Doughnut Vault

Review by: Jane & Michael Stern

For those who crave instant gratification, The Doughnut Vault can be a maddening place. A line starts forming well before the door opens at 8:30am, and it is not uncommon for latecomers to wait an hour for their fix. In recent years, the Doughnut Vault has somewhat increased donut lovers’ chances by adding a second location (at 111 N. Canal Street) as well as a Vault Van, the daily location of which is announced on Twitter.

These donuts well worth waiting for: cakey, old-fashioned buttermilks with crusty fissures all around the surface, jumbo glazed donuts (chestnut, chocolate and vanilla), lemon-poppyseed, coconut cream, and an item titled gingerbread stack, which actually is three small, sugar-crusted sinkers.

It is amazing to watch the server behind the counter at the original location — there is room for one and only one staff member — as she fills boxes with dozens at lightning speed and with amazing good cheer considering the constant press of hungry customers she deals with all morning.

What To Eat

Gingerbread Stack

DISH
Buttermilk Old Fashioned Donut

DISH
Glazed Donut

DISH

Doughnut Vault Recipes

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