A little over a week ago, T had an idea for something new. “Let’s do a morning date!”
I was a bit puzzled, as neither of us are super morning people, but of the two of us, he’s the one who drags a bit more. I shouldn’t have been surprised though when I heard the reason – it was the opening day for Dough‘s new Manhattan location. It was interesting to hear that the doughnut shop known for it’s “we fry in Bed Stuy” slogan was making the expansion into that other side of the bridge (though trust me, I’m not complaining – there’s no such thing as too much Dough).
They had been doing a window of free doughnuts in the week leading up to the grand opening, but expanded that to all day for the grand opening itself, all the way until close. The shop is simple – it’s all about the doughnuts (at least for now). No coffee. Just doughnuts.
And were there ever doughnuts. Racks and racks, filled and ready to go to good “homes”. I was super tempted by their cheesecake doughnut, which I had never seen before. In the end, I went with my all-time favorite of theirs – dulce de leche. Never disappoints.
We ended up going around the corner to pair our doughnuts with some coffee from Toby’s Estate. It was a perfect relaxed morning date, for sure. From the look of how this line ended up, we won at free doughnuts, too. So overall verdict? Same great doughnut, just a new zip code in the mix.
Dough – 14 West 19th Street (at 5th Ave) – 212.243.6844