As expected of one of the most populated cities in the world, the area is filled with an overflowing number of food choices. For this video, we’ll look at five must-try donut shops in New York City you should consider visiting.
Starting off this list is an old-timer that serves the classics. Leske’s Bakery prides itself in its selection of New York favorites like its Brooklyn blackout cake and black-and-white cookies.
They also have other interesting options like their Scandinavian kringle, a flaky buttery pastry similar to a donut but different in terms of texture. Leske’s Bakery has been open since 1961, so it’s definitely already an institution in the area.
The Doughnut Project is a small yet well-worth-the-price option to visit. It’s inspired by food, fun, and cocktails and has been open since 2015 in West Village. All their doughnuts are hand-made and guaranteed to be made with love.
For their flavors, they probably have the most unique and odd options in this video. They have flavors like Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie, which are creative but expected, but they also have surprisingly unique flavors—even for New York standards—such as their bone-marrow infused chocolate donut or their Nueske bacon-topped donut with whiskey cream filling and maple whiskey glaze.
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
Like the story, Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is a classic. Locals have enjoyed their donuts and pastries for over 60 years, mainly thanks to their amazing menu.
Their Red Velvet, Boston Cream, and Sour Cream Glazed donuts are the most popular by far, but their Cannoli cream and apple crumb donuts are also worth waiting in line for.
Fan-Fan Doughnuts opened during the first year of the pandemic and, against all odds, has had more success than many of its batchmates. Attributed to this success are their amazing donuts and amazing flavors. A must-try in Fan-Fan is their King Cake and Mango Lassi.
Last but not least on this list is a well-known bakery for its amazing croissants, but they also have an underrated selection of donuts. The way they present their bites is great indicators of how amazing they also taste.
Supermoon Bakehouse’s donuts often vary in flavors, so there’s much to choose from.