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Thursday
Jun052014

Doughnut Plant Coming to Flatbush Avenue

This is either really good news or really bad news, depending on your diet: An outpost of The Doughnut Plant, widely regarded as one of the finest and most creative doughnut shops in the city, will be opening up on the northern end of Park Slope, in the triangular building on Flatbush and Sixth Avenues last occupied by Yummy Taco.

Owner Mark Isreal began selling doughnuts on the Lower East Side in 1994, based on recipes that had been in his family for generations. He opened the first Doughnut Plant near the Manhattan Bridge in 2000, and thanks to creations like the jelly-filled square doughnut and the tres leches, creme brulee, and chocolate pudding-filled blackout doughnut, it's become quite successful: a location opened in Tokyo in 2004 and a 23rd Street location opened in 2011.

Yummy Taco, a middle-of-the-road Tex-Mex spot, closed back in December. Isreal seems quite excited about taking over the triangular building, which he's been calling the "Flatbush Flatiron," according to DNAinfo. He's also referring to the buildout as a "restoration project," certainly a good sign.

Along with an outpost of Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone's renowned sandwich shop Parm opening on Flatbush between Bergen and Dean and a Shake Shack opening a block away, I think we can safely say that the arrival of the Barclays Center has been a positive culinary influence on the surrounding stretch of Flatbush.

Reader Comments (15)

Right next to the NYPD precinct. Hilarious.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGuest

they will surely kill but I doubt the cops will be spending three times what a donut costs at dunkin on their salaries

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

THIS is good news. I love that place.

But, I likely won't ever, or will very rarely, venture out of the slope to go there. It's a schlep :-)

Good for those in proppaPH though! and yes, good for those coppers! Though I agree those flatfeet probably just get something from a cart for a buck including coffee ala Law and Order. I love seeing them drink from those cups. Nostalgia

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTed

As I said here before, forget 5th ave and 7th ave, flatbush Ave is where everyone wants to be. I've heard a couple other rumors about some big stuff coming to Flatbush. What happened to all the Whiney Nimbys who said Barclays was going to turn flatbush into mcdonalds, KFC mall?

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTim

NIMBYs are terrible at predicting the outcomes of development.

Everyone who was opposed to Barclay's looks like a moron. Bonus: all of those opposed now have property values that are trending even higher. A win win across the board.

Don't even start with this income equality nonsense. Make way for progress.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNIMBYs

Perhaps the Methodist expansion opponents can learn a lesson here.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

This settles it. Flatbush Ave. is now the primary destination in the borough of Brooklyn. Walk up from Atlantic and you've got Barclays, Shake Shack, Parm, Doughnut Plant, the Larder, the Ghost, and right down to Franny's. It's an All-Star row to rival any in NYC. All we need is some solid retail in the Triangle Sports space, as well as in some of the other empty spaces. Replace that dumb Jennifer Lopes store with an H&M or something. Open up at Banana Republic or Gap Kids in the Triangle Sports space and keep on moving down the block. You'll never have to go to Manhattan for anything again.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commentereddard

Still upset about this. BEST tacos in the neighborhood, hands down.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFelton

Barclays center has been an absolute DISASTER for Brooklyn!

DEVELOP DON'T DESTROY!!!!!

Youre a mold on my favorite roll Kaiser

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

It's great if you want to live in Mahattan.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterI remember when

The empty storefronts on Flatbush ave like the bootcamp place and the old dry cleaner next to taro are a blight. The city should use Eminent domain and resell them. Flatbush needs active business not empty rotting buildings.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMadSloper

Ask those gluttony Pintchik brothers about all the empty storefronts, I.e Cinderella, Bootcamp, they are the landlords.. They are looking to build luxury high rises one of these days. And Eladias lease us up soon, more empty space.

June 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBusyboy

Donuts are a "positive culinary influence"? Only in kidult-land.

June 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Lockhorn

Felton, I think you mean the yummiest tacos in the neighborhood.

June 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTed

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