The New York Doughnut Map
The Gourmand is pleased to introduce the first in a series of five guides to New York City's best eateries, created and published by our friend Yuki Matsuo at All-You-Can-Eat-Press.
The maps, designed as "neither gourmet guide, nor critical survey", are a celebration of the best everyday eats that NYC has to offer – ramen, burgers and, of course, doughnuts – all presented in a beautifully illustrated and easily digestible, fold-out map.
The New York Doughnut Map was compiled over the course of five years by self-confessed “doughnut obsessive” Yuki. The map pinpoints 35 NYC doughnut hotspots from old-school to new-wave, from Polish to Japanese varieties.
Establishments are meticulously tried-and-tested, with Yuki often tasting every type of doughnut on offer at each eatery. Her top tip for quickly finding the best one: “Always check the display trays to find which doughnuts are most popular at the shop. It’s usually the tray that’s most empty!”
The map also features a concise 'doughnut history' and accompanying photographs by Yuki. Three delectable examples with exclusive colour photographs are featured below. For the full guide, head over to All-You-Can-Eat-Press.
"You can’t miss this mecca for Doughnut lovers in NY. Peter Pan has been serving up doughnuts that we love, from the same charming, old-time Greenpoint location for decades." 727 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
"Look out for the brown striped facade with a lively sign saying 'Donut Shoppe'. This traditional doughnut shop makes classic, unfussy doughnuts deep in Brooklyn, and is a favourite local hangout, with neighbours gathering daily around the doughnut-hole" 1503 Avenue U, Brooklyn\
"The most recent addition to our sixth edition of the map, Dough Loco is a chic boutique making deliciously thick doughnuts on the Upper East Side. Try their avant-garde glazes like maple-miso or raspberry-sriracha!" 24 East 97th Street, New York
Next month in the All-You-Can-Eat-Press series: The New York Burger Map.