Underwest Donuts is a place you need to know about! I say “need to know” because otherwise you will likely never find them. On the West Side Highway inside that car wash across the street from The Intrepid is where you will discover these heavenly treats! Now, that you know that they're there, you will so find yourself accepting or inventing weekend plans you would have sworn off to stay home and eat ice cream on your couch while catching up on your DVR. Once you've had a taste, suddenly a Sunday morning bike ride down the Hudson sounds like a brilliant idea. “Yes, I want to go to The Intrepid, again, but let's cross over that footbridge first and check out that car wash”.
Ok, ok, if you're a donut lover, you've likely already demolished an Underwest Donut without even knowing it. You can find their donuts in tons of the city’s coffee shops. I have! It was a complete aha moment for me when I realized the “car wash” donut I had at Irving Farm Coffee Roasters was, you guessed it, from this little car wash donut shop! You've so seen it! White with pink and blue drizzled streaks and vanilla lavender flavors, it mimics the soap in a car wash! Genius!
Unfortunately, they sold out of this flavor the day I visited, silver lining, it allowed me the room to eat a bunch of their other donuts! The Maple Waffle, Dark Chocolate, Passion Fruit and Jasmine Green Tea donuts became my gluttonous treat to myself that I snacked on while walking down the West Side Highway to my next meeting. Albeit, a dangerous move with all of the runners going by with looks of “I'm going to rip that donut straight out of your mouth it looks so good”. I don't blame the looks, if only they knew how good they tasted, I would have totally been mugged of my treats! They are truly the quintessential donuts! They're rich, flavorful, decadent and not at all too cake-y or bread-like, this, this is what donuts should taste like! Need not worry, runner friends, now you know where to get these donuts for yourself!