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Doughnut Plant

Doughnut Plant was one of those things I’ve always really wanted to try, but because of the proximity, I kept holding off. Until now.So just image ultra fresh just hot out of the oven doughnuts. Better than the one’s at Krispy Kreme, and with an assortment of unique flavors.The Pumpkin Doughnut with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds was absolutely phenomenal. Which is saying a lot about Doughnut Plant since it was my least favorite of the three I sampled. The doughnut itself is warm and moist. Although the glaze does get a bit sticky and messy, the flavor is out of this world.Now I forgot to state that Doughnut Plant made doughnuts 2 different ways. Either the traditional yeast way that most of us are used to, or the cake way, which resembles the doughnut packages you get for 99 cents at the gas station. The second place doughnut is the latter and is dubbed the Blackout. With a chocolate cake, a chocolate glaze, and for good measure some more chocolate crumbles. PMS euphoria. Finally, my number 1. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut. Now this square concoction is heavily glazed and sprinkled with toasted peanuts. Next, they have the audacity to fill this bad boy with a blackberry jelly, and the result? The best damn doughnut I’ve ever had in my life.

Not Pictured: Their Hot Chai Tea was amazing as well, especially on a cold windy day like the day I went.

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Bouchon Bakery

Thomas Keller is a cuisine extraordinaire. Having created such successful venues such as the highly touted Per Se and French Laundry. There’s a reason why Keller is one of the most decorated chefs in the all of history. Countless James Beard awards and Michelin Stars, the man simply produces great food.

No, I didn’t complete my life by eating at Per Se. However, I did have great food at Keller’s affordable Bouchon Bakery.

From the looks of it, everything here is done to an art. From the heartiest of sandwiches to the tiny morsels of macaroons, you can sense the effort placed into each item.

I snagged myself a Smoked Salmon Sandwich with Toasted Brioche. Smeared with an herb spread, crunchy fresh cucumbers, and pickled red onions. Every ingredient had a reason, and together they harmoniously produced one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had. The brioche was buttery and perfectly toasted, the cucumbers added an extra texture, the spread blooming with flavor upon every bite, and the meaty salmon was the perfect main.Up next was their Butternut Squash Panini. Hands down one of the best meatless options in the world. With the addition of apple slices, a pear marmalade, a nutty brie and various herbs, the flavor is out of this world. The pressed panini adds a marvelous crunch while the butternut squash filling is an ode to Keller’s ingenuity. Now we come to the piece de resistance, Keller’s take on the Nutter Butter. This cookie would send the Cookie Monster into comatose. With ooey gooey peanut butter sandwiched in between warm peanut butter cookies. Words cannot do this baby justice, it’s just something you have to try and fall in love with.

Bouchon Bakery Scores:
Food: 9/10 – Corner Bakery and Panera, you’ve met your match.

Restaurant Environment: N/A

Service: N/A

Value: 7/10- At around $13 per, these sandwiches aren’t exactly part of anyone’s value meal.

Overall: 8.5/10