New Yorkers are in for a sweet weekend later this month — and all for a good cause.
Bobalky & Gnocchi, a food/beverage consulting and event production company from Chicago, announced New York City will have its very first Donut Fest on Jan. 23 in Brooklyn.
The company saw success in their second annual Donut Fest in Chicago and decided to bring the delicious tradition to the Big Apple.
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During the city’s festival — which will be benefiting Food Bank for New York City — a selection of the top bakeries and restaurants will bring out their best doughnuts for crowds to devour. At the end, one will be chosen as the “Best Donut in NYC.”
Currently participating establishments are Dun-Well Doughnuts, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Du Jour Bakery, Mike’s Donuts, The Doughnut Project, Clementine Bakery, Glaze Donuts, Carpe Donuts, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Cafe Grumpy, Brooklyn Roasting Company and D’Amico Coffee Roasters. Extra vendors will be announced on the Donut Fest website as they are confirmed.
The event is slated to take place at Verboten located at 54 North 11th St. in Brooklyn and tickets are available for three different sessions.
Tickets for the first VIP session from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. are $50 and include early entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, three coffee tickets and a Donut Fest mug. The second session, from 11:30 am. to 2 p.m., and third session, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., are $35 and include entry into the fest, tickets to taste from each of the participating vendors, plus three coffee tickets.
All of the profits from Donut Fest will be donated to Food Bank For New York City.