It’s been open since November. There are over 150 reviews of it on the web site that shall not be named. How come it’s not on this board? (or at least I can’t find it via the search feature) Well, Dough is located where Clinton Hill transitions into Bed-Stuy. Outer Boroughs Chowhounders, a LOT of you need to leave the security of the 7 train and get some of these doughnuts!
My friend who recommended this place told me not to bother with what’s in the case and hold off for five minutes until they bring out the next tray of whatever flavor and get that. I couldn’t wait that long—and ya know what? It doesn’t matter. They’re all wonderful.
Zounds! Dough’s doughnuts are fantastic! Raised, soft and moist, and more flavors than I’d ever thought possible (hibiscus, café au lait, dulce de leche, nutella-filled, chocolate with Earl Grey tea, passionfruit with chocolate nibs, chocolate with chocolate nibs, cheesecake with graham cracker crumbs, lemon meringue, blood orange with candied orange peel shreds on top)—and that’s just on some random Saturday. Apparently they don’t do cake doughnuts. That’s okay with me because what they do have could keep me occupied for quite some time.
One of the things that makes the doughnuts so good is that they don’t skimp on ingredients and they know what they’re doing. My favorites so far are the cheesecake and the lemon meringue. The cheesecake is topped with super dreamy frosting that tastes like—cheesecake! The filling for the lemon meringue tastes like home-made lemon curd and has shreds of lemon zest. The meringue is no less than four inches high on the top of the doughnut and is creamy light and sweet (not at all like the stiff sugary soapsuds I’ve experienced all too frequently). Even with a knife and fork, it is impossible to eat this doughnut without making a mess. Just call me an ecstatic slob!
I’ve been to Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint. I like these better.
I’ve been to the Doughnut Plant in Manhattan. I like these better.
Some folks may balk at paying $2 for a holed doughnut; $2.50 for a filled one. Get over it. If you can’t get over it, go to the supermarket and buy that box full of little tori dipped in chocolate-colored wax—it’s what you deserve. You are not worthy. Now get out of my sight.
As for the rest of us, we’ll blithely cough up our hard-earned cash. Dough’s nuts are special. How many freshly made, decadently delicious desserts can you buy for under $3? And that’s what this is—dessert.
Dough also has coffee and croissants but, at the moment, who cares?!!!!! I have to work my way through all these amazing doughnuts first! That will take a while.
305 Franklin Avenue (at the corner of Lafayette)
Glendale is hungry…
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry
727 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
305 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238