Earlier in the year, we hit the Spring edition of Mad Sq Eats 2013 with some serious coverage/ overeating. It took us a few months to get ready for the Fall edition, which opened on September 25 and is currently going on outdoors at Madison Square Park.
Many of our old favorites had returned, including Roberta’s Pizza, Asia Dog, Arancini Bros., Artisan Cannoli, La Sonrisa Empanadas, Momofuku Milk Bar, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many others. If you want to see what we thought of their food, check out the links scattered earlier in the post. In the meantime, we decided to try some of the new items for this fest, and found a few worth nomming on, and a few worth skipping!
“Doughnut Plant” is the creation of Mark Israel, son of a baker from North Carolina. His father taught him their unique recipe for making doughnuts, starting Mark at a young age by glazing the circular treats. Mark took the family recipe and began to add his own personal flair to it, which included using fresh fruit jams and seasonal nuts for the toppings. Originally delivering his baked goods to larger stores in Manhattan, Mark opened his first store in 2000, and the rest is history. Today, we take a peek into the store on 23rd street.
This is a haven for donut-lovers, as everything in here is shaped like one. Willy Wonka would be jealous of these decorations, mostly because they remain tasteful in spite of the fact that the decorations are based on a dessert. The tables, chairs, wall-paper, anything that you can furnish an eatery with has been given the doughnut treatment.