Attention lovers of fried dough and sugary-goodness: NYC’s first annual Donut Fest kicks off on January 23 at Verboten in Brooklyn. So what does a donut festival entail apart from tasting delicious superlative rings, crullers and long-johns (plus, hot java to wash ‘em down) from the best donut shops in the city? Er, what more could you want?!
Tickets ($35–$50) are broken down by three time slots: VIP (9:30am–11:30pm), Session 1 (11:30am–2pm) and Session 2 (2:30pm–5pm). As of now, the participants include Dun-Well Doughnuts, Erin McKenna’s Bakery, Du Jour Bakery, Mike’s Donuts, The Doughnuts Project Clementine Bakery, Glaze Donuts, Carpe Donuts, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Café Grumpy, Brooklyn Roasting Company and D’Amico Coffee Roasters with more on the way. And one lucky donut shop will be crowned the king of all fasnachts.
Get your tickets here and prepare to stuff your piehole with New York’s most popular desserts. And you can totally feel good about the extra calories because 100 percent of the profits benefit the Food Bank for New York City.