There is a place on the Lower East Side that shines despite the grime of Grand St. It is a glorious confectionery haven known as Doughnut Plant, and there, for $4, you can consume your entire caloric budget for one day easily. Behold the Doughnut Plant doughnut.
I know $4 seems like a lot for what Krispy Kreme will practically give away, but they are huge and seriously delicious. And the flavors they come in, good god! My favorite is the Creme Brulee doughnut – it tastes exactly like its namesake but better somehow. I also like the one named Blackout, not because it’s an activity familiar to me but because it is made with Valrhona chocolate. They also currently offer blueberry and lavender flower as featured flavors.
Wear your fat pants. You will need them.
379 Grand St. (at Norfolk)
[Lower East Side]