Sunday, April 09, 2006
The Donut Pub
203 W 14th Street
New York, NY
Sunday morning: When Blognut first heard the name The Donut Pub, we couldn't help but imagine a dark, wood paneled dive-bar serving up pints of stout and sugary crullers. We also conjured up images of beer-battered glazed and Pinot Noir-grape jelly-filled Nuts - turns out we were wrong. The Pub's specialty is simply donuts.
While not a pub in the true sense of the word, The Donut Pub is open 24 hours/day, offers diners a friendly, neighborhood hangout, and has been serving up some of the best donuts in NYC since 1964. Patrons can sidle up to the Pub's formica counter (appropriately, there are no tables, just stools) and choose their poison from a mesmerizing and diverse display of Nuts.
Blognut orders coffee, a marble glazed, and a black and white-frosted Boston creme. This is the first marble glazed we've encountered since visiting Old Fashioned Donuts on 86th and Lexington last summer (OFD was a classic Nut-dealer in the Upper East Side -- sadly, Blognut recently learned that it's closed its doors). Promptly deemed the "Black and Tan" of donuts by Blognut, the marble was a perfect blend of chocolate and plain cake dough with just the right amount of glaze rounding out the flavor. The black and white Boston creme puts a new twist on another Blognut favorite, the traditional New York-deli black and white cookie. This soft, delicous Nut is filled with smooth Boston creme and frosted with that instantly recognizable half chocolate, half white pattern.
The Donut Pub definitely has one of the most impressive selection of Nuts in town - Blognut highly recommends it for those seeking a satisfying Manhattan-Nut.
On the subway ride home a scraggly-haired indie kid sits across from Blognut holding a Cinnamon bun encased in a brown paper Starbucks bag - sucker.
Marble glazed - 8.7
Black and white Boston creme - 9.3