DOUGHNUT PLANT

Doughnut Plant

Donut Shop and Coffee Shop$$$$
Chelsea, New York
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  • Corinne L.
    "tres leches, mango doughseed, and strawberry jam were amazing!"(78 Tips)
    Chad H.
    "the wild blueberry cake doughnut is my favorite"(24 Tips)
    Victoria B.
    "The Tres Leches and Carrot cake cake donuts are my faves!"(21 Tips)
    Alexandra T.
    "Try the creme brûlée doughnut : it is amazing !"(10 Tips)
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  • ZenFoodster Eats
    ZenFoodster EatsOctober 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)
  • 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
  • Dave S.
    Dave SawyerApril 12
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MontesFebruary 19
    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.
  • 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!
  • 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 Eats
    ZenFoodster EatsOctober 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.....
  • Ariane R.
    Ariane RinehartSeptember 21
    Delicious doughnuts in interesting flavors. Right now they have a "Pecha Berry" flavored "Pokéseed" doughnut. *Poison is healed! It's very delicious*
  • 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
  • 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 ;-)
  • 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
  • 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👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole ReganFebruary 7
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Joori
    JooriJanuary 12
    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...
  • 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.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HornJanuary 18
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • S_J L.
    S_J LApril 13, 2015
    Their creme brulee donut is really good♡ I spend about $35 for dozen donuts- splurge for sure but pretty worth it!!!
  • 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!
  • Annie N.
    Annie NguyenDecember 9, 2013
    Get the peanut butter jelly donut or the vanilla bean and jam one!!! Both are delish!!!!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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