The NYC-born Doughnut Plant has been churning out all-natural, delicious doughnuts since 1994, and first set foot in Tokyo a full decade ago. Known for its, uh, innovative offerings like crème brûlée doughnuts and jelly-filled squares, the Plant caters to honest and unpretentious sugar-lovers, and is unafraid to go its own way in terms of flavours and business models. Shirokanedai was actually graced with a branch of the chain between 2004 and 2011, and this place – opened in December 2016 – is an updated reincarnation of the old one. You will of course find their signature Vanilla Bean and Black Out doughnuts here, as well as the Shirokanedai-only Cinnamon Buns. The latter are highly fluffy and chewy, baked doughnut-type rolls covered with a honey vanilla glaze, raisins and – you gussed it – cinnamon. Get your hands on one before word gets out (again) and an endless queue forms.
|Venue name:||Doughnut Plant Shirokanedai|
La Residence d'Or Shirokanedai 1F, 5-18-8 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 8am-7pm; Sat, Sun & hols 9am-7pm|
|Transport:||Shirokanedai Station (Nanboku, Mita lines)|