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While cupcakes have been the dessert du jour in NYC for longer than most little ones have been alive, there’s just one problem: You can’t eat them in the morning. Doughnuts, on the other hand, are both delicious and acceptable to eat all hours of the day. Fortunately for city kids, doughnut shops in NYC go beyond the big national chains—here, you’ll find everything from cereal-topped and PB&J-inspired varieties to some made with mashed potatoes—plus that croissant-doughnut hybrid we’ve been hearing so much about. So are doughnuts the new cupcakes? See for yourself: We rounded up the best doughnut shops in the five boroughs for maximum morning sweetness.
Click the right arrow on the image below to see the city's best doughnuts.
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