What's the importance of National Doughnut Day, you say? It's an excuse to eat them, of course. Here's the holy grail of hot, new doughnuts to try in New York City. Try not to drool all over your keyboard.
Doughnut Plant: Avocado Toast Doughpods
Hotel Chelsea, 220 W. 23rd St.
If you want to lose your savory doughnut virginity that you may not have known even existed, try out the avocado toast doughpods at the Doughnut Plant. The sesame seed dough is stuffed with avocado and fried in olive oil, making it a go-to for lunch while still being a special treat.
Black Barn Restaurant: Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts
19 E 26th St.
Going out for dinner with a group of friends? Better really like them, because Black Barn Restaurant serves cinnamon sugar doughnuts — drizzled in sweet, gooey caramel — that will be hard to share for dessert.
The Doughnut Project: Bone Marrow Chocolate Doughnut
10 Morton St.
A truly interesting fusion of flavors is offered by the Doughnut Project with their bone marrow chocolate doughnut covered in clementine icing. The shop did a special week's worth of meat doughnuts last month, and this one was so good they decided to keep it around.
Cinnamon Snail: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Doughnuts
2 Pennsylvania Plaza
The trendy hipster in you must be wondering, "Where's the vegan option?" Look no further — the Cinnamon Snail, originally a vegan doughnut food truck, offers the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Doughnut, stuffed with rich chocolate ganache. Not only is it vegan, but it's also a combo of all the best things in life.
Dough: Lemon Poppy Doughnut
13 W 19th St.
You can choose your favorite muffin flavor to the max at Dough Doughnuts with their new lemon poppy creation. The fact that Dough also has a stand at Smorgasburg is reason enough to go check out what else is new and delicious for summer.