Everything Doughnuts Now Exist and We’re Not Sure How to Feel About It

02/24/2016 at 12:52 PM ET

Everything Doughnut
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The breakfast pastry mash-up trend continues to thrive, but has it finally gone too far?

The Doughnut Project, a recently-opened N.Y.C. eatery, started serving up a new hybrid treat on Wednesday: the Everything Doughnut. Yes, it’s essentially an everything bagel in sweetened, fried form.

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Here’s how it goes down: take a standard yeast doughnut, dip it in a sweet cream cheese glaze, then top with traditional “everything” toppings — roasted sesame seeds, garlic, poppy seeds, pepitas and salt.

If you’re a little apprehensive about this sweet-savory combo, that was the intention. “People are already arguing about it, which I think is wonderful,” co-owner Troy Neal told Gothamist. “I knew we kind of hit a chord a little bit because not everybody’s on board, or they’re a little skeptical about what it’s going to be like.”

This isn’t the restaurant’s first endeavor into non-traditional flavors, either — their menu also includes doughnuts like maple bacon, beet and ricotta, and olive oil-black pepper.

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So , what do you think? Is this a breakfast lover’s dream or an exercise in pastry sacrilege? Let your voice be heard on this important matter in the comments.

Shay Spence, @chezspence

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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VirgotheVirgin on

So many health nuts are going to be up in arms about this. Americans are obese, get rid of the obese making doughnuts! lol

Looks good to me, and probably tastes fantastic! 😀

jeff on

Troy you have gone to far !!! KEEP GOING !!! Doughnuts UP your AWSOME !!!!!!!

Michael on

Troy you have out done yourself again. keep up the great new creation for the doughnut project via west Coast

Barry on

Donuts are to be sweet and taste good. These are horrible! The Sweetness is required to draw in the coffee. All this non-sweet stuff is sacrilegious! I went of the limit and tasted a chocolate Fried cake with Carmel frosting that had sea salt tossed on it. Because the frosting so sweet and sooo good the sea salt is not so bad. I miss Dunkin donut!

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