[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

When you're visiting a 24 hour doughnut shop that isn't making its doughnuts fresh around the clock, the question come late night isn't "what doughnut do I want?" It's "what doughnut stales the best?" Donut Pub's Honey Dip ($1.10) seems to fare better in this regard than its cousins.

The yeast doughnut gets a sugary glaze with, if not a burst of honey flavor, a definite suggestion. But more than the honey itself is the amplified sweetness it carries, and the syrupy texture the crisp glaze takes on as it dissolves. It's a doughnut that's legitimately mouthwatering, even after it stales and dries out a bit, and I'd guess all that salivation makes it taste more tender than it actually is. But I'm quite alright with that, especially after midnight.

Donut Pub

203 West 14th Street, New York NY 10011 (map)

About the author: Max Falkowitz is the editor of Serious Eats: New York. You can follow him on Twitter at @maxfalkowitz.


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