Go Nuts for Donuts
by Julie Besonen, 06/13/2012
Photo: Howard Walfish (via Flickr)
448A Lafayette Ave., 347-533-7544, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
The most important rule for donuts is to get them while they're fresh. That usually means early in the morning, but at Dough they're made all day long, so there's no danger of biting into a stale one. It's hard not to be wowed when beholding the array of fat donuts, glistening with passionfruit glaze and cocoa nibs or dredged in toasted coconut ($2.25–$2.75). The brilliant pink color of the hibiscus glaze is another wonder. Dough's donuts are plush, with a stretchy interior, and not too sweet—so good they're almost impossible not to wolf down. Yes, they are worth a special trip to Bed-Stuy. The wood-detailed shop opened in late 2010 and has a progressive sensibility, featuring strong coffee from Brooklyn Roasting Company, loose-leaf teas and stools that overlook the kitchen, where the bakers' artistry is on display.