The Cinnamon Snail

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Next stop on my 7 Best Doughnuts In NYC Challenge is The Cinnamon Snail food truck. The truck is serving an all vegan menu, including breakfast and lunch items.

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But, I had to go for the donuts…you know, for research. I tried the Vanilla Bourbon Creme Brûlée donut.

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So, I’ll always keep it honest. At first glance/meeting, the donut was a bit on the greasy side. But, it’s pretty easy for me to work past that. The donut itself had a really good texture with a mild crunch on the outside from the baked sugar, and soft on the inside. The dough had a very pleasant flavor, although I wasn’t really getting a lot of distinguishing flavors. The top-center of the donut is where you’ll find the Creme Brûlée portion. Again, pleasant, but I wasn’t really hit with powerful or remarkable flavors.

The Shorts:
Name: The Cinnamon Snail
Location: Check their Twitter page HERE for their NYC locations
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For donuts, maybe not. But, they seem to have a large breakfast and lunch following, so, I would be up for giving that a shot!
Would I recommend it? As a top donut place to try, probably not. 


Carpe Donut

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Next stop on my 7 Best Doughnuts In NYC Challenge is Carpe Donut. This husband and wife duo are using all locally sourced, organic, fresh ingredients, creating one type of donut, an Apple Cider Donut. They also have delicious sounding drinks, yes, including Apple Cider, that they’re selling from their food truck. But let’s be honest, I came for the donuts. 

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And other publications are noticing these donuts too.

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This donut was pretty legit. It was light and pillowy, slightly crisp on the outside. The outside is coated in cinnamon and large granules of sugar, giving the entire donut a great, delicate Apple Cider flavor.

The Shorts:
Name: Carpe Donut
Location: NYC location changes daily, check their Twitter page HERE for updates
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes. And, when the warmer weather comes back, I’m going for the FroDo, a donut ice cream sandwich. Yeah, they do that.
Would I recommend it? For sure!