Go Nuts for Donuts
by Julie Besonen, 06/13/2012
(From left) Dough photo by gsz (via Flickr) • Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop photo by Joe Buglewicz
The Achilles' heel of cops, weight watchers and Homer Simpson, donuts are just too delicious to resist. These (usually) ring-shaped wonders are having their cupcake moment, with innovative bakers varnishing them in hibiscus, lemon ginger or pistachio cream. At the iconoclastic Brooklyn restaurant Do or Dine, they're stuffed with foie gras. Five Points serves them at brunch in the form of cinnamon-sugar-dusted churros with a shot of hot Mexican chocolate. At Wonder City Coffee & Donut Bar (inside The Brindle Room), caramel, chocolate-hazelnut and powdered sugar versions are made by adding mashed potatoes to the dough. Some donuts are enormous, while others, such as those at Balthazar Bakery, are more French-petite in style. Our slideshow highlights where you can find the best classic glaze donuts and vegan donuts and many others that are well worth the calories.