In New York magazine's "Best Breakfast Meals" list, Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite called the bombolinis at Jim Lahey's Sullivan Street Bakery the "best doughnuts" in the city. That is a powerful claim, so we bought a bunch to taste to see if it was accurate. After the first bite, we found it hard to disagree. The dough is impossibly light, the outer crust is crisp yet pliant, and the filling is so creamy and vanilla-y it tastes like great vanilla ice cream. After the second bite, we have decided to up the ante and call it the best filled doughnut we've ever had. After the third bite, we decided that we are simply not worthy of this most excellent doughnut.
Sullivan Street Bakery
533 West 47th Street, New York NY 10036 (Tenth/Eleventh; map) 212-265-5580
Ed thanks New York Magazine for turning us on to the best filled doughnut we've ever had.