Since moving to New York, my search for the city's finest dessert has led me down a sugar-coated path of ice cream trucks, cupcake shops, pie tastings, and more. But, alas, last Saturday I met my match in an unsuspecting Bushwick storefront called Dun-Well Doughnuts.
I knew all about the countless awards and the never-ending stream of praise that Dun-Well has received, but it was time for me to see what all the fuss was about for myself. While I've tasted the usual suspects like Dough and Peter Pan Donuts, I would never go so far as to consider myself a doughnut connoisseur, but all of that would soon change.
A friend and I ventured into the charming Brooklyn shop and were instantly greeted with a delicious, syrupy smell, and a glass case filled with rows upon rows of delectable doughnuts. Maple Glaze, Raspberry Cheesecake, Butterfinger — how would we ever choose? We settled on a Pink Lady, which was covered in pale-pink buttercream frosting and topped off with coconut shavings; Peanut Butter & Jelly; and a classic Chocolate Sprinkles. It was an unseasonably warm November morning, so we took our treats outside to enjoy.
I have no shame in confessing that this particular doughnut date was one of the happiest moments I've had in New York. And, I was compelled to share my effusive opinion with my fellow New Yorkers: Dun-Well Doughnuts is simply the best. If nothing else, it takes the prize for inspiring one of the greatest, most deliciously gooey love affairs of all time, and I'm sure we'll meet again very soon. Now, where's that doughnut emoji when I need one?