter and banana cream... What a dream of a place!!!!! If you are on the lower east side you must pay a visit...you will not regret...

Thank orlytModi_in
Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Doughnut Plant was recommended by my nephew and boy was he right. What a selection and they were all delicious. The Doughnut Plant is doughnut heaven!

Thank gotojanstein
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This joint has been here for a long time and is credited with numerous doughnut firsts and inventions. The selection we tried included marzipan (great), Valhrona chocolate, PB+J and Pecan. All equally decadent and rich. A special note, the coffee is excellent.

Thank John C

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
6:30 am - 7:30 pm

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