Ok, I have to tell you, I am a shopaholic, an impulse purchaser, an addict, BUT its mostly of AWESOME items and PRINT goods (usually under $10 always seals the deal)... SO when I saw the NYC Doughnut Map by All You Can Eat Press I just couldn't resist at just $8! A combination of my favorite things, print design and sweets, boy-o-boy, it had to be mine!
Their first publication is amazing. 35 Doughnut shops from Brooklyn to Queens to Manhattan oh my!
"All-You-Can-Eat Press is an independent publisher based in Brooklyn, NY. Specializing in food-related printed matter, we follow our hearts (and our stomachs) to find our favorite edibles, restaurants, markets, and specialty shops." - allyoucaneatpress.com (I'd be a perfect addition to their team, no?)
Designed by Jim Datz this sweet map comes complete with a wax bag! The map is a piece of art that can be saved and passed on from generation to generation. Brilliantly laid out with a simple two-color palette, this gem will always have a home in my collection.
We all know I love me some sweets, so to have a map that illustrated so magnificently DOUGHNUT SHOPS is a dream come true. They are sweet. They come in all different types. They are heavenly. The map includes our standard go-to's like Peter Pan, but tantalizes your taste buds sending you into Greenpoint to connect with the areas Polish roots at Rzeszowska Bakery and Despaña for some churros con chocolate the "Spanish Breakfast of Champions". I NEED. I WANT. I HAVE TO HAVE!
Not only does the map show you where to get these treats, the key has categories from Old School to New Wave and International to Less Guilt, any type you want, you can get! Good thing winter is coming and I'll be able to cover up the additional pounds these doughnuts will be adding to my waistline with lots-o-layers of clothes as I try my best to try 'em all. (A few of the shops are within walking distance from my apartment, and I believe that walking there counts as exercise which means I can have two, no?) ... Don't you worry, I'll blog all about the adventure!
This map takes it above and beyond and provides you with a brief history of doughnuts, offering up four different stories on how the hole was born. Get a copy of The New York Doughnut Map HERE and decide which story you want to run with.