Food & Drink

Everywhere to Get Free Donuts on National Donut Day in NYC

Published On 06/02/2016 Published On 06/02/2016
Gregory’s Coffee
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Gregorys Coffee

Various locations

This popular coffee shop will be offering free donut holes at all its NYC locations, so start mapping them now!

The Donut Pub

West Village

Buy coffee and a donut, get another donut free at this 24-hour donut spot.

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Doughnut Plant

Various locations

This popular chain will be offering free “carnival sprinkles” mini cake doughnuts to customers at all of its locations while supplies last.

Courtesy of Orwasher’s Bakery


Upper East Side

While there aren't any freebies, this beloved UES bakery will be debuting a peach jam donut on National Donut Day, and will offer a half-dozen filled donuts for a one-day special of $23.

Grace Street Bakery/Courtesy of Judiaann Woo

Grace Street


This midtown purveyor of Korean donuts -- known as hodduks -- will be offering 50% off the first 100 donuts sold on National Donut Day.

Courtesy of Jack’s Stir Brew

Jack's Stir Brew Coffee

Various locations

Swing by any Jack’s location and receive a complimentary 8oz cup of coffee with a purchase of one of its delicious vegan donuts.

Courtesy of The Doughnut Project

The Doughnut Project

West Village

The Doughnut Project is partnering with Angry Orchard to concoct a hard apple cider fritter -- “The Angry Fritter” as it’s called -- which will be ceremoniously launching on National Donut Day. And if that’s not enough good news, they’ll also be giving away merchandise via a Willy Wonka golden ticket-style lottery throughout the day.

Courtesy of Erin McKenna’s Bakery

Erin McKenna's Bakery

Lower East Side

All of Erin’s donuts are vegan and gluten-free, so you can feel good about splurging on the National Donut Day special, the Party People Donut -- a rum-soaked donut topped with coconut, cookie crumble, caramel, sprinkles, and a straw for good measure.

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Clinton Hall


This FiDi beer hall is offering a National Donut Day special on its crazy “Walter White Crystal Methadonuts.” For just $4, you can have the pleasure of injecting fried donuts covered in blue sugar with a selection of fillings that include caramel and Nutella.

Courtesy of Vegan Divas

Vegan Divas

Upper East Side

This allergy-friendly bakery will be offering two-for-one pricing on all of its delicious donuts, including flavors like toasted coconut and cinnamon.

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Du Jour Bakery

Park Slope

Home to the most expansive National Donut Day special in the city, this beloved Park Slope bakery is offering its loyal customers 13 specialty donuts, all for one day only. Flavors include s’mores, German chocolate cake, Samoa, and birthday cake, all priced at $3.50/donut or less. It'll also be offering free donut holes with any purchase of six donuts or more.

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1. Gregorys Coffee 327 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010 (Midtown)

This NYC mini-chain's Park Avenue location offers fair trade beans, strong pour overs, lattes, and free wi-fi in a comfortable, stylish setting. House-made pastries (carrot pound cake, s'mores cookies, rugelach, nut muffins...) and a smoothie bar accentuate the otherwise roastery-centric menu.

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2. The Donut Pub 203 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011 (Chelsea)

This mom-and-pop Chelsea joint has been serving donuts 24/7 since 1964. Classics are usually the toughest things to master, but Donut Pub has them down. The honey dip, its version of the traditional glazed donut, is light and fluffy with a crackly sugar shell that truly melts in your mouth. The spot looks like a diner but don't expect too many savory options -- the menu is limited to pastries, bagels, a few sandwiches (cheese, tuna salad, ham), and coffee.

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3. Doughnut Plant 379 Grand St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

Doughnut Plant laid its roots in owner Mark Israel's Lower East Side basement in the ‘90s, and grew to be a leader of New York City’s new-wave donut craze. DP now has outposts in three boroughs and Tokyo, and its popularity continues to spread thanks to seasonal specialty items (coconut-lime and rose petal) and beloved inventions (a jelly-filled peanut butter doughnut). But it’s the game-changing creme brulee doughseed with a crisp shell and creamy vanilla innards that takes the cake -- or glazed icing -- every time.

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4. Orwasher's Bakery 308 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075 (Upper East Side)

This beloved, veteran Uptown bakery -- founded in 1916 and known for its loyal set of regulars -- knows its way around jelly donuts, which call for jams made from locally sourced fruit. Orwasher's also doubles as a Jewish bakery, supplying a variety of traditional loaves like pumpernickel, rye, and challah.

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5. Grace Street 17 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 (Korea Town)

Grace Street is a midtown purveyor of Korean donuts -- known as ho-dduks -- serving Korean-donut-wonders. They are warm pita-shaped pockets of dough filled with melted cinnamon, sugar, and crushed walnuts. Also, be sure to look out for the Shaved Snow desserts, because this sweetness melts in your mouth like nothing else.

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6. Jack's Stir Brew Coffee 138 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014 (Greenwich Village)

Jack's Stir Brew Coffee shop in Greenwich Village is a tiny and rustic spot serving Fair Trade shade-grown coffee, baked goods, and even delicious vegan doughnuts. Jack's is dedicated to serving only the best and highest quality products in a humble and homey environment, and was one of the pioneers of the cup-to-crop movement.

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7. The Doughnut Project 10 Morton St, New York, NY 10014 (West Village)

These handcrafted sweets come in all the flavors you'd expect and some you wouldn't-- an old fashioned with beet icing and ricotta cheese filling? Yes, please. Also on the menu are bacon-studded cream eclairs, which wrap up all the great flavors of breakfast (salty, sweet, and savory) in one irresistible bite.

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8. Erin McKenna's Bakery 248 Broome St, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)

In 2005, Erin McKenna set out to do the impossible: found a vegan bakery that doesn't totally suck. She succeeded, and now it's gluten-free as well. Yup. All of it. The list of ingredients that aren't in the baked goods is longer than the list of things that are: no refined sugar, dairy, wheat, soy, or eggs. So what's in those delectable donuts and brilliant brownies? Go find out. Just because your dietary restrictions are difficult doesn't mean dessert has to be.

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9. Clinton Hall 90 Washington St, New York, NY 10006 (Financial District)

Clinton Hall is a palatial beer hall and bar in the financial district, complete with bar food, ping pong, draft beers and craft beers on tap, plus ciders on rotation. This spot also boasts a courtyard garden and donuts covered in sugar with a selection of fillings to choose from, with funky names like the "Walter White Crystal Methadonuts."

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10. Vegan Divas 1437 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021 (Upper East Side)

Vegan Divas Upper East Side bakery is a small spot with exposed-brick walls and vegan-friendly baked goods and sweets. All of the delicious treats are rich in fiber and protein and made with organic flour, maple syrup, canola, and cold pressed coconut oil. All the desserts and baked goods as so good, you wouldn't even know the difference.

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11. Du Jour Bakery 365 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Park Slope)

Du Jour Bakery in Park Slope is a beloved bakery with a cozy cafe, outdoor patio, custom cakes, and a variety of American and French pastries. All the baked goods, like croissants, muffins, cupcakes, cookies, donuts, scones, plus savory options, are made in-house daily. This spot also serves breakfast, lunch, and brunch on the weekends.



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