Monday, September 28, 2009

The Donut Plant, NYC. (Review)

The Donut Plant, NYC

It's that time of year again, the husband's birthday. And with that, comes the inevitable annual donut binge. I've never been a huge donut fan, however, there are a few exceptions, and The Donut Plant in NYC is one of them.

The Donut Plant ("TDP") is located on the lower east side. We cabbed it there early on Saturday morning having tasted their treats before and also having seen Donut shows talk about it on the Travel Channel. TDP is a small joint, no place to really sit, and not in a fancy neighborhood. You basically go get your $3.00 donut, and head home to savor every bite.

TDP boasts flavors like "Creme brulee" or "Pistachio" or "Black Out." They have a variety of cake, yeast and novelty donuts.

We got a potpourri to taste and share so we could adequately review the quality for you, our readers (that's right, we are lovingly blaming you all for our calorie binge!)

Above you will see the Glazed, Tres Leches, Chocolate Valhalla, Black Out & Creme Brulee flavors.

The breakdown:

Yeast Donuts:
(Glazed and Chocolate Valhalla)

While the glazed and chocolate were great, I felt like they were a tad chewy (even though freshly made). Also, I found myself looking for a little more of the sweet glaze. Frankly, I think that nobody does a better glazed than Krispy Kreme, and that has really made it tough for the others to compete.

Cake Donuts:
(Black out, Tres Leche)

The Black Out Donut is straight up the best donut I think I've ever had. It is a chocolate donut, with a very thin layer of cream in the middle, and topped off with tons of chocolate crumbs. Dipped in Coffee, or even nuked in the microwave for a few seconds, and you are in heaven.

*The tres leche also had a very thin layer of cream in the middle, and a nice, light glaze outside. It was spectacular, and a little lighter than the blackout.

*A plus for the cake donuts were they lasted until the next day and were still quite good, while the yeast donuts just seemed stale.

Overall, the cake donuts are the way to go here, you simply can't go wrong.

Creme Brulee

*The Creme Brulee really was similar to a creme brulee. It was filled with a cream very similar to the custard in creme brulee and the top was a scorched, crunchy sugar top. You felt like you were in fact eating a creme brulee dessert. This one was best on the first day, it's very rich and perfect to split.

If you are in New York City, and you love donuts (from what I can tell from our foodie friends, there is a closet nation of donut lovers out there!)
You will definitely want to give The Donut Plant a try.

Please share with us your all time favorite donuts and where we can grub them!

The Wilsons

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