I am sure you never thought you would see the day that I would be writing about vegan doughnuts on this blog. You and me both, buddy. But these are the kinds of things you do when you have a vegan friend who would so kindly drive you and the gang to Coney Island for beachventures !
A few stops in on the L train into Bushwick / East Williamsburg lies a charming little spot called Dun-Well Doughnuts. Its interior is quintessential Brooklyn cute, with dark woods, and wrought iron antiquey decor.
Flavors appear to change daily, and on this day, we got a splendid assortment, including:
peanut butter jelly,
lemon lime (freakishly green but the best!)
traditional chocolate glazed,
and peanut butter cup where the hole of the doughnut is...
...filled with peanut butter !
What can I really say about vegan doughnuts...
They didn't make me puke when I ate them. That's a plus!
No, but seriously, they were pretty good, but not really good. It's one of those times you would caveat your description: "It's pretty good for a vegan doughnut."
The yeast was not nearly as airy and light as one would hope / expect. Plunge your face in the wonders of Voodoo Doughnuts or even Dough from Bed-Stuy and the contrast is quite notable. The doughnuts also are a bit on the sweeter side, with the chocolate flavor not quite as smooth as one would like and a slightly strange aftertaste. My favorite was definitely the lemon lime and burst with bright citrusy flavor, and comes in neon green ! What's not to like (besides unnatural food coloring)?
If you have a vegan friend who you want to curry good favor, a box of Dun-Well's is an okay option. If you are a true doughnut lover (open to eating animal products) looking for a fix, I'd prolly keep moving.