Held on the first Friday of June every year, National Doughnut Day was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served doughnuts to the soldiers during World War I. In keeping with the tradition, several NYC doughnut chains give out free doughnuts. However, we’re much more interested in the small, independent donut shops serving mini donuts, giant donuts, and donuts with unique flavors. After extensive taste testing, we’ve compiled a list of NYC’s 14 best indie donut shops, from Chelsea Market to Bed-Stuy.
You can find the Doughnuttery‘s mini donuts at two locations. Madison Square Eats serves them up, but we went right to the source: the Doughnuttery in Chelsea Market. These uniquely sugared, mouth-watering morsels more then hold their own in a sea of baked goods at Chelsea Market. In addition to a variety of sugar toppings, they also offer doughnut dipping sauces like Beer Caramel and Dulce de Leche.