JITO'S EATS

JITO'S SWEETS: DOUGH

I'll be starting a new series here called "Jito's Sweets" which documents all the desserts (famous and some obscure) spots in NYC I visit and I'll also be continuing my "Jito's Eats" later on! Why? The more important question is, why not?! :) Dessert is my absolute favorite and there are so many amazing dessert places out here in NYC, so I want to remember each experience! Also, I always look online to read reviews and see whats good at a restaurant so hopefully, this can help some of you try new places out here in the city. And perhaps, this will also encourage me to remember and take photos of the foods I eat. These series will mostly consist of photos I take and a brief review of what I thought about the eatery! 

First up on "Jito's Sweets" are DOUGH donutsThey currently have 3 shops, one in Brooklyn, Flatiron district, and City Kitchen (Midtown). It originated in Brooklyn, but I've only been able to try the donuts from the Flatiron district and City Kitchen location. 

I was fortunate enough to try 7 of their flavors (photographed in order): Chocolate, Dulce de Leche, Hibiscus, Lemon Poppy, Passion Fruit, Cinnamon Sugar, and Cafe au Lait (not pictured below). 

FOOD:  Surprisingly, my favorite one was the Cinnamon Sugar. I say its surprising because their exotic, glazed donuts are usually the more popular ones (Dulce de Leche & Hibiscus {tastes like raspberries} in particular). But their donuts are humongous, fluffy, and chewy! They were light and not overly glazed. Each flavor stayed true to its name and none of the flavors were too overpowering. Definitely tastes best, fresh and eaten right away! 

SERVICE: The service at the Flatiron shop was mediocre. They did their job... helped me get my donut so what more could I ask for? The people at City Kitchen, however were so accommodating and even included in a free donut for me! Yay!

ATMOSPHERE: Flatiron - It was a small, cute, and rustic shop that had a big table in the middle and a few chairs. Not much space but I actually prefer my dessert shops to have a cozy feel to them. City Kitchen - There's not much to say about this location because it's inside a food market, but the stand is still cute. 

VALUE: Reasonably priced for a huge, organic, well-made donut here in the city. It's $3 per donut and I appreciate that each one is the same price! 

OVERALL: These definitely were not the best donuts I've had nor were they melt in your mouth amazing... but they were still very good! I love how fluffy and light it is and I really appreciate the unique flavors they offer. They're not overly sweet and they're not too dense either. These donuts would pair perfectly with a nice cup of coffee or tea! 

Photography & Styling by: Jito