Food & Drink

Somehow, a Low-Calorie Donut Shop Didn't Survive

Even though you could allegedly eat four donuts to get the same amount of fat as a traditional American donut, a West Village spot serving low-calorie, low-fat donuts has thrown in the towel, or whatever bakers throw in. Perhaps an apron?

Holey Donuts, an online bakery that used a “patented cooking process” to create donuts sans the deep-fryer bath guaranteed in the Constitution, has gone bankrupt and closed the outpost it opened about a year ago, according to a report by DNAinfo. 

It appears the shop’s landlord has sued the 150-to-250-calories-per-donut maker because it hasn’t paid rent, and CEO Frank Dilullo said the business is “over,” according to the report. Apparently, in a city cream-filled with Dunkin' and all kinds of local donut joints, the demand for low-calorie dough-rings just wasn't there. Probably because people who are willing to eat donuts are not thinking about health. Derp.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and doesn't care how many calories the donuts have, just give them to him right now. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.