Where’s the best place to get doughnuts in NYC? In honor of National Doughnut Day on June 3rd, I searched uptown, downtown, even into other boroughs to bring you the best of the best, from vegan to itialian to inside a carwash. You’re welcome. (Best Ice Cream Places HERE)

Dough - The #1 Doughnut Shop in NYC

1. Dough

There’s a reason this has been voted the best shop in the country by Foursquare, The Village Voice and more. Try the unique and flavorful Hibiscus and Passion Fruit sprinkled with cocoa nibs.

Doughnut Plant - #2 Doughnut Shop in New York City

2. Doughnut Plant

Try their seasonal specials for flavors that are totally wacky but totally work. Anything square and filled with Jelly is always a good idea. And did I mention the wall of cute doughnut pillows and doughnut tiles? #AskingToBeInstagramed

Orwasher's - #3 Donuts in NYC

3. Orwasher’s

Best jelly doughnuts in the city! No mushy doughnuts here, they hand fill the jelly doughnuts in front of you with a syringe of jelly. I recommend the black raspberry!

Moe's Donuts in New York City

4. Moe’s

Greenpoint, Brooklyn is known for Peter Pan Donuts but the lesser known and less crowded spot is Moe’s with flavors like salted caramel and red velvet!

Peter Pan Donuts and Pastry Shop in New York City

5. Peter Pan

But Peter Pan Donuts and Pastry Shop is a classic with mint green walls, started in the 50s! Try the classic glazed.

Sullivan Street Bakery - #6 Donuts in NYC

6. Sullivan Street Bakery

This little bakery is heavenly with the best Italian doughnuts: the bomboloni. They are fluffy, airy, sweet jelly filled blockbusters.

The Doughnut Pub in New York City

7. The Doughnut Pub

Order the cronut, thank me later. The neon sign and 24-7 hours make this feel like an old-school doughnut dive that’s one of the most affordable in town.

Underwest Donuts - #8 Doughnut Shop in NYC

8. Underwest Donuts

This tiny hole in the wall is located in a carwash. Order the “carwash” donut.

Doughnuttery - #9 Best Donuts in New York City

9. Doughnuttery

Doughnuttery serves fun poppable mini doughnuts in a brown paper bag, in Chelsea Market. They float along in oil in front of you before being tossed by a machine into their bin, where they are topped with sprinkles or flavorings.

Dun-Well - The 10 Best Doughnut Shops in New York City

10. Dun-Well

This all-vegan donut shop rotates 200 types of donuts in a fun and quirky shop in Brooklyn.

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2 thoughts on “The Best Doughnut Places in NYC”

  1. Wow that’s a lot of great information on donuts and love the photos. I am pretty hungry for a donut or two right now. Great work researching donut shops. Thanks!!

    1. Thank you so much, it was a difficult task, but happy to research and personally taste these doughnuts for this article! 🙂 Thank you!

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