You grow up being told on a regular basis that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s this wisdom that we call upon anytime we find ourselves going past one of these absolutely scrumptious dining establishments. With so many flavors and different ways to put your own spin on this breakfast dessert, there’s a donut on this list for everyone. Here are 13 donut shops in New York that will have your mouth watering uncontrollably:
1. Gypsy Donut, Nyack
Just recently celebrating their 4th year since opening, you wouldn't imagine that this shop got its start on Kickstarter! Handmade fresh, these unique doughnuts allow you to wake up your taste buds with unforgettable flavors.
2. Cider Belly Doughnuts, Albany
Located right in downtown, most of the doughnuts you'll find here are cider based. Yum! Fresh quality and full of flavor, Cider Belly is one of the best places to stop in the morning.
3. Paula's Donuts, 3 Locations surrounding Buffalo
Ask anyone in the Buffalo region where the best place to grab a doughnut is and you're almost 100% guaranteed to get a harmonious reply back, declaring Paula's as the best shop around. Now home to several locations, Paula's is well known for their Texas Donuts.
4. Dough Hut, Long Beach
Doughnuts by the water. Is there anything better you could ask for? Like something you'd see in a colorful cartoon, these vibrantly decorated desserts will put a smile on your face. Our suggestion? Try the Fruity Pebbles doughnut, of course!
5. Frankie's Donuts, Niagara Falls
Many of our New York natives will joke about having their favorite foods shipped to them once they've moved away and left our state. But what if there was a way to make this happen? Frankie's is open online "25/8" and ships around the country.
6. Donuts Delite, Rochester
A bakery with a long line of history, these classic doughnuts are the perfect way to start off any day. Operating since the 1950's, the shop even bakes gigantic doughnut cakes that will have you hearing angels.
7. Doughnut Plant, New York City
Ah yes, the city where everything is full of life and funky! Just one of the many spots in the Big Apple that offers unique desserts. Since opening years ago, the shop has expanded and can be found all over New York City.
8. Nibble Inc., Troy
Gluten-free and vegan treats available, the flavored doughnuts you'll find on this menu will make your stomach rumble. I mean, sea salt chocolate? C'MON! Between the mind-blowing flavors and charismatic service, you'll have a hard time not convincing yourself to use brunch as an excuse to stop back in later.
9. Just Donuts, Phoenix
Along the Oswego River lies this magical shop where the doughnuts are nearly too beautiful to devour. Featuring four flavors per day, the shop has a true talent for creating special doughnuts for every type of occasion.
10. Ridge Donut Cafe, Rochester
Another spot specializing in huge, tasty donut cakes, the cafe is a huge favorite amongst locals in the surrounding areas. Generously sized doughnuts will drop your jaw once you walk in the door, making your decision to choose a flavor just
that much harder.
11. Picasso's Pastries and Cafe, Syracuse
It may be the undeniably delicious doughnuts that bring you to Picasso's, but don't be surprised if you walk out with your arms full of other sweetened treats. Our suggestion if you're trying a donut? The Sweet Potato!
12. Serres Donut Shop, East Syracuse
Family-owned and operated, this shop bakes classic doughnuts all for a reasonable price. Our suggestion? Go crazy and buy yourself a box of freshly baked glazed doughnuts!
13. Caffe Vero, Lake George
Right in the heart of the village you'll find this small but sweet shop, often raved about for its amazing lattes. Unlike some of Lake George's shops, Caffe Vero is open all year round and is a great place to snag your daily dose of caffeine.
That concludes our list and now it’s time to mop up your drool-induced mess. Do you have a favorite place where you like to spoil yourself with deliciously doughy treat?