All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Donut Pub in NYC

Donut Pub

New York, New York

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203 W 14th St (At 7th Ave) New York, NY 10011

(212) 929-0126

donutpub.com

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What I tried:

Canoli cronut & french krueller & 3 glazed donut holes

~$

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What to expect:

They are open 24/7 so usually they have donuts all day. They carried all their advertised flavors. It was a larger space with old dining style seating (plenty of it too). the french krueller was heavy and oily and after one bite I was done. The donut holes were standard and delicious.

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My favorite:

Croissant donut! They use FUDGE on the cannoli croissant donut and it was the best donut I’ve ever had.

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All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Underwest Donuts in NYC

Underwest Donuts

New York, New York

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638 W 47TH ST, New York , NY 10036
212 317 2359

underwestdonuts.com

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What I tried:

Carwash, raspberry yogurt, and maple waffle.

~$9.75.

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What to expect:

The raspberry is sour and sweet. The Carwash is classic vanilla. Heavy fresh cake base on all the donuts. The Carwash is most popular. Get your donuts, literally, in the car wash building, where you’d normally use the restroom or sit and watch your car get freshened up.

My favorite:

The location is fabulously unique (if you don’t mind the smell of carwash chemicals). The donuts are also normal sized and much like Dunkin Donuts in that they have heavier cake filling and aren’t bigger than your hand!

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Dough Donuts in NYC

Dough Donuts

New York, New York

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230 Park Avenue (at 45th St) New York, NY 10169
646-747-0806

doughdonuts.com

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What I tried:

passionfruit and horchata blood orange (the daily special)

~$6.50.

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What to expect:

More than just fun looking and fun flavored donuts, this is a space you can chill (which apparently in NYC is difficult to find).

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My favorite:

The view. These donuts were not worth the calories, but the glazes were worth a lick.

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Superior Donuts Valley Center Stage, North Bend

After a visit to Georgia’s Bakery – where I snacked on the delicious cronut – I went upstairs to the Village Theatre to see the Superior Donuts production!

My last experience with community theater wasn’t that great, so I didn’t have high expectations going in, however, just seeing the set I could tell that this show was going to be good. Care and detail had been put into the set. The walls of the donut ‘shop’ were made to look old and outdated. They even had a fake view to the outside with an open sign and everything!

 

If you get a chance, I would highly recommend this play!

Full of laughs and catch you by surprise contemporary phrasing (aka adult language), Superior Donuts was highly entertaining. The play itself contained great dialogue and character interaction and while some scenes were a bit unusual, the play as a whole was very well written. The Valley Center Stage was a delightful little theater. No seat was a bad seat and the actors’ voices carried all the way to the back. The actors themselves carried the play from delightful to amazing. Their delivery and timing were impeccable. They even ate donuts and drank coffee during the scenes! My favorite parts of the play were the fast quips making fun of everything from Starbucks to donuts to the way the main character, Arthur, dresses. Grab yourself a donut from the concession stand (courtesy of Georgia’s) and settle in for a night (or afternoon) of laughs and entertainment with this comedy drama.

Description from the websiteSuperior Donuts takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, one of Chicago’s most racially diverse communities. Arthur Przybyszewski, a despondent, aging 1960s radical owns a run-down, dated donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. New employee Franco Wicks, a young, enthusiastic black man, inspires to infuse new energy into the shop while Arthur remains detached from investing in his business and life. Arthur grapples with his past while Franco, trying to find footing in his own life, has his own serious challenges.  This provocative comedy drama explores the challenges of embracing the past while celebrating the redemptive power of friendship.

 

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Doughnuttery in NYC

Doughnuttery

New York, New York

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1000S Eighth Avenue, (Columbus Circle Subway Station), Suite #22, New York, NY 10019
212-633-4359

doughnuttery.com

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What I tried:

6 for $6 (plain and lemon)

~$6 and tax

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What to expect:

Grab and go donuts smothered in a multitude of sugars.

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My favorite:

This donut shop is located in the subway! Underground donuts!

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All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Doughnut Project in NYC

Doughnut Project

New York, New York

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10 Morton Street, NY, NY 10014

212.691.5000

thedoughnutproject.com

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What I tried:

lemon sea salt

~$3.75

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What to expect:

This lovely little local shop will run out so get there early! They are large and handcrafted donuts of usual and unusual flavors. They ran out at 3:30, but we were able to snag the second to last donut! It was quite large and easily fed us both. They are perfect for sharing. The flavor was delicious with a heavy yeast filling and a light lemon flavor that was true to lemon, but delicious and to top it off we could taste the hint of sea salt.

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My favorite:

This was an easy to find location that featured a Star Wars interior theme and best of all they offer donut classes!

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – General Porpoise Doughnuts in Seattle

General Porpoise Doughnuts

Seattle, WA

My Live Video Review on Youtube is HERE

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1020 E. UNION ST., SEATTLE WA 98122

206 – 900 – 8770

gpdoughnuts.com

 

Review criteria:

Most popular donut at the shop: “Vanilla”
Signature shop donut:NA
Most popular US donut: glazed (not available)
2nd most popular US donut: Boston Creme (not available)
Donut Hole: Not Available

 

What I tried:

Vanilla, Chocolate Marshmallow, Lemon, Apple Quince Jam

$3.85/each or $18.41 for 4 including tax

 

What to expect:

This small donut shop is very much like Seattle: hip and young. If you’re looking for one type of donut, then this is your place. They only make the cream filled sugar topped donuts that are very fresh and most are very delicious. I thought some the cream fillings weren’t that great, but the donut itself was very good. They also didn’t put that much cream into the donuts.

 

My favorite:

The vanilla! It tasted like vanilla mousse, light and creamy.

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Mighty-O Donuts in Seattle

Mighty-O Donuts

Seattle, WA

My Live Video Review on Youtube is HERE

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 1400 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

(206) 547-0335

Mightyo.com

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Review criteria:

Most popular donut at the shop: “Maple Bar”
Signature shop donut: Perhaps the French Toast
Most popular US donut: glazed (cake donut)
2nd most popular US donut: Boston Creme (Not Available)
Donut Hole: Not Available

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What I tried:

Glazed, lemon poppy seed, maple bar, French toast, peppermint, chocolate raspberry

~$13.40

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What to expect:

This corner store is next to easy street parking and has high ceilings and a high counter. The donuts are displayed like a fancy catering event’s dessert table. All the donuts are beautifully frosted and not heavy in their cake filling.

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My favorite:

I liked the peppermint the best, but I think I would have liked any donut with their chocolate cake interior. The frosting is perfectly balanced with the amount of cake and isn’t overwhelmingly sweet, but fully flavored.

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Family Donuts – Lynnwood, WA

Family Donuts

lynnwood, WA

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7600 196th St SW #850, Lynnwood, WA 98036

(425) 712-0903

 

Review criteria:

Most popular donut at the shop: NA
Signature shop donut: NA
Most popular US donut: glazed
2nd most popular US donut: Boston crème
Donut Hole: Glazed $2.00/doz

 

What I tried:

Glazed Twist, Boston Creme, Donut Holes

$4.15 total

 

What to expect:

the glazed donut holes looked exceptionally nice but the glaze/donut tasted mildly chalky lke they weren’t made from fresh oi. The boston crème definitely tastes like there’s something flavoring the oil they cook the donuts in. I’m not a fan.

 

My favorite:

I wasn’t impressed with this donut shop.

All About the Donuts: Local Donut Shop Review – Dona Queen Donuts and Deli – Seattle, WA

Dona Queen Donuts and Deli

Seattle, WA

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View my LIVE review HERE

7018 Bothell Way NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
(206) 496-3670

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Review criteria:

Most popular donut at the shop: “All of them”
Signature shop donut: NA
Most popular US donut: glazed
2nd most popular US donut: Boston crème
Donut Hole: Glazed

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What I tried:

Maple Bar, Glazed, Boston Crème, cake donut

$15.97 total for an assorted dozen

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What to expect:

This little shop has its own little parking lot – so don’t despair for Seattle parking as there are plenty of compact spots for you to use. It’s an easy turn to get into the lot and easy to spot this little donut place. Dona Queen Donuts isn’t just donuts! They are also a deli so you can get real food there too! This place is your run of the mill donut shop where you can get all the classics, as well as sandwiches and Korean favorites.

 

My favorite:

I liked how you can get Bulgogi and a glazed donut at the same time! You might be able to convince them to make a sandwich out of a donut if you try hard enough.