When we were young, grabbing a donut usually meant a trip to the nearest Krispy Kreme at a local strip mall. Fortunately for our kids, today’s donut runs hold a lot more appeal: artisanal bakeries in NYC have taken fried dough to a whole new level. Some focus on candy-covered and brunch-food inspired varieties. others insist on using entirely local ingredients. Prepare to drool as you click through our favorite NYC fry factories.


Want to sink your teeth into a warm, pillowy homemade donut? Take a trip to Dough’s flagship location in Flatiron where you and your little munchkin can watch bakers roll, fry and glaze the dough by hand. This bakery, which got its start in Bed-Stuy five years ago, sources ingredients from around the world. Many of the flavors on the menu are inspired by European and Latin American desserts. Tropical chili, dulce de leche and hibiscus are just some of the dough-ey delectables that await you during your visit.

14 West 19th St.

48 Lafayette Ave.
Online: doughbrooklyn.com

photo: Kevin C. via Yelp

What’s your favorite New York doughnut spot? Tell us in the comments below! 

— Michelle Cohen


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