Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

I haven’t had too many crullers in my day but I was pretty convinced I found the best I would ever taste at a cute little coffee shop called Lil’s Cafe in Kittery, Maine. It was utter perfection.

But I was wrong. I tasted another cruller more recently that now makes me think I have finally found the world’s best cruller. I didn’t even know I was looking for it.

I wrote about Daily Provisions’ roast beef sandwich last year. The post was also coupled with my frustration over the new no cash policy at fast casual places like this. If I hadn’t heard so much about this cruller, I probably would have not returned in protest. Now it will be nearly impossible to stay away.

The crullers are only available until 11am so when I had a morning free, I made sure to book it up to Daily Provisions. There was indeed a brisk business on a Thursday morning. Despite that, I actually had my choice of cruller – cinnamon sugar, glazed, or maple.

I went with maple and I could not have been happier. A sweet maple glaze encased the twisted dough. It was rich and tasted like a farm in Vermont. I felt like it was a requirement to order a cup of coffee to pair with it.

Once I cracked open the glazed exterior, the soft eggy center of the doughnut put this thing well over the edge into food superstardom. I’m not sure how this was so light, soft, rich and decadent all at the same time. But it was. And it was utter perfection.

This is not only the best cruller I’ve ever had (apologies to the excellent one at Lil’sCafe), but it just may be the best doughnut as well. Price: $3.50

DAILY PROVISIONS
103 East 19th Street (between Park Avenue South and Irving Place),
Gramercy
(212) 488-1505
dailyprovisionsnyc.com
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Brian Hoffman is a classically trained actor who is now a full-time tour guide, blogger, and food obsessive. He leads food and drink tours around New York City, which not only introduce tour-goers to delicious food, but gives them a historical context. He also writes food articles for Gothamist and Midtown Lunch in addition to overseeing this blog and a few food video series, including Eat This, Locals Know, and Around the World in One City.

One Response to DISH OF THE WEEK: Cruller at DAILY PROVISIONS

  1. Ttrockwood says:

    Oh my gosh you are SO RIGHT!! I had read soooo much about how extra amazig this was and how they sell out so frequently and very early on the weekends that i made it a point to go early one morning before work. No question this was the best doughnut i have had in NYC! I also got the maple flavor and it was even better than i remember of the maple frosting from our local CA doughnut shop that made maple bars. Agreed this definitely needs some strong coffee with it (and theirs was great for a non coffeeshop coffee) for the perfect pairing. My waistline is glad the shop isn’t easy for me to get to!

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