From a textbook version stuffed with apricot jam at hot Union Square bakery Breads to a not-quite-sufganiyah-but-still-awesome blood orange curd doughnut at Bed Stuy's beloved Dough, here's our guide to finding your ideal fritter this holiday season.
'Peter Pan' on Serious Eats
We've been talking and reading about the imminent closing of Hinsch's, the Bay Ridge institution—and reading our share of odes to the place. Which got us thinking about our own beloved New York icons: which ones can we just not live without? And if they were to close, would New York still be our New York? Here are our picks for the food institutions that help define our city.
Last time we were trying peanut butter, it was the Creamy variety. But it was only a matter of time before we'd round up the favorite Crunchies. This time, we divided the results into two categories: stir (with natural oil separation) and no-stir. First up: no-stir peanut butters (tomorrow we'll reveal the stir results). Today's tasting includes the Jif vs. Skippy rivalry, Peter Pan, Peanut Butter & Co., and the just re-released Planter's.
When you compile a list of the best doughnuts in the city, you are bound to try some duds. Here they are, in all their glory.