Jan 2, 2017

Dough - The Best Doughnuts in Brooklyn


When most people think of New York City, aka the Big Apple, they think of Manhattan, after all it's what's portrayed in most movies. Most visitors to New York City very rarely leave Manhattan to venture into the other 4 boroughs, and I always tell everyone, in order to experience New York City, which is very different from New York the state, venture into each of the boroughs. They all have something to offer you. Manhattan has it's shopping, Central Park, Times Square and we could go on. The Bronx has the Yankee Stadium and the Bronx Zoo. Queens has their 12-story 1964 World's Fair globe sculpture and Citi Field home of the New York Mets. Staten Island has it's Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach and is just full of history and Brooklyn, my home turf, has the Brooklyn Bridge, Barclay Center home of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team and Dough ranked the #1 doughnut shop in the US according to Foursquare.


Located in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant and just a few short blocks from where I lived, I couldn't wait to give them a try. Now what would be the odds that they would open their doors just 2 months after I leave Brooklyn? I love doughnuts and have eaten quite a lot in my 40 years of living, so when I was told that I JUST HAD TO TRY DOUGH, I wanted to know what the fuss was about. After all a doughnut is a doughnut right?


So on a brisk December morning, I made the walk to the restaurant. I'd forgotten how cold December could be in Brooklyn, having had mild winters in Colorado. I read the reviews about which doughnuts to get and everyone suggested the hibiscus. However, when I got there, I just KNEW I had to have the passion fruit. The hibiscus was a known flower that grew everywhere in the Caribbean, but so was passion fruit. While not a flower, you could get passion fruit everything in the Caribbean and my mom was passionate about her passion fruit juice. I knew that if I had the passion fruit doughnut and it tasted just like my mom's homemade juice, then they were truly #1.


With an array of choices, I decided on the 6 that we wanted to try. The Cinnamon Sugar, Hibiscus, Toasted Coconut, Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs and 2 Passion Fruit doughnuts. Remember, I'm all about the passion fruit! Here's something to note about Dough Doughnuts. All their doughnuts are made fresh daily, right there on the premises from their signature dough with no artificial flavors. Just like Plankton on Spongebob Squarepants, I would love to get my hands on that secret recipe.


The dough was a an explosion of fluffliness, although not quite as light as the ones you get at the chain doughnut stores. It has just the right consistency and reminded me a little of biting into a cake. The glaze was also just right. I bit into my passion fruit doughnut and was hit with a mouthful of flavor. They were exceptional and I can now understand why they're #1 and why everyone was raving about them, because I started raving too. I just had to tell everyone and anyone who would listen, but of course I told them all to try the passion fruit. I had a bite of all the others and I have to say that the Toasted Coconut came in 2nd while the Hibiscus was 3rd.


So if you're ever in Brooklyn, I suggest stopping by Dough Doughnuts and pick up a doughnut or two or a dozen. You'll be raving about them too!

Address: 448 Lafayette Ave (at Franklin Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11205

Closest subway:  G to Classon Ave or Bedford-Nostrand Ave

Hours of Operation: Daily 6am - 9pm (Call 347-533-7544 for holiday hours)

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38 comments:

  1. oh my gosh...anything passion fruit is my jam. Love it!! they sound outstanding. I feel you on things popping up once you left...I lived in Alaska all my life and just months after I left, they opened so many stores I used to go to the lower 48 to shop in. like....really?!?!

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    1. That's exactly how I am. Anything passion fruit is my jam! And yes, I left 5 years ago and every time I go back, it's like something new popped up that I've always wanted to have there.

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  2. The doughnuts look heavenly! I'd like to try them all. I've never had a passion fruit doughnut and I'd have to try the toasted coconut as well. I love how big they are!

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    1. Oh I'd love to try them all myself too. I plan on the next time I go back to get each and every one. And yes, they are big so you really only need just one.

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  3. Who doesn't love doughnuts. So many to choose from and so many great doughnuts to enjoy. I could go there everyday.

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    1. Oh if I still lived in Brooklyn, I would have gone everyday myself and quite possibly gain about 20lbs doing so. :)

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  4. Oh my! Those things are HUGE! I've never been to Brooklyn (been to NYC plenty of times!) But never explored further. Will need to make this a must stop place to go. Thanks!

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    1. A lot of people never travel outside of Manhattan for some reason but there is so much to see and do in the other boroughs. I may have to do a post on what to see and do in Brooklyn one day since it's my home turf.

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  5. Oh, wow, these donuts look absolutely incredible. Talk about a delicious donut! If I ever visit Brooklyn, I will stop at this place for sure.

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    1. THEY WERE DELICIOUS!! I don't think I'm going to be happy with chain store donuts from now on but I have no other choice as Colorado doesn't have a Dough.

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  6. Wow, these look like delicious donuts! I would definitely have to try the cafe au lait, if I ever have the chance of being in the area! Yum!

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    1. I've heard that one is amazing as well but they're all great!

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  7. These doughnuts look amazing. I would love to try these. If I make it to Brooklyn soon I have to try these!

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    1. Hopefully you will. I can't wait to get back there myself.

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  8. Ooh, what a nice find! I'd definitely have to stop in for some of those flavors. They sound amazing.

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    1. They were exquisite. I have to stop there and load up on the other flavors the next time we're in Brooklyn. They have special flavors at certain times of the year so you never know what you'll find.

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  9. All those doughnuts, and so little time! I have to admit that I am a huge doughnut fan-of all varieties. I would love this place!

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    1. Oh I love donuts too but I can't get these delicious flavors in Colorado. It's a Brooklyn thing. :)

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  10. Oooh gosh I am drooling here. They looks so delicious. If only I live closer, I'd probably go there often lol

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    1. Oh I say the same thing too. If I still lived in Brooklyn, I'd be there at least 3 times a week.

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  11. They seem to have a nice variety of donuts to choose from. That's always a good thing. They also look pretty fresh which is also a plus. But the added bonus is that it is in Brooklyn. I will check this out. Thank you for the knowledge.

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    1. Oh they were fresh and I actually got freshly baked passion fruit donuts. I'm missing them already.

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  12. These all look super good. I'd love to try the Hibiscus Doughnut myself. It's far from the flavors that we got accustomed to.

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    1. The Hibiscus was delicious as well but I still think the passion fruit was the best.

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  13. oh myyy. girl. these look so good. i have always wanted to go to brooklyn and when i do i will def stop by this place.

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    1. You better. Everyone goes to Manhattan but you've really got to explore the other boroughs and Brooklyn is pretty close to Manhattan. I can get on the A train and make it to the city in less than 15 minutes to Manhattan.

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  14. Des would ask where all the sprinkles are??
    My friends just went there over the holiday break and said it was exquisite. And then you go and write about it too? Fate. I MUST go there immediately.
    Passion fruit looks best.

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    1. Madison loves her sprinkles as well but this time she chose the cinnamon sugar. They are so big that she didn't finish it until later that day. BTW when I tell you that they're amazing, trust me. Your friend was right. This isn't a sponsored post and I usually only write about things I love and this I just HAD to write about.

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  15. I don't eat donuts, but I might need to make an exception with these. What a great place to visit next time I am in NYC.

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    1. Oh I just LOVE doughnuts and these are amazing. You should definitely check them out if you visit NYC.

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  16. when I visited New York I only managed times square and the park but hoping next time I schedule more time to explore the 4 boroughs and check this doughnut place out as these look real inviting

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    1. Oh you've got to explore more of NYC. Almost everyone does Manhattan, but there is so much more to the boroughs. It's like Walt Disney World, you can't just do one park.

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  17. I started drooling the moment I saw the title of this post! I really have got to explore more of NYC the next time I go. Always good food to be found!

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    1. I started drooling when I found out that they had passion fruit doughnuts and I was not disappointed. Yes you've got to definitely check them out.

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  18. Oh lort these look amazing!! I need to make a trip to try them out!

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    1. No you need to make a trip to NYC, PERIOD, and while there you've got to check them out.

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  19. I've been to New York several ties but missed out on this. I want to try them all (especially the Nutella one).

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    1. Well it's easy to miss if you don't really travel to Brooklyn which most people don't. They however do have a store in Manhattan so you can get it there as well.

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