Lawman and I recently had a Lower East Side grazing brunch. We started with a knish at Yonah Schimmel's, followed by a bagel and lox with an egg cream at Russ and Daughters and polished off our meal with a trip to the Doughnut Plant where we came face to face with this beguiling basket of churros. I had seen churros on the menu at Doughnut Plant but I've never actually seen them up close and personal. Initially I was dismissive. I mean come on, it's called the Doughnut Plant for a reason, but then I read the sign and discovered these weren't any old churros...
No, this was a basket of churros rellenos con cajeta--churros that are filled with a goat milk caramel. Um, you had me at goat milk caramel. Oh, who am I kidding? You had me at filled churro.
Many of the churros I've encountered in the city have been mediocre at best. The churros from the Doughnut Plant were exceptional. Fresh and cinnamony, chewy yet tender, the churros rellenos are worth saving little extra tummy space.
Doughnut Plant 379 Grand Street, between Suffolk and Clinton (212) 505-3700 Tuesday through Sunday: 6:30am until 6:30pm www.doughnutplant.com