Sweet Sunday: Dreesen’s Famous Donuts


Dreesen’s® Famous Donuts are an East End breakfast staple year round. We are so lucky to have to have Dreesen’s as part of our community, and that these old-fashioned favorites are available in various locations on the North and South Fork: Bagel Buoy in Sag Harbor, Scoop Du Jour in East Hampton, The Milk Pail in Watermill, Woodside Farms in Jamesport, Breeze Hill Farms in Peconic, and Woodside Orchard Store in Aquebogue, in addition to locations in Nassau County, New York City, Toronto, California, and Westchester County.

As a node to National Doughnut Day this past Friday, I headed over to Scoop Du Jour in East Hampton to pick up three donuts: two cinnamon sugar and one powdered sugared doughnut along with a cup of coffee from The Golden Pear Cafe across the way. These doughnuts have been sold at this location for as long as I can remember. I recall the times when I was in my preteens and teens walking past here and seeing the doughnuts being made on their “Donut Robot,” one after another on the conveyor line, flips into the bubbling oil. Even from outside, you could taste the aroma of the delicate, lightly sweet signature treat. When you walk in, the scent of nutmeg and fried dough drifts over your way and gives you a great big bear hug that you can’t resist.

Each doughnut costs 95 cents. The earlier you arrive, the warmer and fresher the donuts will be as they are made in one large batch first thing in the morning. In the cooler months, I love sitting inside looking at the nostalgic tin signs adorning the walls with a large cup of hot cocoa and during the summer months, I grab a bag and bring them to the beach or outside on one of the benches and relax the morning away with bites of soft, slightly moist golden goodness.

Dreesen’s® was originally founded by Rudy DeSanti Sr. Dreesen’s® also does catering and has their own Donuts Truck, perfect for weddings and any large event! For more information, please visit http://www.dreesens.com


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