From sweet to savory, and glazed to custard-filled, doughnuts are a staple NYC dessert that keeps us on the move! Since there’s no shortage of great bakeries around the city, NYC is spoiled to enjoy some of the tastiest and intricately made doughnuts around. We’re talking handmade goodness… offering one-of-a-kind flavors and artisanal designs. Check out our favorite spots below and some of their signature menu items.
1. Dough Doughnuts, Multiple Locations
Boasting several locations around NYC, Dough’s offerings range in flavor! You can never go wrong with their year-round menu items like the Hibiscus or Dulce de Leche donut, but they also have seasonal options too like the Blood Orange, S’mores, Key Lime, and more! Or even give their new limited time Hot Honey Mango Doughnutz (a collaboration with Utz and Mike’s Hot Honey) a try. See full menu here.
Where: Find your location here
2. The Doughnut Project, West Village
This cute small-batch West Village shop has been around since 2015, and has been serving delightful doughnuts ever since! Over the years, they’ve done loads of collaborations and partnerships, but the mainstays on their menu like the New Old Fashioned, Maple Cruller, Coffee Cake Crunch, and Bacon Maple Bar has turned them into a neighborhood household name. See the full menu here.
Where: 10 Morton St
3. Doughnuttery, Multiple Locations
Doughnuttery is best known for their yummy mini doughnuts that come in all sorts of traditional (and non-traditional) flavors! Their menu of flavors will blow your mind, ranging from the Kardashian-approved Cinnamon Sugar doughnut all the way to the exotic Spicy Rooster (sriracha, maple, lime) doughnut. Don’t forget to try out their doughnut dipping sauces too (like raspberry balsamic and beer caramel) which elevate the flavor experience to the next level! See full menu here.
Where: Find your location here
4. Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, Greenpoint
This Brooklyn donut shop is literally an NYC institution at this point, and is famous for its classic, no-fuss donuts. They offer both yeast and cake donuts, which include their classic flavors like Old-Fashioned Glazed and Red Velvet. See full menu here.
Where: 727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn
5. The Donut Pub, West Village & NoHo
The Donut Pub owner Buzzy Geduld began his West Village venture in 1964 before opening a second location in NoHo in 2019. Offering a bunch of fresh-made donuts (available to purchase in dozens too), this shop serves croissant donuts as well, alongside specialty menu items like the Chocolate Dipper, Brooklyn Kreme, and Birthday Cake. Did we mention it’s 24/7? See full menus here.
West Village – 203 W 14th St
NoHo – 740 Broadway
6. Fan-Fan Doughnuts, Bed-Stuy
The artisanal handmade donuts at Fan-Fan are made with utmost TLC. Packed with flavorful ingredients and lots of attention to detail, it’s no wonder why their unique flavors like White Coffee and Luna Limón are so sought after. What we recommend though is their fan fans (éclair-like doughnuts) that are filled with both sweet (Yuzu Meringue) and savory fillings (Guava & Cheese). See full menu here.
Where: 448 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
7. Doughnut Plant, Multiple Locations
Doughnut Plant has withstood the test of time, and their innovations to the donut game is unmatched. They invented the world’s first Crème Brûlée doughnut and became the first to use seasonal fresh fruit and nuts in doughnut glazes. Safe to say they’ve mastered their craft! Nowadays, they continue to churn out their most famous square-shaped filled donuts, with flavors like Tres Leches, Creme Brulee, and Peanut Butter & Blackberry Jam. See full menu here.
Where: Find your location here
8. Alimama, Chinatown
Known most for their Asian-influenced treats, Alimama is one of our favorite Chinatown eateries thanks to their yummy Mochi Donuts. Combining Japanese rice cakes with flavors like salted caramel Nutella and matcha toasted rice krispies, you’re left with these delicious flower-shaped doughnuts that are out of this world. Don’t forget about their boba cream puffs too!
Where: 89A Bayard St
9. Cloudy Donut Co, Brooklyn Heights
What makes Cloudy Donut Co so unique is that the small-batch shop is completely vegan! Boasting over 44 flavors on their menu, plus 8 weekly specialities, you can feast on donuts that look like works of art…like the Margarita (lime glaze, lime zest, pipette of margarita) or Blood Orange (rosemary infused blood orange glaze topped w/ blood orange and thyme) donuts…among many more! See full menu here.
Where: 14 Columbia Pl, Brooklyn
10. Ugly Donuts & Corn Dogs, Multiple Locations
When they’re not serving up delicious Korean corn dogs, they’re also shelling out divine doughnuts that take the form of their “Ugnut.” Choose between the original, blueberry, or scallion variation and pair it with one of their donut dips (chocolate whipped, cream, black sesame whipped cream + more). Or give one of their filled donuts a try, which come packed with fixins like cream cheese, nutella, and more. See full menu here.
Bushwick – 398 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn
Forest Hills – 71-11 Austin St, Queens
Jackson Heights – 84-06 37th Ave, Queens
11. Dominique Ansel Bakery, SoHo & Flatiron
If you’ve never had the famous Cronut (croissant donut) from Dominique Ansel Bakery, you’re seriously missing out. The unique twist on the popular treat changes frequently, incorporating all kinds of wacky flavors into the flaky texture of a croissant. Stop in and see what’s on the menu! And learn more fun facts about the cronut here.
SoHo – 189 Spring St
Flatiron – 17 E 27th St
12. Supermoon Bakehouse, Lower East Side
While Supermoon Bakehouse may be more known for their croissants, they make some pretty great doughnuts too. Standouts in our eyes include the Coconut Cream & Mango Jam Doughnut and Passionfruit Curd Doughnut! See full menu here.
Where: 120 Rivington St
13. Dun-Well Doughnuts, East Williamsburg
Dun-Well Doughnuts prides itself on its vegan creations, which have been delighting New Yorkers since 2011. Their classic glazed or PB&J-filled donuts are what we normally order, but everything here is delicious. Learn more here.
Where: 222 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn