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The Doughnut Project Review

How often you ever encountered a health professional who blogged about donuts in a positive light? I don't often see it. I see plenty of articles that villainize sugar and sweets and claim they are “addictive”, which is not true (more on that in a future post). This might be one of the few posts out there that encourages you to eat donuts. If you’re in the mood, that is. But not just any donuts. Like really good ones. Continue for a short, but sweet The Doughtnut Project review.

Not all donuts are created equally

I tried Dunkin' Donuts once in the past six months and the donuts were honestly meh. All air, not much bounce. Bland. You may have a different opinion, but I’ve definitely been spoiled by the abundance of artisanal donut spots in NYC. One of them is The Doughnut Project, located on a picturesque side street in the West Village. I have no clue how I found this place, but I did, and the Bacon Maple Donut called to me that day. Actually, it sang. And the first few bites were heavenly. Law of diminishing returns eventually kicked in, but that first encounter is forever seared into my brain.

But aren't donuts "bad" for you?

Why is a dietitian encouraging you to eat a food that is frequently on the “no” list? Because all foods can fit into your eating pattern. In intuitive eating, donuts are categorized as a play or fun food, and you have permission to eat these types of foods whenever you like. And no, you are not “bad” for eating them. More on nuance that in a future post.

That special something

So, why The Doughnut Project? It isn’t your standard donut shop. This place serves up unconventional flavors and combinations that truly delight the taste buds without being overly sweet. They’ve perfected their dough, which is yeasty and springy. The first bites have that WOW factor that make you happy to be alive, and grateful to live in a place where people prioritize creativity in their food. You can’t go wrong with any of them, so just pick one based on the flavor profile you like and make sweet food love to that doughy creation. #donutworrybehappy

The Doughnut Project Review

Location: 10 Morton Street, New York, NY 10014

Menu: all-day

Service: N/A

Price: $

Vibe: grab-n-go or hangout while you nibble

Good For: scratching the itch for something sweet; office parties and birthdays

Standout Donuts: Bacon Maple Bar, Those Beetz are Dope (my fave!), Blueberry Yuzu, Everything Donut, PBJ 2.0

Overall Rating: 4 (Amazing). As far as donuts go, these are to die for. Seriously.

Eathority Approved Eats

Menu Item Intuitive Eating
Gentle Nutrition Tips
Donuts with filling Heavy, filling These are incredibly satisfying donuts, but fairly rich. Check in with yourself midway to figure out if it still tastes good and if you’re satisfied or full. If you aren’t satisfied or are still hungry, keep eating!
Standard round donut In-between
Bacon Maple Bar Heavy, filling

Ratings Key

(sans tips, alcohol)
$ = $15 and under
$$ = $15-$30
$$$ = $30-$55
$$$$ = $55 and over
Intuitive Eating Rating
Foods recommended for your mood or how you want to feel

Light, airy = makes you feel buoyant
Heavy, filling = makes you feel comforted, warm
In-between = makes you feel neither light nor heavy

IBS Rating
*  IBS-friendly
+  Mostly IBS-friendly, one item may be moderate or high FODMAP
Overall Rating
(value, taste)
1 = Meh
2 = Good
3 = Awesome
4 = Amazing



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