Hibiscus, salted peanut, Maker's Mark: 8 doughnuts that score a hole in one
Gourmet styling has hit everything from cupcakes to whoopee pies to macarons. Now, doughnuts have joined the ranks of NYC's fancified comfort food, with top toques like Red Rooster's Marcus Samuelsson and 9 Restaurant's Eric Hara joining old hats like Stanton Social's Jaime Sudberg in serving up a slew of jacked-up flavors: sweet potato, hibiscus, salted peanut, to name a few. Whether they're fried, baked, stuffed or served cake-style, these deviant delights are well worth the dough.
By Linnea Covington; photos by Noah Fecks
Pictured: Flex Mussels' maple-bourbon doughnuts