The Best Doughnuts in the Tri-State, According to ALT Listeners

August 14, 2019

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The other day, Yelp released its list of the best doughnut shops in every state... according to an algorithm. That data says New York's best is Glazed Over Donuts in Beacon, New Jersey's is Alfalfa in Hoboken​, and CT is Donut Crazy/West Hartford. The algorithm was based on customer reviews, so the list isn't without merit: you can see it here. HOWEVER. I decided to take to social media to see what ALT listeners had to say... and the results will SHOCK YOU. (Ok, not really.)

There were two New York spots that showed up more than any other. Peter Pan in Greenpoint...

No need to camp out. Smores donuts are in Peter Pan!!! ----

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and Manhattan's Doughnut Plant.

According to @phillyfoodgirl “this Coconut Cream doughnut was ridiculous!” It must be the fresh coconut in both the filling and the glaze...and how fluffy our doughnuts are...and that they’re made with the best all natural ingredients. Our goal is delicious but ridiculous works too! ---------- #doughnutplant #coconutcreamdoughnut #dpnyc25

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Those are S'mores and Coconut Cream doughnuts, respectively, and I promise you that they are two of the most delicious things I've ever eaten. Good call, ALT listeners. Other NY picks included Long Island's Doughology, Beascake in Armonk, and Dough, which has locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 

As far as Jersey goes: multiple listeners shouted out Glaze, with two locations and another on the way:

Cinnamon sugar Nutella ------ . . . . #glazedonuts #njfood #cinnamonsugar #donut

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Cinnamon sugar and Nutella? Shut up and take my money. I live in Jersey but haven't made it to Glaze yet, a situation that clearly needs to be remedied. Duck Donuts and Montclair Bread Company also got some listener love.

And finally... as it turns out, Connecticut voters all over the state seconded the Donut Crazy pick!

Customer❤️Thanks @nimsnomz - If you’re in the North East you NEED to stop by @donutcrazy and grab one of these INSANE donuts! Shown here: Kookie Monster, French Toast, Cannoli, Caramel M&M, S’mores, and Peanut Butter Explosion. Absolutely yes, they’re as amazing as they sound. Enjoy -- ----! . . #letseatdonuts #craftedwithlove #coveredincrazy #foodie #food #foodporn #foodgasm #dmvfoodiecrew #foodblogger #picoftheday #yum #love #travelblog #donut #donuts #smores #cannoli #peanutbutter #conneticut #newhaven #citygirl #travelphotography #foodphotography #yelp

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Those look amazing. Guess sometimes the robots get it right! Thanks to everyone who weighed in, and please let me know on Twitter if you have other recommendations to share!