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.

Carpe Donut

The main draw of this little red food truck is the apple cider donuts, a perfect autumn treat. But there are also choices for warmer days, and we recommend cooling off with The FroDo. This yummy creation is a donut ice cream sandwich made with organic vanilla Blue Marble Ice Cream. The truck travels to many different neighborhoods, but you can spot it regularly at Bergen and Court Street, 23rd and Park and 55th and Broadway. The best way to find it is by following @CarpeDonutNYC on Twitter and waiting for location updates.

Carpe Donut
Locations around NYC
Online: carpedonutnyc.com
photo: Matt E. via Yelp

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

— Michelle Cohen


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