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Dun-Well doughnuts named best doughnuts in New York City, and they're vegan!Dun-Well doughnuts named best doughnuts in New York City, and they're vegan!

Dun-Well Doughnuts Named NYC's Best, and They're Vegan Too!

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Dun-Well Doughnuts owners Christopher Hollowell and Dan Dunbar started out delivering their all-vegan treats to New York eateries, but wanted to open a storefront that would become the world’s first vegan doughnut shop. After launching a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo and raising $15,000, that dream came true.

We wrote about the brand new Brooklyn storefront in December, and now only months later, Dunwell’s cruelty-free doughnuts have taken over New York. The New York Daily News has ranked the city’s best doughnuts and guess who took the top spot? The Daily News writes, “Dun-Well Doughnuts makes great doughnuts, regardless of your eating habits. And if you happen to not eat animal products, well, even better.”

The shop uses organic and local fresh ingredients and a long-time family recipe, say Hollowell and Dunbar. They even use their a rolling pin originally owned by Great-Great-Great Grandma Barbara when baking the fresh batch of doughnuts every day.

The Daily News adds, “There are 12 flavors out of a catalogue of nearly 100 in rotation each day, including favorites peanut butter and jelly, chocolate and glazed. Vegan deserts have a tendency to overcompensate for their limited ingredients and often taste too sweet. Not so for the rich and sumptuous Dun-Well doughnuts, which are, in fact, done very well.”

Honestly, they had me at vegan peanut butter and jelly doughnut. This vegan can’t wait to drop by Dun-Well the next time she visits New York, which will be soon but not quite soon enough. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited the best doughnuts in New York City (which must have a lot of doughnuts) are VEGAN! Check out the rest of the delicious-looking menu of flavors.

Congratulations to Dun-Well Doughnuts!

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  • Why is it so exciting that they’re vegan? They’ll still give you diabetes, make you fat, and cause depression and anxiety. I hope one day the word vegan can include a reasonable expectation of being healthy.

    • GreatSkeptic

      Why is it exciting? Because it is hard, if not impossible in most places to find vegan donuts! The word “vegan” isn’t meant to make them appear healthy, it’s meant to let vegans know that this is a doughnut that they can actually eat. Vegan absolutely includes a reasonable expectation of being healthy because the diet is plant-based and includes mostly fruits and vegetables. This doesn’t mean that they have to refrain from cruelty-free guilty-pleasures such as doughnuts. Not all vegans are health nuts, we enjoy a (vegan) dessert every now and then!

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