Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Doughnut Plant

Since Old New York was once New Amsterdam, I owe a big thank you to both NYC and the friendly Dutch who (likely) first invented the modern-day doughnut/donut there.

I was determined to try the trendy cronut (a hybrid croissant and donut) at Dominique Ansel Bakery, but my hopes and dreams of trying this highly sought after treat were put into reality: I would have been waiting in line for at least two hours with no cronut guarantee. It's probably an "ain't nobody got time for that" thing to you, but to me, it was close to happening. Fortunately, I remembered that NYC is a big city (duh), and there were plenty of other doughnuts to be had (and other activities to spend hours of my day doing).

Cue The Doughnut Plant. It was no cronut experience, but the doughnut pillow decor and doughnut tile slightly made up for it. Okay, so that's a complete bald-faced lie, but it was cute.

Although this trendy doughnut spot offers delicacies such as Rose, Green Tea, Pistachio, and Peanut Butter & Blackberry Jam, I tried a traditional Vanilla Bean. There's no shame in the classic doughnut game, but I should have tried something else too. My regular glazed doughnut was tasty, but underwhelming. Was it underwhelming because of the taste or just the fact that it was a Plain Jane in a world of Liberace doughnuts? I'm not really sure. I should have tried something else with a bit more flair for comparison. The next time I'm in the Big Apple, I will refer to the New York Doughnut Map too.

Maybe I'm just jaded after the Vanilla Bean Doughnut at Glazed & Infused in Chicago.

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