While trend followers wait in long lines for cronuts, take the kids for a less buzz-worthy (but equally amazing) breakfast treat – a donut. We’re not talking boring old chain style treats here. Whether you crave classics like cinnamon and sugar cake donuts or more unique concoctions like a red velvet or a PB & J flavored pastry, Red Tricycle has your donut shop covered. Read on to learn more about the family-friendly picks in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

First stop for flavor mavens

There’s no end to the sheer thrill your kid will get checking out the 20 plus varieties of doughnuts available at this Lower East Side joint. Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam Filled and Chocolate Chip Cookie to name a few. While mellow music thrums from the sound system, you’ll want to stay all day at Doughnut Plant as you treat yourself to the newest variety, the coffee cake donut, or watch as your kid delights in discovering that the Blackout is stuffed liberally with chocolate pudding. Also worth noting, Doughnut Plant uses organic ingredients when available and leaves out artificial colors and flavorings.

Doughnut Plant
379 Grand Street
212-505-3700

What is your family’s favorite donut shop?

–Lambeth Hochwald