Counter Intelligence

The Doughnut Plant

Posted in New York City by melissamccart on October 29, 2006

Two mentions of The Doughnut Plant in one day: Ed Levine Eats has a post on it and Brian Bistrong and Chieun Ko-Bistrong cites them in the Times’ “Habitat” column, “And Doughnut Plant doughnuts, you know, those large ones they have at Dean and Deluca?”  Mr. Bistrong said.  “Well, they’re great.  We both find them very addicting.” 

In Levine’s post, he goes to the plant and buys one of each.  Really, they look and sound kind of ridiculous. 

Raised Valhrona Chocolate Doughnut
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Raised Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut (ew.)
Raised Vanilla Doughnut
Pumpkin Cake Doughnut
Tres Leches Cake Doughnut
Blackout Cake Doughnut

But then again, donuts are a silly and frivolous food.  I’ve had a couple recently at Pyramids Moroccan on 6th and Florida– as well as at Komi for dessert.  I also hear they’re delicious at Colorado Kitchen and Tabard Inn.  True?

I think donut freaks are waiting anxiously for the Fractured Prune to open in Dupont and Arlington at the beginning of 2007  later this month! Erin Zimmer wrote about them for dcist here.  Are they better than The Doughnut Plant’s?  Someone will have to arrange for a taste test when it opens, though like cupcakes, I’m not so sure doughnuts travel well. 

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  1. DCist Erin said, on October 30, 2006 at 11:14 pm

    And the “coming soon” sign is still outside Fractured Prune weeks after that post! What a tease!

    Thanks for the shout-out, M. :)


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