National Doughnut Day is around the corner and so are the freebies.
We’ve rounded up holiday deals, specials and events around the city, and we’ll continue to add more as they pop up.
(Fun fact: The June 1 holiday isn’t just a commercial scheme; it actually honors the World War I volunteers, or “doughnut lassies,” who fried up the hole-y pastries for American troops on the front lines in France.)
The burrata brioche doughnut at Davio’s Northern Steakhouse
The purveyor of the $100 meatball special hasn’t stopped there; Davio’s in midtown is celebrating National Doughnut Day with a sweet, savory and splurge-y variation that will cost you $23. The burrata brioche doughnut comes with a warm center of burrata mozzarella. It’s topped with a drizzle of truffle honey and a handful of roasted grapes and pine nuts, and it’s definitely a meal in and of itself. (We’ll leave it up to you whether you want to wash it down with a mug of coffee or a glass of wine.) The doughnut is available June 1 through 3 at 447 Lexington Ave.
Free doughnuts (with the purchase of a drink) at Dunkin’ Donuts
Hit up one of the chain’s scores of locations around the city when you need a caffeine pick-me-up on National Doughnut Day, and you’ll get a free doughnut with your beverage purchase. You get your choice of classic flavors like the Boston Kreme, the plain glazed and strawberry frosted with sprinkles.
Free mini funfetti doughnuts (with a purchase) at Underwest Donuts
On June 1, a normal-sized doughnut comes with a miniature sidekick at Underwest Donuts’ two locations. The first 100 customers to make a purchase at either shop will be rewarded with a mini funfetti doughnut, a brown butter doughnut with sprinkles inside, a chocolate glaze and more sprinkles (one crazy assortment of all colors and sizes) on top. The original Underwest Donuts is located at 638 W. 47th St., the spinoff at Penn Station.
Free mini kaffir lime crullers and cocktails at Du’s Donuts
If you’ve got plans in Williamsburg Friday night, pregame them at Wylie Dufresne’s coffee and cake doughnut shop in the William Vale hotel (107 N. 12th St.). Du’s Donuts is celebrating National Doughnut Day and the launch of its new beer and wine menu with a happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m. The store will be giving away some exotic mini kaffir lime crullers, which we imagine taste a bit like your favorite Thai curry, and its namesake cocktail, featuring gin, kaffir lime and cucumber. (In case you forget where you are, they’ll be served in paper coffee cups with the Du’s branding.)
Free Dangerously Addictive Doughnuts (with beer purchase) at Clinton Hall
Order a pint of Clinton Hall’s Gigawatt IPA on Friday for a free order of the beer hall’s interactive doughnuts, too. The fried dough balls come with three syringes filled with Nutella, salted caramel and raspberry jam, which you get to inject yourself into the DIY treat. Find your closest Clinton Hall location here.