Doughnut Plant

I finally went to Doughnut Plant. This place has been on my “go to” list for a while, and I wasn’t able to go to last semester.

My friend, Kristin, and I ventured out in the New York cold on Saturday to make our first city trip of the semester. After our seemingly long subway ride, we walked until we saw Doughnut Plant. We went to the Chelsea location, but they also have one in the Lower East Side and one in Brooklyn.

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A busy Saturday at Doughnut Plant.

This small shop was quite busy when we went. The line wasn’t out of the door when we got there, which was awesome. When I looked at the menu, I had a hard time choosing which flavors to buy. So many of them sounded delicious. I quickly chose a few to get right before it was my turn to order.

Some of the flavors they have are Coconut Cream filled, Vanilla Bean yeast, Orange Blossom Cashew yeast, Apricot cake, and Pistachio doughnut seed, and more. A doughnut seed is a smaller doughnut. See why I had a hard time choosing?

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I bought Wild Blueberry cake doughnut, a Crème Brûlée doughnut seed, and a Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam square doughnut. I really wanted to get a Tres Leches doughnut, but they ran out. 😦

The Wild Blueberry cake doughnut was my favorite out of the three I bought. I thought it was perfect. I mean, I love almost everything blueberry, so I could be biased. Haha. Crème Brûlée was different for me. I’ve never actually had the Crème Brûlée dessert, but based on how Kristin described it, it tasted just like it. The Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam square doughnut was my least favorite. It was dipped in peanuts and filled with blackberry jam. I wouldn’t have asked for it if I knew it did because I don’t like peanuts. If you can don’t mind the peanuts being on it, you might like it.

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Wild Blueberry cake doughnut

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Creme Brulee doughnut seed

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Peanut Butter and Blackberry Jam square doughnut

I had a wonderful experience here. I definitely want to come again to try other doughnut flavors. The service was great. The employees were very nice and quickly finish orders. The only downside was not having many places to sit on a busy day.

Here are a couple more photos from my day.

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Met the King.

Until next time.

Update: Added 3 photos. (2/25/15)

 

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Mille-Feuille Bakery (Updated)

I decided to go to the city on a whim, which is something I like to do. I saw Fever NYC’s tweet about free macarons at Mille-Feuille Bakery. Later on, I found out that it was Macaron Day. I didn’t get there before they ran out of free macarons and decided to get a couple to try. I’ve wanted to try macarons for so long and finally got to try them!

I decided to walk around Washington Square Park before I went to Mille-Feuille Bakery. A couple of women stopped me and asked me if I knew it was the International Day of Happiness, and I nodded. We had a nice chat about school, and they gave me free food to celebrate this wonderful day. I thought it was such a kind gesture. The women I chatted with and some other people were giving food to everyone in the park. I thought it was such a nice thing to do and a great way to celebrate!

Washington Square Park (taken by me)

Washington Square Park

My free food (taken by me)

My free food

I eventually made my way to Mille-Feuille Bakery. I thought macarons would be good, but I didn’t think they’d be that good! So thanks to them for the yummy treats.

Mille-Feuille Bakery

Mille-Feuille Bakery

I bought passionfruit and rose, and ended up with rose because so many of the macarons were gone. Passionfruit was my favorite out of the two, and it tasted even better than how I thought it would. I wasn’t a huge fan of rose because flower-flavored food isn’t my thing. I’d absolutely go back to try the other flavors.

Passionfruit and Rose macarons (taken by me)

Passionfruit and Rose macarons

 

Until next time.

Sweet Everythings: Yooglers

Hello all! Apple of My Eye is back in action. Bringing you more NYC adventures!

I’ve decided to use this opportunity to introduce a new series, “Sweet Everythings.” When I’m running around the city, I don’t always have a lot of time to explore and find new things to try/places to see. When I’m on the go, I try to get food or a treat from a place I’ve never been to. I came up with this series to share the different sweet treat shops I find in NYC. So without further ado, I present to you the first blog post in the “Sweet Everythings” series!

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Yooglers is a frozen yogurt shop I stumbled upon while I was roaming around the Union Square area. It’s one of two in the world. *Sigh* Sorry to break the news to you folks. The one I went to is on Broadway and the other is in Madrid, Spain. If you are in either area, I encourage you to try it! Especially if you’re a frozen yogurt fan.

My frozen yogurt concoction (taken by me)

Everything is self-serve, and they have 20 flavors!!! I’ve never seen so many frozen yogurt flavors at one time. They ranged from fruity and tangy to sweet and creamy. 

I enjoyed the short time I had to take in the atmosphere. I’m sure Yooglers’ interior was decorated with kids in mind but is also for the kid at heart. The bright colors helped create a happy, playful vibe. I hope you get the chance to try it!

But wait! That’s not all!

Since I walked around the Flatiron District, I was able to see the Nighthawks display at the bottom of the Flatiron building. It’s one of my favorite paintings, so I was excited to see it. I took pictures of it in the daytime, so they don’t look as great as night pictures of the display. Unfortunately, the exhibit ended on October 6th. I hope this becomes a trend!

Nighthawks display at the Flatiron (taken by me)

Until next time.