Edible Hearts of Dough(nut)

It's been a while since I've visited Doughnut Plant in Chelsea for a sweet breakfast or snack, and I realized that I was missing out on some new, tasty doughnuts!

Doughnut Plant

For Valentine's Day (since the beginning of the month I'm guessing), Doughnut Plant has created some rose flavored and heart-shaped doughnuts to celebrate the upcoming holiday.  Even those who aren't into the overdose on the whole lovey-dovey theme of February 14th, that doesn't mean you should deny yourself a wonderfully baked treat.  

I didn't see any rose flavored doughnuts when I dropped by, so I opted for the heart-shaped passionfruit yeast one instead.

Doughnut Plant

The heart-shaped doughnut was perfectly constructed, and I enjoyed the light passionfruit flavor. It wasn't too sweet or too fruity as passionfruit flavored foods tend to be.  The balance was just right. It looks pretty cute too, doesn't it? 

I love both yeast and cake type of doughnuts here, but I've got to say that the yeast will always be my favorite.  Something about the lightness and airiness of it is probably why I enjoy it so much!  

Doughnut Plant

The selection of doughnuts that afternoon

As much as I'd really like to try the rose flavored varieties, especially the doughseed type, I don't think I"ll be able to make it to the store before Valentine's Day. Hurry over there, because after tomorrow, the themed doughnuts will sadly be no more. On the brighter side, we can look forward to the new flavors they'll be debuting for the next holiday - St. Patrick's Day! 

Shamrock-shaped or "Lucky Charm" doughnuts, anyone?

 

There are two Doughnut Plant locations in Manhattan:

Doughnut Plant LES (the original store)
379 Grand St. (between Norfolk and Essex Sts.)
New York, NY
(212) 505-3700

Doughnut Plant Chelsea (at Hotel Chelsea)
220 W 23rd St. (between 7th and 8th Aves.)
New York, NY
(212) 505-3700

Visit their website here: http://doughnutplant.com/