Sunday, April 30, 2017

New York's Best Doughnuts


Foodies are raving that "the best doughnuts in New York" are made at a small store in the Bed Stuy section of Brooklyn. Today I checked the veracity of this boast. I fired up my S1000R and ventured into the beating heart of Brooklyn.

A store named Dough was opened in 2010 by chef Fany Gerson. Her doughnuts were an instant hit and people started coming from far and wide. In addition to the Bed Stuy location, she later opened a second store in the Flatiron section of Manhattan. Newspapers report that Dough has acquired cult-status and been lauded by several national food magazines.

The doughnuts are made in small batches throughout the day for maximum freshness. When I arrived mid-afternoon, several new trays of hot doughnuts were popping out of the oven.

The doughnuts are made with brioche-like dough and use high-quality ingredients like European butter and fresh nutmeg. Unlike many places that put fancy toppings on mediocre doughnuts, here the doughnuts themselves are exceptional. Superb taste with perfect consistency.

There are 14 inventive flavors. I tried Hibiscus, Blood Orange, Salted Chocolate Caramel and Cafe au Lait, all scrumptious.

If you're not adventurous enough to visit Brooklyn, you can get these doughnuts at a new cafe on Long Island (Sweet Agenda Cafe in Glen Cove) which is an exclusive distributor. Every morning the cafe-owner drives into Bed Stuy, picks up trays of doughnuts and brings them out to hungry hordes in suburbia. They go fast.



23 comments:

  1. Oh man that sounds incredibly delish.

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  2. I saw this on your FB and immediately wanted to fly to NYC!

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  3. I'll be changing my flight on Thursday from Missouri to New York because I need these donuts ASAP.

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  4. I am sure you recall the old commercial that "I'd walk a mile for a Camel". A trip to Bed/Sty would be worth it for these donuts.
    I know that there has been a craze for cupcakes over the past decade but my preference has always been for donuts.
    Pat

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  5. I will have to tell Severo about this place. He LOVES doughnuts!

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  6. Oh my! This makes my mouth water.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  7. I love NY! I would like to there!

    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: CITY OF STARS

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  8. Omg, how awesome are these tasty treats? I've got a craving now!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  9. Oh wow, I have to admit i have yet to try a super duper amazing doughnut yet... maybe this will go on my list.

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  10. YUM! Those look incredible.

    Mary
    www.marymurnane.com

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  11. Well, these look very shiny and bright!

    -Kati

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  12. That looks amazing, i want doughnuts now :)

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  13. how cute is the name DOUGH! i'm wondering what hibiscus tasted like?

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    1. Pleasant and flowery. Have you ever eaten anything rose-flavored? Like that. (Indians eat rose ice cream.)

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  14. Oh, yum... these look delicious! And that's awesome that you can get them in Long Island, too!!

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  15. I love sweets and baked goods, but I've weirdly never enjoyed donuts. However, a blood orange or hibiscus donuts sound amazing! If I'm in Brooklyn anytime soon, I'm checking this place out!

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    1. I generally don't like donuts either because they're usually too cloyingly sweet, but these are perfect.

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  16. Those all sound wonderful. Out of allll sweets, donuts are my downfall. We have a little Korean-run place called "Best Donuts" and they really are delicious.

    I usually judge a donut place by their plain glazed, but those flavors do sound remarkably creative.

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  17. Adding on - The lemon poppy would be the one I'd want to try!

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    1. Or the chocolate earl grey... mmmm!

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  18. Beautiful motor. And those doughnuts look scrumptious. Don't think I will ever eat them. Bummer.
    Greetje

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  19. Those doughnuts look absolutely yummy!!! Awesome photo of your bike.

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