Doughnut Plant Review

Posted by Scott on December 14th, 2009

Doughnut Plant

Rating: 5 paws out of 5
Spent: $2-3 per donut
Chain: No
Date Friendly: If you like sitting on a park bench
Note: They open at 6:30AM and close till all the doughnuts are gone / 7:00PM, closed Monday.
379 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 505-3700
www.doughnutplant.com

Memories of the krispy kreme doughnuts are starting to fade and this comes with sadness.  This ferret truly miss the conveyer belt of goodness that have stopped.  Hopefully one day the machines will once again rise and start producing high quality doughnuts!

The Pomegranate doughnut was the first doughnut to be eaten.  I just couldn’t wait.  It is a basic yeast doughnut light and fluffy with a sweet Pomegranate glaze.  On top of that glaze they have taken one step further and placed pomegranate seeds on top of the doughnut.  But when it comes down to it, it just a good doughnut with pomegranate flavoring / seeds.

Peanut Butter Glazed Jelly Doughnut brought back many childhood memories of lunches.  The glaze was perfect, the glaze contains bits of peanuts pieces that worked well.  If you a chunky lover this was to appease you, if you a smooth guy, the bits of peanuts should not bother you.  The raspberry jelly amount in the doughnut was just right, there was not too much jelly to create a huge mess or overpower everything.

Creme brulee Doughnut, I was like WHAT!, $3 for this tiny doughnut, you gotta be nuts.  But after tasting it you will see that this is a creme brulee doughnut and requires extra labor to make.  There was no question about that.  Even though these are small (silver dollars in diameter), they have plenty of flavor.  The creme was excellent, not too sweet and the caramelized sugar glaze set this apart from the others.  I would not base a whole meal on these but it is a good side treat.

Blackout doughnut is a chocolate lovers dream.  It it not too sugary sweet but super rich in chocolate sweetness.   This cake based one was moist in the inside and had a very nice texture from the crumbs on the outside.  As I said before, if you like chocolate, you will like this one a lot.  Do not forget your glass of milk or coffee.

Tres Leches is the flagship doughnut that beat Bobby Flay, after tasting this doughnut, I gotta say wow this is a good doughnut.  This doughnut captures the essence of a tres leches cake.  For those for do not know what tres leches is, it pretty much translates 3 milks.  They are typically milk, evaporate milk or condensed milk, and heavy cream.  It is also nothing like caramel.  This flavor is very popular among the latin american countries.  This doughnut had a dense, moist, sponge cake like inside with a sweetness of the tres leches.  Along with that, it had a very nice not overly sweet glaze.

Marzipan Doughnut was mystery to me.  Marzipan is a candy that is normally used for holiday candy with an almond flavor.  This one as a bit weird to me.  I am guessing this might be one of those holiday favorites that people might want.

The chi tea is very sweet and tasty.  I typically do not like teas that sweet but many people have expected a spiced and sweet cream tea when you ask for a chi drink.  The coffee here is organic and taste pretty much like a well made cup of coffee.  You  pour it yourself out of a thermos tap, note the milk is from a glass bottle, so all you picky carton/plastic milk container complainers can calm down.

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rack of doughnuts

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Inner workings

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box of doughnuts, YAY!

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Pomegranate doughnut

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Peanut Butter Glazed Jelly Doughnut

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Creme brulee Doughnut

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Blackout doughnut

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Tres Leches

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Marzipan Doughnut

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