Ever find yourself with a dirty car and a donut craving? Well if you happen to end up on 12 Ave. I’ve found the perfect place! Helllloooo Underwest Donuts!
Because this clearly looks like the interior of a place where you’ll find the best donuts ever….
BUT IT IS! This hidden gem, located literally in a car wash, is just steps away from the USS Intrepid. I ventured over with my freshly made maple waffle donut, snapped this insta-worthy pic and devoured said donut seconds after.
This is no Dunkin/Krispy Kreme/Tim Horton’s donut folks. I mean sure those are fine in a fit of donut desperation… but an Underwest Donut is a cake-like, melt-in-your-mouth, wonderful concoction that everyone needs to try.
Hot chocolate is one of my very favorite things. I’m the person who orders hot chocolate from coffee shops. Growing up on “half-swiss-miss” (my mom used to make this by using
half of one of those swiss miss packets…oh how I was robbed of the extra grams of sugary water), I’ve since discovered the joys of REAL hot chocolate. Like, straight up melted-chocolate-bar-hot-chocolate.
Turns out the bakery chooses a rotation of flavors for the final day and I was there in time for the first flavor, “Happy” Hot Chocolate, which is vanilla bean and milk chocolate served with a REAL marshmallow!I can’t say I’ve ever actually had a marshmallow that didn’t taste like the bag it came out of — but alas, this one did not come out of a bag!
(Side note: All City Bakery employees wear shirts that say: “where human beings make marshmallows.” — as opposed to aliens, I’m assuming.)
As I was drinking this delicious nectar, I was unsure how to tackle this ‘real’ marshmallow. At first I attempted, like a five-year-old, to pick it up and eat it but it was too gooey to do so gracefully. Then I sat and stared at it for a bit. Eventually I asked for a spoon and devoured the marshmallow like a sweet after-cocoa dessert.
I only wish I had journeyed here sooner to try more of the interesting flavors like “Lemon Hot Chocolate” and “On A Peanut Butter Barge,” but perhaps it’s for the best as this one cup set me back $7.50 (marshmallow is extra)…t’was worth it though. Chocolate always is.