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Come in from the cold, and inhale the warm, yeasty aroma of freshly baked doughnuts at Dough Handmade Artisanal Doughnuts. The homey scents, combined with the whirr of the espresso machine, make for a welcoming experience at any Dough location. What’s more, there are so many special occasions in February so stop in for specially crafted seasonal doughnuts for Superbowl Sunday, Valentine’s Day, and Black History month. Founded in 2010 in Brooklyn, Dough now has seven locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the only one in Queens, on 31st Street in Astoria, just steps from the N/W train.

With over 17 regular varieties plus seasonal, limited-time specialties, and vegan doughnuts, Dough Handmade Artisanal Doughnuts always has a sweet surprise in store. Start the month with Super Bowl Sunday and special, football-shaped doughnuts to satisfy the game watchers. The week of Valentine’s Day offers heart-shaped doughnuts, better than any jewels you could buy and much more affordable. Stop in for Black History Month special edition doughnuts too. The secret is in their unique formula flour, and yeast-raised, brioche-style recipe resulting in a light, fluffy, airy confection that is tender and not overly sweet. Your mouth will water as you consider all the gem-like choices behind the sparkling glass display cases.



Dough Handmade Artisanal Doughnuts creates unique flavors and fillings you simply won’t find anywhere else. Take, for example, their classic peanut butter and jelly doughnut made with a unique, smooth and creamy filling that combines peanut butter and jelly in perfect measure to ooze with every delicious bite. S’mores are a new and popular variety that’s not to be missed, along with chocolate and peanut butter. Cheesecake doughnuts with graham crackers offer the best of both worlds while Boston crème doughnuts are simply the best you’ll ever have, with light, creamy filling, and quality chocolate glaze. Mocha almond crunch, dulce de leche, Nutella filled, and chocolate with cocoa nibs are hard for anyone to resist, so don’t! Order a box of four or six doughnuts and get them all. Add to that their classic strawberry jam filled doughnut and cinnamon sugar, perfect for dunking into a cup of their special blend “Buonjourno” coffee.



Dough’s vegan doughnuts are unsurpassed for tasting like the regular varieties. With luscious pink hibiscus glaze, cinnamon sugar, and classic glaze, I couldn’t tell the difference in a bite for bite taste test. Dough doughnuts are also certified Kosher so everyone can enjoy these treats.

Doughnuts and coffee go together like peanut butter and jelly. Dough has its own special blend of freshly roasted “Bounjourno” coffee that goes into the American drip, espresso, cappuccino, latte, iced latte, cold brew and more. Refreshing soft drinks, juices, milk, and chocolate milk are all on hand to accompany your favorite doughnuts.

Order your Valentine’s and Super Bowl Sunday doughnuts directly from their website for scheduled pick up. Dough will cater their artisanal doughnuts for your special occasions, made in smaller sizes and donut holes too which are irresistible. One bite and you’ll know why the Food Network ranked Dough doughnuts the best in New York State. Dough’s Astoria location is open seven days a week from 9am to 7pm. Check their website for tantalizing photos, locations and hours, and place your order right there online for catering, delivery and shipping of outrageously delicious, handcrafted doughnuts and rich, robust coffee. I love the “Inside the Kitchen” tab which tells the whole story of Dough Handmade Artisanal Doughnuts. Follow them on Instagram and add your favorites. Life is short, have some doughnuts from Dough!

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