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NYC's dessert donuts: End your dinner with bomboloni, beignets and more

Donuts aren't just a breakfast treat. At restaurants across the city, it's often the dessert of choice. From warm Tuscan-style bomboloni to a Cronut-inspired concoction to your classic glazed, here's a taste of dessert donuts in New York City.

A Voce

Two different restaurants means two different dessert donuts.
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Two different restaurants means two different dessert donuts. At the Columbus location, sugar-coated, vanilla cream-filled bomboloni are served with a bitter chocolate sauce, while down on Madison, dip your donuts into a salted caramel sauce. It's a win-win either way. $11; 10 Columbus Circle, Third Fl., 212-823-2523, 41 Madison Ave., 212-545-8555, avocerestaurant.com

ABC Kitchen

End your meal at this Jean-Georges establishment with
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End your meal at this Jean-Georges establishment with a plate of seasonal donuts to share. Think classic varieties like glazed, chocolate-glazed and cream-filled. $13; 35 E. 18th St., 212-475-5829, abchome.com

Beauty and Essex

It's all about the beignet here. Pastry chef
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It's all about the beignet here. Pastry chef Jaime Sudberg makes her signature vanilla beignets in-house, filling them with chocolate hazelnut crème or house-made raspberry jam. The box of doughnuts comes with both varieties. $13; 146 Essex St., 212-614-0146, beautyandessex.com

Louro

Chocolate lovers will dig in to Louro’s dessert
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Chocolate lovers will dig in to Louro’s dessert doughnuts, which are stuffed with a chocolate ricotta mousse and served with dark chocolate ice cream. They’re topped off with toasted hazelnuts. $10; 142 W. 10th St., 212-206- 0606, louronyc.com

Catch

Pastry Chef Thiago Silva is putting his own
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Pastry Chef Thiago Silva is putting his own spin on the classic pastry with cherry pie over doughs -- a fried Cronut-esque donut dough filled with sour hibiscus-infused cherries and vanilla custard, topped with toasted almond ice cream and almond streusel. Eat your heart out, Dominique Ansel. $12; 21 Ninth Ave., 212-392-5978, emmgrp.com/restaurants/catch

Colonie

For a sweet-salty punch, order the fresh donuts
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For a sweet-salty punch, order the fresh donuts filled with salty caramel custard on the dessert menu. Other varieties include seasonal jam, Nutella and peanut butter. The generously-sized desserts come three to a plate, so everyone can get their fill. $9; 127 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn Heights, 718-855-7500, colonienyc.com

Littleneck

Donuts were recently added to the dessert menu
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Donuts were recently added to the dessert menu at this New England-style seafood restaurant. They're sweetened with cinnamon and maple and served with a side of Jameson whipped cream. $9; 288 Third Ave., Gowanus, 718-522-1921, littleneckbrooklyn.com

Maya

Donuts get some Mexican flavor at this modern
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Donuts get some Mexican flavor at this modern Mexican restaurant. The empanada-shaped pastries are dusted with cinnamon sugar and served with chipotle caramel and canela-spiced chocolate sauce. $9; 1191 First Ave., 212-585-1818, richardsandoval.com/maya

Sotto 13

A basket of warm, fried doughnut holes, aka
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A basket of warm, fried doughnut holes, aka bomboloni, are served with a Nutella-chocolate sauce for dipping on the dessert menu at this Italian spot. $8; 140 W. 13th St., 212-647-1001, sotto13.com

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