[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Count them. There are exactly nine ping pong ball-sized doughnuts, a cascading carnival hot from the fryer. These are ricotta doughnuts ($16) with deeply browned exteriors that crunch into a fluffy poofs. But there's another note of flavor that I didn't taste on my last visit: allspice, an addition just for the winter season. The doughnuts are accompanied by mini bottles of housemade caramel and fresh strawberry sauce, which you can pipe in for a DIY-filled doughnut. And that little metal dish at the bottom? Warm chocolate, always a fine doughnut accompaniment.

Abe & Arthur

409 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan blogs at Kathy YL Chan, where she chronicles her eats and travel adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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