If you couldn’t guess by the insane amount of Snapchat filters or by the 900 photos your friend from college has posted in the last half hour, today is National Doughnut Day! Whether your preference is jelly, french twist, or just a classic glaze, today is your day to rejoice in all their glistening glory and forget about the carbs. You could just walk out of your office and run to your nearest Dunkin Donuts, which by the way is giving out *FREE doughnuts in honor of the holiday, or you could try one of New York City’s critically acclaimed, gourmet doughnut shops…
(*with coffee purchase)
10. Dough Donuts
You’ve probably heard of them and for good reason. They take the name glazed doughnuts to a whole new meaning…
9. Sullivan Street Bakery
Now that they’ve been put on your radar, you should know they also have amazing baked goods in general, including but not limited to their delicious doughnuts.
That is a pizza box filled with a variety of mini doughnuts, need I say more?
7. Peter Pan Donuts & Pastry Shop
Sadly, this Brooklyn landmark does not have a website. Which only means you’ll have to go there to truly experience believe in their goodness. But take my word for it, it is more than worth the trip.
6. Doughnut Plant
The doughnuts at Doughnut Plant are so big, it may take two people to finish one… Haha, Who are we kidding, we’re gonna eat the whole thing ourselves.
5. The Donut Pub
Basically, if there’s ‘pub’ in the name, you can bet your bottom dollar we’re going to try it. Serving doughnuts since 1964, The Donut Pub has the recipe down to a science.
4. Underwest Donuts
If you are what you eat, my new diet will only include Underwest’s doughnuts because they are absolutely beautiful.
3. Pies ‘n’ Thighs
Granted, this establishment is typically well known for their fried chicken, however, recently they debuted the sourdough doughnut. According to the owner, Sara Sanneh, they are a one of a kind creation only available at Pies ‘n’ Thighs.
2. Dun-Well Doughnuts
With a name like that, they better be the best doughnut I’ve ever had in my life… And they are. How can you argue with thick, fluffy, doughy, goodness? You can’t. Their photos speak for themselves.
1. Manila Social Club
You guessed it! How could we leave out the $150, gold or platinum crusted doughnut? You’re not dreaming, this is real life and you can really purchase this doughnut. You work hard and you deserve everything in your life to be encrusted in gold, but for now, we’ll start with the doughnuts.
Happy National Donut Day!