Yesterday I had the pleasure of heading to Dun-well Doughnuts in Bushwick, Brooklyn. This entirely vegan doughnut shop is the first of its kind here in NYC.
The storefront, opened a couple months ago, represents a big step for Dan Dunbar and Christopher Hollowell. The business, as Christopher put it, has “come a long way since last year when we were making them in my apartment.”
The shop is a bit of a step back in time with its wood paneling and antique accents. I wasn’t expecting it to be quite so large; customers spread out amongst the tables like at any local Starbucks. The old-timey vibe is so true, the laptops seemed anachronistic.
It took some contemplating before I settled on a Rocky Road, the daily special made complete with Sweet & Sara mini marshmallows; a Maple Walnut; and a mini Snickerdoodle donuts. (I totally cashed in my weekly sweets chips…and it was worth.)
As I sat thinking about the hour drive, I wished there was a location closer to me. An ambivalent wish, though. To a certain degree, I am glad these donuts aren’t widely available…cause I’d get very fat. Conversely, I wish more people could enjoy vegan goodies like these.
Two tips: 1) come with green because they are cash only; 2) save some green and own that you’re going to splurge…just get the half dozen for $13…or the dozen and share the vegan goodness.
222 Montrose Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(Montrose L Stop)
(If you map this location on your phone, look up by name rather than address or you won’t end up at Dun-well.)