Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween's Over, But Pumpkins are Just Getting Started!

Pumpkin Spice Doughnut from Krispy Kreme
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 Pumpkin Doughnut
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.

Pumpkin Doughnut
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

Doughnut Plant doughnuts can be found at:
Joe the Art of Coffee
Graybar Passage, Grand Central Station
Lexington Avenue between 44th and 43rd Street

To find your nearest Dunkin Donuts, click here.

1 comment:

Jennifer Galatioto said...

I am from NY and only have had outstanding apple cider donuts in PA. I do agree that pumpkins shouldn't get tossed away with the old halloween decorations!