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Underwest Donuts

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4 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Underwest Donuts

Time Out says

New York has plenty an eatery hidden in its deepest nooks and most unexpected crannies, from speakeasies above burger joints to coffee shops carved into office basements. Joining the ranks of these cloak-and-dagger dens is this pocket-sized doughnut dive from Chanterelle vet Scott Levine wedged inside a car wash. The old-fashioned cake-style coffee dunkers are pulled from an automatic Donut Robot, which fries and cools the rings behind a glass wall as cars are scrubbed and buffed. Choose from sugared, glazed or plain pastries in flavors like brown-butter, cocoa-raspberry, lime-coconut and even a shredded halva-topped number to be paired with Counter Culture coffee and espresso drinks. The tiny, subway-tiled space hits Levine’s nostalgic Americana mark, with six seats at the counter and a retro marquee menu displaying daily offerings.



Address: 638 W 47th St
New York
Cross street: at Twelfth Ave
Transport: Subway: C, E to 50th St
Price: Average doughnut: $2. AmEx, MC, V.
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 6:30am–5pm
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4 out of 5 stars

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4.3 / 5

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I eat way too many donuts, and Underwest has the best donuts I've ever tasted. It's near perfect - just the right size, just the right balance of flavor, just the right number of different varieties. I could easily eat a dozen of these by myself, but the butter donut blew me away. If you're looking to prove that NYC has the world's best cuisine, go here.


the location right by penn station makes underwest the perfect treat for travelers - whether you're leaving NYC or coming back to NYC. they have a good selection of flavors and this vanilla lavender flavor wasn't too sweet or too dry. 


I have yet to go to the actual shop, but I had their donuts at Time Out's Doughfest (which was awesome!) and they were SO good. I tried the Car Wash and the Maple Bacon--amazing. Because these are cake donuts, they are super moist and dense in a good way. The Maple Bacon was salty and sweet, my favorite combo for all things dessert. 

If they could be this good when they're creating 1,500 for an event, just imagine how much better they will be at the storefront (at a legitimate car wash).. hopefully I'll let you know soon.