Sweet tooth overload! Yesterday my good friend from Feed Me Seymore invited me to join her at Doughfest presented by TimeOut (well honestly I read about the event and I was like WE SHOULD GO LOL). She got tickets and being as though I am a devout doughnut lover this was the holy grail of foodie events for me. The event took place in Manhattan at the Marquee on 10th Avenue. It was like going to a day party at the club with several sweet tables. When we walked in there was a DJ playing classic tunes on the stage and various vendors situated around the club. I was pretty excited because a lot of the bakeries featured have been on my list of places to try out for a while.
So first up was Underwest Donuts. Out of their selection my favorite was the Maple Waffle doughnut. It was fairly spot on in tasting like a breakfast waffle, yummy.
Then I checked out Mike's Donuts, they're a Brooklyn based bakery I've been ive been meaning to check out for a while. They had the most variety of cake style donuts to choose from and they were all pretty tasty, however my favorite was the apple filled pastry.
Orwashers Bakery had these strawberry and blackberry doughnuts. I found the jelly a tad bit sweet for me, but my friend really enjoyed them.
A little overwhelm and on a sugar rush at this point I went to the vendor who had the longest line and the least amount of doughnuts left The Doughnut Project, and boy they did not disappoint. They were my favorite bakery from the event. I usually prefer the yeast style of doughnuts and they had this artisan olive oil black pepper doughnut called The Bronx that was out of this world. It was light, fluffy and moist. I was expecting it to be savory but it was just the right mix of sweet. I wish I had a better picture to share but they were rationing out fairly small pieces of this heavenly delight so it was hard to capture it.
Other vendors included Leske's Bakery who had an enjoyable peanut butter and jelly doughnut, and David Burke Kitchen. Doughfest also had numerous beverages to choose from like Sweetleaff coffee, Tsingtao Beer and Baileys cocktails. Overall the event was enjoyable. I left there with a serious sugar high, but I am now knowledgeable of more delectable doughnut options in the city and even though Dough will always be my favorite doughnut spot I now have a few new bakeries to frequent this summer.