For the last few years in New York the word on the street (I can’t believe I just used that phrase) has been that the donut was the new cupcake, which means that more places have started selling donuts, many with ridiculous flavours (hibiscus donut, anyone?) and at high prices.
Yet there are some things that don’t need fiddling with and the donut is one of them. It’s really quite simple—donuts should come in a few traditional flavours and should be cheap. And the best donuts in New York can be found at the Donut Pub. Now there are some who might disagree with me on this and that’s fine, they’re welcome to their opinion. But hear me out.
The Donut Pub has been in business since 1964. They are open 24 hours, seven days a week, and sell traditional donuts—rings, old fashioned, filled, and crullers—in the usual glazed, chocolate, sugar, jelly, and a few other flavors (the red velvet appears to be their nod to trends) along with other sweets and bagels. You can grab a stool and sit at the counter or get yours to go (if you do and order a coffee, they'll put it in your bag along with your donut, a sign that you’re in a real New York joint). A chocolate ring and coffee will set you back less than $3. And if that weren’t enough, the owner’s name is Buzzy. What more could you want in a donut shop?
The Donut Pub is located in Chelsea near the corner of West 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. For more information, check out their site here.
Photos by Michele. Sorry there aren't more donut close-ups. I was only able to take a few quick shots inside and meant to take one of my chocolate ring that I got to go but it, uh, didn't last long enough.