Happy National Donut Day!
My FAVORITE day of the year (after my birthday of course)! I have chosen to celebrate by sharing two new New York City donut establishments with you! And by sharing some special #agirlandherdonut blooper photos. E always gets a few horrible photos of me mid-bite!
Let the donut celebrations begin!
The Doughnut Project – New York, NY
The Doughnut Project does not shy away from new and different flavor combinations. In fact, they are famous for their Beet and Ricotta donut (aka Those Beetz Are Dope). Sounds delicious! Unfortunately, E hates beets (probably more than he hates mushrooms). Since we were sharing the donut we decided on something we both could enjoy, an Olive Oil and Black Pepper Donut (aka The Bronx). We both are HUGE fans of Olive Oil Cake. The olive oil used for the donut is locally sourced from Oliviers & Co. The donut was perfectly fried. Light and fluffy, just the way I like it. The pepper was subtle. It was unexpectedly delicious!
We were speaking with the owner and she mentioned that they had a special collaboration with Angry Orchard Cider planned for National Donut Day. I wish we could be in NYC to try it! We will definitely be visiting again soon!
Underwest Donuts – New York, NY
THIS DONUT SHOP IS IN A CAR WASH, PEOPLE. Need I say more? Well, even if I don’t, I will.
I somehow convinced my father in law to stop at Underwest Donuts on our way out of New York City this weekend. I MUST remember how I did that for the future…
Underwest is right on the Westside Highway inside of a car wash. Definitely an interesting place for a donut shop! It is also directly across the highway from the Intrepid Museum. Because it was Memorial Day there was nowhere to park, so I quickly ran in to grab a few donuts. Underwest makes artisanal cake donuts. I was overwhelmed by how many different flavors they had.
I settled on the Car Wash (vanilla lavender), Matcha Green Tea and Blueberry Thyme donuts. Three donuts for four people. That seemed like enough.
When we arrived back in New Jersey, it was time for a taste test! I started with the Car Wash donut and it was AMAZING. The vanilla and lavender both come through without overwhelming my palette. Next we tried the Blueberry Thyme donut. It had a piece of candied lemon on top which we all thought was unnecessary. The donut itself was delicious. The blueberry was present and the thyme was subtly there as well. I was NOT a fan of the Matcha Green Tea donut. It had a chalky taste to me. E loved it! To each their own.
I can’t wait to see what other interesting flavor combinations Underwest Donuts comes up with! I am sure they have something brilliant up there sleeves!
Car Wash/Underwest Donuts Entrance
So Many Flavors!
And now for the donut bloopers… Because you can never take yourself too seriously!
I Whip My Hair Back and Forth (Blackbird Doughnuts)Caught in the Act (Astro Doughnuts)Wait…You Are Still Taking Pictures?! (Underwest Donuts)Looking Like A Floridian Retiree (Blackbird Doughnuts)How To Eat A Duffun (Brownie Points Bakery)Stop It! Let Me Eat My Duffin in Peace (Brownie Points Bakery)That Is Just Unattractive (Purple Glaze)I Didn’t Say Go Yet! (Montclair Bread Company)My “I Am Trying To Act Cool While Eating A Donut” Face (Montclair Bread Company)These Crunch Balls Are Interesting (Palmer’s Sweetery and Cafe)