As the sun rose over South Slope this morning, we found ourselves in a quandary. Where’s the best place to grab a donut on 5th Avenue? We decided to stop by three of the avenue’s donut destinations, Leske’s Bakery, 7-Eleven, and Dunkin Donuts to see whose fried bit of glazed goodness would come out on top.
Who: Leske’s Bakery
Where: 588 5th Avenue, between 16th Street and Prospect Avenue
The Result: Light and spongy with just the right amount of sweet. The Leske’s donut surprised us because it tasted more like a fresh roll than a donut.
Where: 520 5th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Street
The Result: We’re not thanking Heaven for this donut from 7-Eleven. Underneath a very thick layer of glaze, there really was a donut, but it was dry and tasteless. The only thing you could really taste was sugar, and an hour later our teeth are still tingling.
Who: Dunkin Donuts
Where: 448 5th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Street
The Result: Dunkin may not have been the worst of our trio, but it certainly had issues. The donut was flat, and tasted stale. The glaze was also a bit much, but it wasn’t nearly as overwhelming as the one from 7-Eleven.
Our winner? Leske’s all the way. It might be slightly more expensive, but it’s worth it.