Doughnut Plant

Donut Shop and Coffee Shop$$$$
Chelsea, New York
  • This place is famous for their donuts. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Corinne L.
    "tres leches, mango doughseed, and strawberry jam were amazing!"(79 Tips)
    Chad H.
    "the wild blueberry cake doughnut is my favorite"(25 Tips)
    Angie Y.
    "The Brooklyn Blackout cake donut is a chocolate lover's dream."(22 Tips)
    Alexandra T.
    "Try the creme brûlée doughnut : it is amazing !"(10 Tips)
611 Tips and reviews
  • donuts
  • tres leches cake
  • creme brûlée
  • casual
  • authentic
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  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterOctober 20, 2014
    Gourmet's stop for donuts made w/ fresh fruit & nuts! My faves:cashew & orange blossom filled (R), PB & blackberry jam filled (front), & Concord grape (not shown). Apple cinnamon (L) tres leches (bk)
  • Joe M.
    Joe MontesFebruary 19, 2016
    Doughnut Plant claims to have the world’s first square filled donut so I had to get one. The vanilla bean filled with blackberry jam donut was light and airy and the filling was very fresh.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerApril 12, 2016
    The peanut butter & jelly doughnuts are basically like the best slice of morning toast ever. Tres leches are great if a cake donut is more your style. Also, the Kenyan pour over is delicious too.
  • Emiel S.
    Emiel SondagNovember 9, 2015
    What's good here? What isn't! We took a selection with us to eat on the High Line. The Creme Brûlée is a must. As well as the Vanilla Bean. Not too sweet, but definitely worth your efforts.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Rewan P.
    Rewan PartiDecember 14, 2015
    You can never go wrong with the creme brûlée donut! Also try their vanilla and orange blossom donut! They also have seasonal specials!
  • NYC Pride
    NYC PrideMarch 3, 2013
    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
  • Danley H.
    Danley HuFebruary 11
    The coffee is decent but not amazing. However the donuts were YUM. I love coconut and the coconut cream donut is amazing and not overly sweet. The chocolate hazelnut was also good. Bathroom code: 1486
  • Risa
    RisaJuly 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The tres leches doughnut is technically a cake-style doughnut, but it has a sweet custardy filling that makes it super moist. Prefer a yeast doughnut? Then don't miss out on the PB&J flavor!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 7, 2013
    These doughnuts may be pricier than most, but they're worth it. Go for the carrot cake, or the crème brûlée, or the tres leches...oh, who are we kidding, they're all pretty awesome.
  • Heba-I-am
    Heba-I-amSeptember 18
    Expensive! But so worth it! One of the best donuts i've had. Let me get this out of the way though the creme brulee isn't that great. It's good but not wow. I could write poetry about the others thoug
    Upvoted 4 days ago
  • Mariama R.
    Mariama RentoyAugust 16, 2014
    Their best seller is the creme brulee and it really is in a league of its own. The other donuts taste good too so try all flavors. The donuts are balanced, and not too sweet. 😉
  • Kelli T.
    Kelli TolockaDecember 7, 2014
    One of our new spots to visit while in New York. Haven't had a donut I didn't like. You won't go wrong without whatever you choose. Don't miss out on the bathroom!
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They rarely have the salted peanut donuts or chocolate chip cookie donuts, but if they have them, get them! 🍩
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 5, 2013
    The chocolate chip tastes just like its namesake. The soft cake doughnut is studded with pecans and chocolate chips, then coated in a chocolate glaze and rolled in cookie dust.
  • ZenFoodster
    ZenFoodsterOctober 26, 2014
    Scrumptious concord grape filled (front) & PB & Concord grape jelly filled doughseed (L) donuts- made w/ fresh Concord grapes frm Union Sq Mkt! ;9 Loved these over overly sweet carrot cake (R) donut.
  • Heba-I-am
    Heba-I-amSeptember 18
    My fave is the blood orange doughflower! Sweet&tangy&it looks pretty. The pb&blackberry jam square was delicious&has a crunch to it.The chocolate pecan is yummy it's sweet&salty & texture is on point
  • InFOODxication
    InFOODxicationOctober 14, 2013
    Hmmm I just can't suggest just one...go with friends and get a few...that's what I did and got to try 4 in one sitting, yum! Pistachio, chocolate, coconut, creme brûlée.....
  • Greg K.
    Greg KnaussApril 9, 2012
    Pumpkin Doughnuts in both cake and yeast form. A finish of caramelized pumpkin seeds, nutty and crunchy, iced over in a spiced glaze. The cake one has cozy pumpkin flavor with of cloves and cinnamon.
  • Alp O.
    Alp OzcelikJune 1, 2014
    I could eat all the donuts here. Their creme brûlée is amazing! Also love their Brooklyn blackout chocolate donut and the triple chocolate cake donut. Great passion fruit donut as well!
  • Libster C.
    Libster CJune 10, 2014
    This location has more seating and better ambiance than the Grand St location. Yes donuts are expensive but so worth it. They have season flavors so take advantage of the while they have it.
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChengFebruary 15, 2015
    The doughseeds are the perfect size for a quick and filling snack to satisfy your midday sweet tooth craving. Rose and passion fruit dough seeds!
  • Ariane R.
    Ariane RinehartSeptember 21, 2016
    Delicious doughnuts in interesting flavors. Right now they have a "Pecha Berry" flavored "Pokéseed" doughnut. *Poison is healed! It's very delicious*
  • Lee F.
    Lee FulmerJanuary 3
    Ate them too fast to take pictures for this review... whoops! The coconut square was amazing (I actually don't like coconut so I was surprised). But my favorite was definitely the chocolate!
  • KristiaMarie P.
    Go with a big group of people and share a bunch of donuts! They are all super rich but tasty. If I have to tackle one on my own I could only survive the plain vanilla yeast donut LOL
  • Martin K.
    Martin KSeptember 13, 2014
    The best doughnut store in all of NYC. Gets very busy. Do us all a favor and decide what you're gonna get while waiting in line. And check out the bathroom, you'll know why ;-)
  • Mya W.
    Mya WashingtonJune 30, 2015
    Tres Leche doughnut is to die for😍😍😍 and Iced Chai Tea is amazing! Overall a beautiful place with delicious food👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • Karl U.
    Karl UfertJuly 25, 2011
    Fab place, fab doughnuts & awesomely-cute servers (!), just a stone's throw away, but I can't go often. Yummy carbs+cute=disaster! Now, how to have the cute w/o having the delish carbs too often? :-P
  • Jerome I.
    Jerome IbanezNovember 3, 2015
    Place is stucked beside a hotel so its a bit easy to miss. Everything is delicious especially the creme brulee and pb&j, both of which seems to be almost always sold out!
  • Susumu
    SusumuJanuary 15, 2015
    One of the best doughnut shops in NY. Accepts LevelUp payment. You get sometimes great LevelUp deals like $5 credit so you can get a doughnut for free.
  • Camila M.
    Camila MattosoJanuary 4, 2015
    Oh my God, the Vanilla bean with jelly doughnut is like being in a paradise for a while. Incredible! Lovely staff!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsSeptember 8, 2011
    Best Oatmeal Doughnut: Toasted oatmeal and tiny flecks of cashews, plus sunflower seeds, cranberries, and apricot mix—it's a glorious sight. Read more
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganFebruary 7, 2016
    Their cake doughnuts are what makes them amazing, they fill the inside with icing. Not overwhelming, just makes it moist and deliciously. Love the coffee cake one.
  • shana
    shanaMay 12, 2011
    Near Hotel Chelsea. They take credit cards. Opens daily from 8-8. I loved Tres Leches & Coconut Cream. Vanilla bean glaze tastes like regular sugar glazed donuts. Each donut is roughly $2.50-$2.75.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonFebruary 1, 2015
    Oh so good. Cash or Level Up only, and they tend to run out of the best flavors as the day goes on, so go early for the best selection
  • TK ..
    TK .September 2, 2014
    These doughnuts are the Platonic Ideal of doughnuts. After you eat one of these you will never be able to go back to other so-called donut-like substances. It's just not fair how darn good these are!
  • Pascal R.
    Pascal RekoertJune 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the blueberry cake, coco cream or carrot cake! Yes they are pricy but it's soooo worth it. I have not touched another donut since. Also VISIT THEIR BATHROOM!! Disco disco disco ball...
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupFebruary 22, 2011
    Splurge on doughnuts that are a million times better than Dunkin’. You have to try the Tres Leches, the Crème Brulee and the Blackout Doughnuts. Cash only.
  • Joori
    JooriJanuary 12, 2016
    One downer is that they don't make fresh donuts on site. They get there donuts deliveries from somewhere else and sugar coat it with many different flavors. I just want a fresh plain donut...
  • G D.
    G DaniellAugust 10, 2015
    Creme brûlée doughnuts are the mvp here 👌🏽,but in general the doughnuts here are the mvp doughnuts of NYC,doughnut seed type of doughnuts are a must try
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HornJanuary 18, 2016
    If you like filled doughnuts, go for the creme brûlée. If an 'old fashioned' is more your type, pick tres leches. But carrot cake is the all around best!
  • Roque S.
    I had a good experience. I had the Tres Leches and the Cocconut squared donut. They are in fact very very good. Coffee was good too.
  • Randall
    RandallDecember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Gingerbread Doughnut is good, but not a must try. If you have a favorite, order that instead and hope the next seasonal doughnut variety will be amazing.
  • Nikki S.
    Nikki SiegsOctober 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    ALWAYS get the creme brûlée! Then something else to try. The oatmeal one is fantastic! And I'm pumped to try the new coffee cake one
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettNovember 8, 2014
    Great place for a doughnut and a coff... well, forget the coffee. 4 of us got one, iced, hot, they were really bad. Stick with the excellent doughnuts.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Stock up on sweet and gooey doughnuts in quirky yet delicious flavors like peanut butter and banana cream or vanilla bean and blackberry jam.
  • Haneen Q.
    Haneen QAugust 15, 2014
    A new level if Doughnuts, they will basically drive you nuts. The Creme burle and coffee cake doughnut are orgasmic
  • jeannie
    jeannieOctober 15, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Dough Seed Orange Blossom Cashew - Lovely 2-bite dough seed filled with creme scented with orange blossom. I could do without cashews.
  • helio s.
    helio salemaDecember 1, 2013
    The green tea donut is very good. The place is great and the service is very casual and friendly.
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LApril 13, 2015
    Their creme brulee donut is really good♡ I spend about $35 for dozen donuts- splurge for sure but pretty worth it!!!
  • Swanie
    SwanieDecember 3, 2015
    Love the peanut and BlackBerry jam donut. Also love the carrot cake donut. Went there at 9p.m and the donuts were still so fresh.
  • Shane Anne S.
    Where the first creme brûlée donut was invented! Also got the cashew orange donut and pride donut for pride weekend !
  • Annie N.
    Annie NguyenDecember 9, 2013
    Get the peanut butter jelly donut or the vanilla bean and jam one!!! Both are delish!!!!
  • Alexandre F.
    Alexandre FormagioOctober 6, 2015
    Just the BEST doughnuts in New York (or maybe in United States). Try tres leches and blueberry. These flavors are awesome!
  • Josh A.
    Josh AFebruary 9, 2016
    Wow amazing. Excellent selection and unique flavors. Passion fruit was awesome. The chai was also delicious. Must go back!
  • Frank S.
    Frank SMarch 10, 2011
    Great Doughnuts but Very "Expensive" $2.75 each or 3 Times as much most other Donuts! At $33 for a dozen You Gotta be Rich to afford them! Some might say a affordable Luxury.!
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuMarch 14, 2016
    Their seasonal flavors have never disappointed, but if those don't strike your fancy, the creme brulee doughseed is always reliably delicious
  • Faaiz O.
    Faaiz OosmanJune 5, 2014
    You cannot go wrong with any donut on the menu. The banana pecan yeast and dulce de leche cake are my favorites.
  • Kay T.
    Kay TeoMarch 19, 2015
    Small and expensive doughnuts but so worth it. Delicious flavor combinations, perfect yeasty dough.
    Upvoted Sep 4
  • Lesleann
    LesleannJanuary 29, 2012
    "The best of the bunch? This Oatmeal Cake Doughnut. Toasted oatmeal and tiny flecks of cashews, plus sunflower seeds, cranberries, and apricot mix.." - Serious Eats
  • Keith L.
    Keith LeaDecember 3, 2016
    I like to get one cake doughnut and one yeast. You don't have to eat all of it!
  • Mohammad A.
    Mohammad Al HussainSeptember 8, 2013
    Let me save you some time and energy. You won't find a better donut place. Come here and get your bag of treats!
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    One of Doughnut Plant’s most sought-after flavors is a take on the classic tres leches cake. Read more
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    They carry dough donuts, cake donuts, and jelly-filled "doughseeds". I highly recommend the cashew and orange blossom doughseed!
  • Asli S.
    Asli SinarSeptember 14, 2016
    Favorite donut shop in the city. Some faves: blackout cake, coconut cream filled, pb + banana. Paired with iced coffee (black) = 💯
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliDecember 8, 2014
    WOW...This place is def not for the calorie counter... Yes it is a bit pricey but these are not the mass produced crap you get at Dunkin Donuts. These are small batch hand made sugary heaven cakes.
  • Christina B.
    Christina BFebruary 25, 2015
    Great, fresh donuts! Tres Leches, Black Out, and Rose (round, not filled) all were tasty.. Skip the PB&J filled.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UAugust 23, 2014
    All I can say is I introduced this place to my friend from Midwest. He had one bite, went back in line and bought additional dozen as souvenir. It's that fabulous
  • Linda C.
    Linda ChowJuly 2, 2015
    The tres leches cake doughnut is by far my favorite, but it sells out fast! Get a couple to share ... or keep it for yourself!
  • Oliver K.
    Oliver KlieweAugust 10, 2013
    The Oatmeal donut is a must-try! (only on Wed, Sat, or Sun though) And they have pretty solid cold brew coffee too.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FuscoDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They gave me a complimentary carrot cake doughnut just to see if I liked it. The staff is very friendly and the doughnuts are amazing.
  • Christen C.
    Christen ClinkscalesFebruary 9, 2015
    The carrot cake doughnut is my go-to. Coffee cake is also a good option. Expensive doughnuts but well worth it!
  • Bigmac E.
    Bigmac EaterOctober 30, 2016
    Peanut Butter & Banana Cream doughnut was amazing, well worth the walk.
  • Michaela T.
    Michaela TDecember 4, 2012
    Oh my yum. PB&J, and creme brûlée. Just do it. Also, visit the sparkly bathroom... But only if you're a paying customer:)
  • Kara J.
    Kara JacquelineNovember 2, 2014
    The hot chocolate is rich and delicious, a great pairing to any of their doughnuts.
  • Victoria B.
    Victoria BrownAugust 1, 2014
    The Tres Leches and Carrot cake cake donuts are my faves! Totally worth the $3 you will spend on each one
  • Nash A.
    Nash AlsJune 21
    Everyone is talking about the doughnut 🍩 , but seriously one of the best cup of coffees You'll ever have ☕️ 👌
  • Amy W.
    Amy WJune 22, 2012
    The coconut one is amazing, also try the orange blossom it's new and yummy!
  • Heather W.
    Heather WinterDecember 18, 2013
    Adored the Coconut Cream doughnut...soft, moist and filled with a decadent and light coconut cream filling...divine!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WangOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tres leches is a must anytime I come here. Wild blueberry, carrot cake, and pb&j are also yummy
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    Though we love their doughy masterpieces all almost equally, the Tres Leches doughnut is a King among Kings. Read more
  • Chad H.
    Chad HornerJune 19, 2016
    these are the best doughnuts you can get in New York. the wild blueberry cake doughnut is my favorite
  • Liana F.
    Liana FongOctober 27, 2016
    Pricy, fancy, big, super sweet donuts. Flavor options are not the traditional glazed or powdered sugar. Carrot cake donut tasted like carrot cake. PB banana cream was good but really sweet
  • MaryAnn H.
    MaryAnn HalfordJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have now tried carrot cake, peanut butter and jelly, and blueberry. Blueberry rocks the best. Next time will try coconut creme
  • Bryan F.
    Bryan FerraezAugust 13, 2015
    All the doughnuts are amazing! What makes this place is the decor and the people.
  • caroline s.
    caroline sistareNovember 29, 2015
    The seasonal cranberry doughnut is SO GOOD! I do wish you got more filling than in just the last bite of a doughseed
  • Ben K.
    Can't go wrong with any of the peanut butter glazed donuts. Especially blackberry jelly and banana cream filled.
  • Cheen T.
    Creme brûlée was unique but I wouldn't track all the way here just to sample it. Interesting matching decor though
  • Jillian
    JillianJanuary 3, 2015
    Come hungry, leave happy. PB&J + creme brûlée were standouts.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WangMarch 24, 2015
    Nice slightly chewy yeast risen doughnuts. Had the vanilla bean one. It was simple but deliciously flavored.
  • Soyun J.
    Soyun JeeJanuary 23, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early if you want the creme brulee. Always the first to go. Pistachio is also super yummy.
  • Patrick R.
    Patrick RoldanAugust 30, 2011
    I know people go here for the doughnuts, but they have a delicious blueberry lemonade on the drink menu to help you eat the amazing doughnuts.
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyAugust 12, 2014
    The classic vanilla bean doughnut is tough to beat. Tres leches is pretty good too, if they have it.
  • Lauren P.
    The coconut cream donut was the best donut I have ever had! The creme brûlée was also extremely yummy.
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishMay 29, 2016
    Doughnuts are on another level. Cinnamon bun is secretly awesome
  • Foodiespr
    FoodiesprAugust 4, 2015
    Square doughnuts are delicious! Try the vanilla bean and Jam
  • Cristina G.
    Cristina GrandaApril 14, 2014
    I like that their doughnuts aren't super heavy or greasy; you can pack away two big doughnuts without feeling like you ate a grease ball
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordOctober 15, 2015
    You've never seen a doughnut accompanied by its own industrial design aesthetic.
  • Tariq A.
    Tariq AhmadJuly 26, 2016
    Phenomenal doughnuts. Coconut cream filled square and creme brulee doughnuts are a must.
  • robin
    robinAugust 15, 2011
    The creme brulee is dangerously amazing - the jelly donut has the perfect proportion of jelly and doughnut in every bite!
  • Vinny Z.
    Vinny ZMay 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The mayor says the chocolate chip cookie donut is simply amazing. But they usually do not serve it until 10 ish.
  • Lucas P.
    Lucas PinzonJanuary 7, 2016
    Las mejores De NYC sin duda! La de creme bulle ganadora entre todas. Sin embargo tres leches y Black out hay que comerlas también, impresionantes!!
  • albertosherrero
    albertosherreroDecember 3, 2015
    La decoración del local es muy original. Los donuts están de muerte. El de crema de cacahuete con plátano debe tener unas 17.650 calorías pero hay que probarlo.
  • Ángelo V.
    Excelentes las donas y la decoración del lugar. Nada mejor que una rellena de jalea y un café.
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