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Doughnut Plant is the pioneer gourmet doughnut purveyor, making deliciously original doughnuts by hand, every day, since 1994.

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cash, all major credit cards, no credit cards
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Cooperative Village, Downtown Manhattan, Lower East Side

Donut Plant

Donut Shops, Bakeries, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible, Yes

Cuisines: Donuts, Bakeries

Bike Parking: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes


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Matt W.



If I have to choose which donut store I will put in my top 10 list, this will definitely make it in! Fresh donuts, varities and great athmosphere.

Svengali A.



I rarely eat doughnuts, so it has to be special for me to splurge. This was special, and I want another one soon.

Saj W.



I like their donuts, specially their flavor for the month. I would like to come back for more if I have time.



Provided by Citysearch - 
You say you like doughnuts...

...then get here already. They have both yeast doughnuts (think the kind THAT chain sells) and cake doughnuts (think the kind in the supermarket that come in a white box with blue writing). Fresh, tasty, and its kinda in the middle of nowhere so, since you're walking so much, you won't feel bad eating a doughnut of each kind ;)



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Forget Hooboken Cupcakes

I cannot say enough. Fresh, Creative and Healthly DO NUTS .. Yes Way.. A must visit when in Manhattan, dont worry about the lower east side, good stuff all around. Park in front or across the street.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cool place.

I heard about this place on TV and figured since its in NYC I don't have an excuse to not try the ""best donuts"" in town. They didn't dissapoint, they have a lot of interesting options that you wouldn't find in your normal donut shop. Def give it a try.

Athena Chang


Provided by Citysearch - 
Organic delicious doughnuts

Totally hidden in an unexpected location. The store is very simple and OLD. However, their doughnuts are great and they use only fresh and or organic ingredients.

It is slightly on the pricey side. Each doughnut is $2 and above. We got the Black Out and Strawberry Filling Doughnuts and they are very good and pretty big.

I am glad to be able to come to this historic doughnut place. Now they have become a foodie spot so there are visitors all the time. The creme brulee tiny doughnuts are great too!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good not Great better than DD's

Interesting combo but this is not something I would buy on a reg. basis just because of the price. It's not sooo spectacular that I would consistantly shell out this kind of money. Don't get me wrong, they are good and orig. Very dense.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great fun - I'm takng my mom

Ignore the haters, they would hate the bread Jesus brought them from heaven. The staff is fun. The experience is fun. I am taking my 83 year old mother in a couple of weeks. Chicago girl - so I know it will be a big sell to NYC. I expect Doughnut Plant will help.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Doesn't Deserve the business

The doughnuts are OK at best. This guy has a severe attitude problem and doesn't deserve loyal customers. His appearance on Bobby Flays Throwdown is a perfect example of how miserable he is.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good for cake-type doughnuts

The yeast-type doughnuts are alright... it is not difficult to find a cheaper one that's as good. The cake-type doughnuts are amazing, and worth a trip. Especially blackout if you are a chocolate lover. I wonder how they make Blackout so moist, rich, cookie-crumbly with some hint of liquid chocolate WITHOUT using eggs! If you wanna know about my experience, the approximate price and see some pictures, visit iconofreflection.blogspot.c0m/2009/05/nycs-doughnut-plant.html



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not worth it anymore.

Revision: Staff is still rude, more so now. I regret spending so much money on this place over the years and referring people to it. I'm finally tired of the check out girls' attitude. She over charged me (again) and almost didn't give me 10 dollars back as my change and when I told her she had made a mistake (I was nicer about it than on this post) she rolled her eyes and sighed. The doughnuts are just OK now, nothing special. I'm very disappointed in this place and they raised the price of the doughnuts. Totally not worth it for almost 3 bucks a pop. Oh, and there is no cash register so if you do make the mistake of going, make sure you have time to sit there and calculate the amounts yourself or the house will keep more of your hard earned cash. And careful not to ask for a box unless you want to get more attitude from the morons they have working at checkout.



Provided by Citysearch - 
This is just OK.

Ok, now I read the other reivews before I wrote this. Now lets not even consider dunkin donuts as a comparible donut. DD's is nothing but caulk with a little sugar. Anyway, I'm from Southern California and we have huge yeast, soft, fresh, and glazed just right donuts. I just everyone's glaze donuts to judge weather or not they can make a donut. That be said. They have a good variety. I got the Glaze, Tres Leche, and Organic Orange. I could not eat the tres leche (cake donut), and it was soaked with a the cake.. (I just can't do milk). The orange was good, and so was the glaze. NO DD's, not even close, but they are not like California at all. They are fresh (lite, but heavy at the same time) has that homemade feeling, warm, you can get a variety... They are OK, i would not go back, but i would eat them again.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Doughnut Perfection!

The last time I was in New York, a friend who is familiar with my love of doughnuts recommended I try out this place. Now I have eaten a few (thousand) doughnuts in my time, all over the country, but never have I found anything better than this place. The guy at the counter was exceptionally friendly and helpful with his suggestions, and everything I tried was REALLY good, so much so that I made a couple of return trips while I was in town. The coconut glazed with coconut cream was my absolute favorite! If you love doughnuts as much as I do, you owe it to yourself to make the trek to 379 Grand Street.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Bad Attitude

Haven't really tried the donuts. Probably won't. I think this guy was the worst I've ever seen on Bobby Flay's show. He had such a bad attitude. Doesn't he realize that Bobby wouldn't have picked him if he didn't think he was already the best? This is free press. Take advantage of it. OMG!!!! He blew it. His little sissy attitude lost him a lot of business, even if he doesn't want to admit it. Oh, and by the way....word of mouth advertisement goes a long way.



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I always go far out of my way to find a place that sells these doughnuts. they are SO delicious. worth a trip to the home plant...



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Everyone has an opinion...

I just read the two most recent reviews here and am reminded of George Bernard Shaw's quote: ""Do not do unto others as you would expect they should do unto you: Their tastes may not be the same."" Where do I start? At a time in NYC's history when it's more and more difficult to find reality, original ideas and genuine people behind a business and not a corporation -- the Doughnut Plant is an oasis! The reviewer saw the owner in the bakery? I see him there, too. He WORKS there and usually he's exhausted, but never has he not been friendly. (I don't doubt he rolled his eyes at the reviewer's mother, but it's a long story: he had a really bad experience with that TV show.) Anyway, I love just about everything at the Doughnut Plant. And I like making the trek to the bakery instead of buying them at Joe's or Dean and Deluca because it seems they always experiment with new flavors. The guy beind the counter is always suggesting someting new for me to try ""it's SOO good..."" And the cake doughtnuts? And the jelly doughnuts? And the hot chocolate? Too bad those people had a bad experience. Let them go to those chain ""donut"" shops and be miserable there. And long live the Doughnut Plant.



Provided by Citysearch - 
just ok

the place looks awful !!! i never expected THAT, business isn't picking up or the owner is cheap !! a dirty hole in the middle of nowhere, doughnuts are ok, way overpriced !!!! i saw the guy on 'Throwdown' with Bobby Flay; the owner had an attitude !! : What ??? someone is going to try to make better doughnuts than ME ?
Anyway, i will never go back.



Provided by Citysearch - 
HE just doesn't deserve the business

Ok so the doughtnuts were good, but neither I nor anyone else that I was with will ever go back. If it wasn't for Bobby Flay's Throwdown I never would have known that this place even existed - and I'm pretty sure a lot of his business comes from his television appearances...but the guy doesn't appreciate it a bit. The owner was actually there when we were and my mom said to him ""Hey, I saw you on Throwdown and I just had to come in and try."" The owner's response - ""Oh good"" (might I please add that this was said sarcastically and with an extreme eye roll). It was so bad we actually almost said something to him about his nasty attitude and almost didn't buy a donut...but then we figured we had already walked to the middle of nowhere and we weren't going there for no reason.

So basically...if you think that someone who owns a service business should actually care about their customers, don't step in the door. Go to your local Dunkin Donuts - they'll actually have a smile on their face.

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