About Doughnut Plant

Mark Isreal in 1995 in fron of his apartment on Ludlow St with the bicycle he used to deliver the original Doughnut Plant doughnuts

Known to many as the pioneer of the artisanal doughnut, Doughnut Plant is an independent New York City-based bakery created by Mark Isreal in 1994.  From our humble beginnings in Mark’s Lower East Side apartment to our more recent locations, Doughnut Plant handcrafts original and innovative doughnuts built upon Mark’s grandfather’s recipe. We pride ourselves on originality, using the highest quality all natural ingredients and making everything in-house from scratch — glazes, fillings, jams and toppings. We are proud to say:

We were the first to use seasonal fresh fruit and nuts in doughnut glazes
We spent five years developing an eggless cake doughnut recipe
We make gluten free cake doughnuts with no eggs and no gums
We invented the world’s first Crème Brûlée doughnut

We created a square-shaped filled doughnut so you get jam (or cream) with every bite
We roast our own coffee in small batches in New York City
We created the rose-shaped Doughflower
We are the home of the Sourdoughnut™
We created the WONDER WHEEL cake doughnut ice cream sandwich.