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Doughnut Plant at Whole Foods

Doughnut Plant at Whole Foods

Blueberry doughnut
Blueberry doughnut

A couple years ago, I went to Doughnut Plant for doughnuts, and I ate about 5 of them at once.  They were soft, fluffy and perfectly flavored and pretty much on par with what I think are the kings of Chicago's doughnut frenzy, Doughnut Vault and Firecakes Donuts.  Unfortunately, we went a bit too late that time and were stuck with only a couple of the more normal flavors like vanilla glazed.  So imagine my glee when I found out that the Whole Foods at Columbus Circle sells Doughnut Plant doughnuts in the bar area!

My favorite doughnut was definitely the PB&J doughnut.  There is nothing like biting into a doughnut that brings back childhood memories of munching on a PB&J that practically glues your mouth shut.  Plus, there are crushed peanuts sprinkled all over the doughnut, so it's like the crunchy version!

Peanut butter and blackberry jam filled square doughnut
Peanut butter and blackberry jam filled square doughnut

In case you don't like to be adventurous with doughnuts, they were also offering their decadent triple chocolate cake doughnut.  Mmmm...

Triple chocolate doughnut
Triple chocolate doughnut

Tips:

  1. If you have kids, grab them a doughnut and let them munch on it while you guys grocery shop!
  2. To wash down the doughnuts, get a drink at the bar.  The hard cranberry apple cider pairs pretty well with these doughnuts!
Cranberry apple cider
Cranberry apple cider
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