When we were young, grabbing a donut usually meant a trip to the nearest Krispy Kreme at a local strip mall. Fortunately for our kids, today’s donut runs hold a lot more appeal: artisanal bakeries in NYC have taken fried dough to a whole new level. Some focus on candy-covered and brunch-food inspired varieties. others insist on using entirely local ingredients. Prepare to drool as you click through our favorite NYC fry factories.

Dun-Well Doughnuts

The donuts at this East Williamsburg shop are so fluffy, light and wonderfully moist you’d never guess that they’re (gasp!) vegan. Owners Christopher Hollowell and Dan Dunbar have designed a menu with over 200 flavors. Traditional glazed, cinnamon sugar and coconut are just some of the staples that are regularly available. There are also more funky options like lavender lemon curd, cadbury cream egg and margarita as well. It’s best to stop by in the mornings if you’re planning on taking the kids. The shop can get crowded and often sells out of popular flavors. We recommend treating the little ones and their pals to a House Mix Dozen and sampling 12 irresistible flavors.

Dun-Well Doughnuts
222 Montrose Ave.
East Williamsburg
347-294-0871
Online: dunwelldoughnuts.com

photo: Yi-Ching L. via Yelp

–Michelle McIvor Cohen

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— Michelle Cohen