If you’re looking for the absolute best donuts in the world, New York City is the place to be! This city has a large selection of really good bakeries serving mouthwatering donuts, which will guarantee to hit your sweet spot.
We asked locals, scouted the internet for reviews, and tasted some of them ourselves to come up with our list. We have included some old-school favorites as well as popular newer spots with more trendy and creative flavors. Enjoy!
This donut shop is well known for their mouthwatering and creative donuts. Doughnut Plant serves some donut flavors such as creme brulee, maple pancake, chocolate, carrot cake, and peanut butter and jelly, but also have seasonal flavors. You will not regret coming here!
Diet options: vegan, gluten-free
Address: Located in Downtown Brooklyn, Lower East side, Williamsburg, and Grand Central Terminal
Fan-Fan Doughnuts have delicious donuts, and some are almost too pretty looking to eat. This Bed-Stuy donut shop have a large variety of donuts with different toppings and fillings. I have to say that they are all great, but my all-time favorites are vanilla glaze, choc-choc (chocolate), danny boy (salted brown butter caramel), and churros & chocolate.
Address: 448 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop is a classic NYC donut spot. This family-owned pastry shop has been making delicious donuts in Brooklyn for seven decades. I love that they still have the old-school décor and uniforms as when they opened in the 1950s. You may have to stand in line to get your hand on one of their delicious donuts, but it’s worth the wait! Some of their best donuts in my opinion are Chocolate Cake Volcano, Sour Cream Glazed, Apple Crump, and French Cruller.
Address: 727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
You can’t find a better cruller than at Daily Provision, which is just a twisted donut. These donuts are addictive and absolutely one of the best New York has to offer! Here you can get flavors like maple glazed, Mayer Lemon Poppy Seed, Cinnamon (my favorite) and other seasonal flavors. They tend to sell out by mid-morning so don’t get there too late.
Address: Located in Manhattan West, Union Square, Upper West Side, and West Village
The Donut Pub
The Donut Pub serves some of the best donuts in New York City around the clock. Here you will find a wide variety of flavors to choose from. I would suggest coming here for their regular donuts, glazed croissant donuts or their specials such as Chocolate Dipper and Brooklyn Kreme. The best part is that they are open 24/7!
Address: Located in West Village, and Astor Place
Some people hate it, and some people love it. Yes, I’m talking about Dunkin Donuts, and I just had to include it on the list. When I’m craving a really unhealthy fast-food kind of donut, only this place will do. Dunkin Donuts have shops located all over the city (and the whole country), kind of like Starbucks. Dunkin Donuts have endless flavors to choose from.
Address: Located all over New York City
This Lower East Side place makes some of the best donuts in New York, where each one looks like a piece of art. Trust me, Supermoon Bakehouse is worth the hype! Their menu and donut flavors change every two weeks, so don’t miss out.
Address: 120 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
If you’re looking for a traditional donut you will not find it here. This West Village bakery have a unique concept of what it means to combine sweet and savory. Doughnut Project offers a large variety of very adventurous and delicious donut like the everything donut, cereal milk crunch, cinnamon roll, beet glazed, and olive oil with black pepper glace. They also have some vegan options.
Diet options: Vegan
Address: 10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014
Dough offers a variety of donut flavors that goes beyond the classic plain or chocolate flavored donuts. Here you can find flavors like blueberry lemon, passion fruit, cinnamon sugar, a Nutella-stuffed option, and seasonal flavors such as s’mores, cheesecake, and blood orange. They also offer vegan donuts.
Diet options: Vegan
Address: Located in Astoria, Flatiron, Brooklyn, Midtown, and Prospect Heights
This place is a dream come true for all the vegans out there. Dun-Well makes delicious donuts and they’re all vegan. Here you can find flavors such as brownie batter, cinnamon roll, everything bagel, pumpkin spice latte and more.
Diet options: Vegan
Address: 222 Montrose Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206
Sullivan Street Bakery
Sullivan Street Bakery offers an Italian version of the donut called bomboloni. These light and chewy pastries come with three different fillings: vanilla custard, tart raspberry jam and chocolate ganache.
Address: Located in Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea
Moe’s Doughs Donut Shop
This Greenpoint location makes some of the best donuts in New York City. Here you can find some seriously creative donut flavors like snickers, maple bacon, rainbow cake, and nutella sandwich.
Address: 126 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Leske’s truly makes some of the best donuts in New York. You can’t go wrong with one of their donuts or Scandinavian pastries. My favorite donuts would be the Cinnamon Twist or Chocolate Covered Boston Cream. It really hits the spot if you’re craving a delicious donut.
Address: 7612 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209