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Celebrate National Donut Day

The day is finally here: June 2nd is National Donut Day!

Donuts (or doughnuts, if you prefer the old school way) have become so quintessential American, and, we bet that for the doughnut lovers out there, you almost have a ritualistic approach to doughnut consumption. For some it’s a mindless morning routine, for others it’s your go-to indulgent. Still, we bet you haven’t tried all the best doughnuts that there is in New York.

Since there are so many different kinds of doughnuts, we know it could get a little overwhelming. To help you, we’ve made a list of the best places to get the best doughnuts from, for you to celebrate this special date the right way. And by that we mean eating every doughnut that the city has to offer! Enjoy!

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These are Ed’s, our co-founder, favorites! Before, you could only get these cakey pastries hidden inside a car wash, at the Underwest Donuts first shop, but now you can also find them at the Penn Plaza, waiting to be grabbed by you. So if you are feeling like having some fluffy Maple Waffle, Raspberry Yogurt, or Jasmine Tea donuts with delicious texture, go get’em!


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Sweet-and-savory creations are The Doughnut Project’s flagship. Flavors like Those Beetz are Dope, The Everything Doughnut, and Bacon Maple Bar have the perfect balance between salty and sweets!


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These bite-sized doughnuts come in delicious flavors like Paris Time (lavender and pistachio) and Urban Monkey (coffee, coconut and banana).

At their shop, customers can watch as Doughnuttery doughnuts are made, and then choose the sugar flavors they want on them.


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Cronuts. The name says it all. Dominique Ansel’s Bakery bakes the cross between croissant and doughnuts, and they taste just amazing. However, getting your hands on these delicious treats demands some time spent on a queue, as they always have people lining up in front of their store, craving for cronuts. Still, most people say that:

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Should you give the queue a chance?


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The big and famous Doughs doughnuts are everywhere in NY. Their empire is built from their airy and super sweet treats they make everyday. Our co-founder, Puja, is absolutely crazy about the Hibiscus donuts, her favorite.


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The Du’s Donuts coffee shop is in Williamsburg’s William Vale Hotel, one of the coolest hotels in the neighborhood, where you can enjoy a doughnut (or ten) laying on the grass at their balcony, which is opened to the public. The chef, Wylie Dufresne, well known for his molecular gastronomy projects, now is back with this project. Flavors like pistachio pink lemonade, grapefruit chamomile, banana graham and mexican hot chocolate will make you want more!


If you feel like throwing a National Donut Day party, or celebrating by yourself, let Sweetist deliver from Dough, Erin McKenna, The Doughnut Project, Doughnuttery and more right to your door!

Don’t forget to wish everyone a Happy Donut Day!

Sweet Surprises: ChikaLicious Dessert Club

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If you had to choose your last meal on earth, what would it be?

For the folks at ChikaLicious Dessert Club, that meal would start and end with dessert. Since 2003, Chika and Dan Tillman have been serving three course dinners of entirely desserts at their East Village Location.

See Mom? Chocolate is a perfectly acceptable meal!

From the amuse-bouche to the petite fours, ChikaLicious has earned a reputation for exotic, surprising desserts, becoming a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. It can be a bit competitive to get a table, but for your daily dose of sweetness, you can try their famous desserts a la carte at the ChikaLicious across the street.

The Dessert Club has three major staples: creme puffs, crepe cakes, and dough’ssants. A master of classic dessert recipes, the bakers at ChikaLicious have created some of the most addictive sweets in Manhattan.

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1. Creme Puffs: Bite-sized perfection. Their crisp, lightly sweet exterior conceals a rich, decadent filling. It’s important to note that they don’t skimp on the cream: there’s so much stuffed inside this tiny puff that you’ll be licking your plate clean. Try all four flavors: vanilla, creme brûlée, Boston creme, and banana. 

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2. Crepe Cakes: A classic French cake made up of layers of paper thin crepes separated by mousse, ChikaLicious’ version is available in vanilla, Nutella (!!!), or green tea. Soft, sweet, and deliciously uncomplicated, these beautiful cakes are one of the dessert bar’s most popular offerings, and it’s easy to see why: they taste even better than they look. Fresh and flaky, with a touch of rich, gooey mousse.

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3. Dough’ssants: Baked, rather than fried, this popular dessert hybrid is lighter than your typical donut. Soft inside and satisfyingly crispy outside, the dough’ssant is the cronut’s worthy rival. They even have seasonal flavors like pumpkin pie (and more to come!). Yes, please.

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We’re proud to list ChikaLicious as one of our bakery partners. Order on Sweetist for fast and easy delivery!

Best Places to Get Baked Goods Delivered in NYC


Sweetist is the only delivery service exclusively for baked goods and desserts. Our goal is to make it easier to celebrate any occasion with great food from local bakeries. We deliver to Manhattan, up to 125th St., and to some parts of Brooklyn. Check us out, our list of bakeries is growing rapidly!


When a sugar craving strikes, a go-to place for ordering baked goods is essential. Living in New York City means that there is an abundance of amazing bakeries nearby at all times. Thanks to online ordering, you can get fresh-baked delicacies delivered right to your door without getting out of your pajamas. We took a close look at all of your options, and these 7 places took the cake.

1. Insomnia Cookies

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Insomnia Cookies is famous for offering fresh, warm cookies until 3AM. They have a variety of locations around Manhattan (mostly near NYU). Popular offerings include Double Chocolate Chunk and S’more Jumbo Deluxe. In addition to cookies, they also deliver ice cream and cold milk. Deliveries cost $1.50 and usually take around 30-45 minutes.

2. Seamless/Grubhub

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Why stop at dinner? Despite the fact that Seamless (now partnered with Grubhub) is best known for quick dinners and appetizers, you can find a few bakeries under the Seamless “dessert” category. Most of these bakeries have delivery minimums, but Seamless is great for a last-minute treat for when you’re having guests over and you already ate all the cookie dough.

3. Postmates

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Postmates is one of the most well-known sites for ordering desserts in NYC, largely because of their partnerships with Momofuku Milk Bar and Dominique Ansel. Although they do charge a service fee and a delivery fee, Postmates is undoubtedly convenient when you need a sugary pick-me-up alongside your paper towels and diet soda from the Postmates General Store. The cronuts are calling.

4. Caviar

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With a focus on independent, high-end restaurants, Caviar is a nationwide service for food delivery. Their restaurants are required to have at least 4 stars on Yelp and a minimum of 1,000 reviews. At this time they only offer a handful of baked goods to NYC, but their list includes artisanal favorites like Prohibition Bakery (boozy cupcakes!) and Doughnuttery (adorable mini doughnuts!).

5. Delivery.com

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Delivery.com is an online delivery service that includes booze, groceries and even laundry. At this time, they only have a few bakery/cafe partners, including Seven Grams Caffe. Let’s hope they’ll add more soon. What goes better with fresh laundry than cupcakes?

6. Milk & Cookies Bakery

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Like Insomnia Cookies, the folks at Milk & Cookies Bakery do their own deliveries between 11AM and 5pm. Be aware that they charge a delivery fee for delivery locations outside of the West Village, and the minimum order is $25. Get ready to eat a lot of cookies.

7. UberEats

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Uber is slowly taking over New York City, one smartphone at a time. Their new service, UberEats, offers a fixed menu delivered by Uber drivers within the hours of 11AM and 2PM. In addition to the regular lunches, they occasionally offer dessert: like the Famous Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery, which was only $1 for the #FoodBankFriday charity fundraiser.

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If you’ve already tried all the other options without success, if you lie awake at night thinking about brownies, if you can’t think straight without a morning muffin or at least a scone in your system...

We’d love for you to check out Sweetist!