Doughnut Plant is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

1. Doughnut Plant

9.4
220 W 23rd St (btwn 7th & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Chelsea · 592 tips and reviews

Ben K.Ben Kessler (@kessler): Can't go wrong with any of the peanut butter glazed donuts. Especially blackberry jelly and banana cream filled.

NYC PrideNYC Pride: Our pick for "Best Doughnuts." With yeast and cake doughnuts on the menu, you'll be hard-pressed to pick a favorite. Try the Tres Leches, Toasted Sesame or Peanut Butter Glaze with Blackberry Jelly. Read more.

Rewan P.Rewan Parti: You can never go wrong with the creme brûlée donut! Also try their vanilla and orange blossom donut! They also have seasonal specials!

Doughnut Plant is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

2. Doughnut Plant

9.4
379 Grand St (at Norfolk St), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Lower East Side · 409 tips and reviews

Gansevoort Hotel GroupGansevoort Hotel Group: Seriously the best doughnuts around - airy, flaky, crumbly, moist, sticky! Get the creme brulee, the carrot, the pb&J, the coconut and the blackout! Let the salivation begin!

Working Class F.Working Class Foodies: Try the Blood Orange Donut - Get the blood orange donut and one with chocolate and split both with a friend. You also can't go wrong with the Hibiscus and the Lemon Poppy: perfect sweet-tart balance.

Marisa C.Marisa Cacchione Creagh: I've been coming here for years! What a GREAT place for really fresh, different types of donuts! Get there early if you have some favs, they sellout quick!

Dough is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

3. Dough

9.4
14 W 19th St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Donut Shop · Flatiron District · 272 tips and reviews

Keith K.Keith Kaplan: I would say this is probably the best donut shop in NY. There are a variety of flavors and hit the spot every time you take a bite. My personal favorite is the original glazed and coconut donuts.

Danielle W.Danielle Whited: Donuts here are amazing! Maybe the best I've had. The dulce de leche was delicious, definitely our favorite. But all of the others we tried were also great.

Susan S.Susan S.: I really liked the dulce de leche doughnut. It has tons of flavor and great crunch from all the almond flakes. Sophisticated flavors for doughnuts!

Ladurée is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

4. Ladurée

9.3
864 Madison Ave (btwn E 70th & E 71st St), New York, NY
Dessert Shop · Upper East Side · 253 tips and reviews

Da Jung C.Da Jung Chung: Don't miss the salted caramel and the pistachio macaroons. They really are a true bliss!

TeresaTeresa: So happy that Ladurée finally opened a shop in the US! I love their fruit flavored macarons. You can't go wrong with the raspberry or lemon macarons.

Social News NetworkSocial News Network: Best macaroons outside of Paris? YES! Try pistachio, coffee, rose but don't miss out on their seasonal flavors...just break down & get a box for a variety! It lives up to the hype & is worth the line.

Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

5. Veniero’s Pasticceria & Caffe

9.2
342 E 11th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · East Village · 288 tips and reviews

Brittany G.Brittany G.: Try the tarts if you sit or get some cookies to go. Rainbow cookies are some of the best in the city!

Patrick H.Patrick Hayes: The chocolate covered cannoli is the best, but get a small one and save room to try something else too

Roberto B.Roberto Bua: Got the vanilla and chocolate cannoli, both excellent. Really authentic old school NYC bakery. Get the Rum Baba if you like your pastries really boozy.

Lafayette is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

6. Lafayette

9.2
380 Lafayette St (btwn Great Jones & E 4th St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · NoHo · 351 tips and reviews

Angela H.Angela Hum: The banana coconut chocolate croissant (from the bakery in the front) is my new favorite pastry!! If you're looking for a small treat, it's a must have!

MischaMischa: Pastries are amazing, everyone writes about the almond croissant but the danish du jour is the best. Croque madame is awesome for brunch.

MuskanMuskan: Love the brunch.. soft scrambled eggs and freshly baked Carrot muffins

Breads Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

7. Breads Bakery

9.5
18 E 16th St (btwn Union Sq W & 5th Ave), New York, NY
Bakery · Union Square · 261 tips and reviews

Joanne Y.Joanne Yun: Friendly staff and amazing quality coffee and breads (burekas, croissants...) They have morning specials - coffee + pastry is $6 or $7 depending on the pastry.

kate k.kate kudish: Best customer service, hands down. This place is fantastic - cant go wrong with anything but almond croissant and frittata sandwich are amazing.

Amy S.Amy Shackelford: As someone who works here and has tried everything, my favs are almond croissants, babka, and cereal bread. If you're there for lunch: go for the avocado sand. Delicious and high quality!

Takahachi Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

8. Takahachi Bakery

9.4
25 Murray St (at Church St), New York, NY
Bakery · Tribeca · 180 tips and reviews

Rachel H.Rachel Haot: Some of the freshest, most delicious food near City Hall. Try the homemade tofu or tuna tataki salads, Midori juice and one of the unusual macarons - like goma or matcha.

Michelle R.Michelle R: Delicious, clean, welcoming, friendly. Everything's great. Try the salmon ginger sandwich, juice, and macarons.

Fiona P.Fiona Peach: Can't go wrong with the tuna and tomato croissant or corn mayo bun. Great sandwiches and salads, too.

Maison Kayser is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

9. Maison Kayser

9.1
1294 3rd Ave (at E 74th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Upper East Side · 145 tips and reviews

S_J L.S_J L: smoked salmon platter is so good but my favorite dish is croque madame♡ don't forget to try their coffee n chocolate croissant!

Gabriel E.Gabriel Evans: Delicious French pastries. Obviously the chocolate croissant is a must, but the Yuzu pastry is also good!

GillianGillian: Chocolate almond croissants were some of the best I've ever had, not too heavy or oily. We had lunch - salad was good, salmon was amazing.

Flex Mussels is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

10. Flex Mussels

9.2
154 W 13th St (btwn 6th & 7th Ave), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · West Village · 154 tips and reviews

Jennifer N.Jennifer Nyp: Salmon tartare and oysters are to die for; Italiano mussels and donuts are all amazing!

Stephanie T.Stephanie T: Salted caramel donut and PBJ were fantastic! Must get!

Emily C.Emily Charlton: Delicious. Can't go wrong with an order of the Portuguese and the Thai. And if you have room, the de donuts are delicious!

Flex Mussels is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

11. Flex Mussels

9.3
174 E 82nd St (btw Lexington & 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Seafood Restaurant · Upper East Side · 162 tips and reviews

NearSay NYCNearSay NYC: A seafood lovers heaven, Flex makes the N-Siders list for the most amazing mussels in NYC! We suggest trying Thai, Bombay, Provencal & South Pacific pot! Save room for the salted caramel doughnut!

Jessica P.Jessica Peters: Bombay is one of the best mussel dishes I've had at a seafood restaurant. If you're looking to try something new, I highly recommend. Salted caramel donuts are also a must.

Magdolen K.Magdolen Kellel: Get the Parma mussels!! And don't forget to have the salted caramel donuts for dessert!!

Amy's Bread is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

12. Amy's Bread

9.3
672 9th Ave (btwn W 46th & W 47th St), New York, NY
Bakery · Hell's Kitchen · 219 tips and reviews

New York HabitatNew York Habitat: Fluffy, tasty baked goods here, perfect to stop in for breakfast or lunch. We recommend the French baguettine and the almond brioche toast. Yum!

Barrie S.Barrie Segal: some of the best bread in the city (they source to whole foods); you can get loaves, muffins, pastries, twists, pre-made sandwiches, some salads...around $8 for a sandwich

Sharon C.Sharon Chen: Delicious Italian country bread and pain au chocolat. Service is also great, their workers are knowledgeable about the breads and very friendly! !

Arcade Bakery is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

13. Arcade Bakery

9.6
220 Church St (btwn Worth & Thomas St), New York, NY
Bakery · Tribeca · 65 tips and reviews

Cassel K.Cassel Kroll: Possibly the best ham & cheese croissant I've ever had

Kevin O.Kevin O'Neill: Wow. The pastries are the perfect mix of butter and crumbly goodness. The ham and cheese is a fave but don't neglect taking home a fresh loaf

Camilla C.Camilla C: EVERYTHING I've had here is good... EVERYTHING. Their croissants may be the best you'll find in NYC, as well as their pizzas, surprisingly.

Balthazar is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

14. Balthazar

9.3
80 Spring St (at Crosby St), New York, NY
French Restaurant · SoHo · 932 tips and reviews

Halstead PropertyHalstead Property: The almond croissant is a great treat for breakfast or afternoon w/ the right amount of almond paste and flaky, buttery but dense dough w/ almond slivers covering the pastry

Sonia C.Sonia Chiu: The chocolate almond cake and the pistachio madeleines are my favorite. I'd avoid the bread pudding...

From The World B.From The World Blog: Amazing breakfast options, like scrambled eggs in puffy pastry, eggs en cocotte or red fruit waffles. At lunch and dinner, everything is also perfect.

Maman is one of The 15 Best Places for Pastries in New York City.

15. Maman

9.1
239 Centre St (btwn Broome & Grand St), New York, NY
Café · SoHo · 231 tips and reviews

ZZubinZZubin: This airy soho cafe makes great coffee, pastries, salads and sandwiches. The staff is cute, the space is quaint and there's usually room for you at the back tables.

Susan S.Susan S.: Cute communal seating area in the back. Great lattes and almond croissants. Their cakes look beautiful!

Alexandros P.Alexandros Plexidas: Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, tasty and healthy quiches and salads, nice coffee and pastries! Small space in the back for working but not free wifi!