We're thoroughly entrenched in the fall season; the leaves have been turning, the farmers market is awash with reds, oranges, yellows, and Peruvian purples, apples are in full swing, and pumpkin is everywhere and in everything, including doughnuts. **This is by no means a comprehensive list of pumpkin doughnuts offered in NYC right now**
Rather this are just three doughnuts I've come across in the past few weeks, the first being the pumpkin spice from Krispy Kreme. An outside crumb trapped by glaze, fall spices, and a good pumpkin flavor made this quite the treat.
The next one was the pumpkin doughnut from Doughnut Plant. It looked very promising, like a pumpkin version of their carrot cake doughnut. Alas, it was all a guise! One bite showed that all pumpkin flavor and color was in the glaze, the actual doughnut was plain.
Lastly, the doughnut we've all been hearing about, the pumpkin doughnut from Dunkin. Bland is the nicest way to put it. Negligible pumpkin flavor or spices, it wasn't enjoyable at all.
Winner, so far: Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme 2 Penn Plaza @ Amtrak Rotunda (212) 947-7175 1 Penn Plaza on the LIRR level (212) 564-5094 www.krispykreme.com
Doughnut Plant doughnuts can be found at: Joe the Art of Coffee Graybar Passage, Grand Central Station Lexington Avenue between 44th and 43rd Street www.joetheartofcoffee.com