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Gypsy Donut Revamps Menu, Treats

Locally-owned business switches to yeast-based donuts

Changing one ingredient may seem inconsequential for an entire eatery, but for Nyack's , it's a complete overhaul.

The ingredient? Yeast. The North Franklin Street sweets and coffee shop—which opened in April—is now stocking up on yeast donuts instead of cake donuts.

"Cake donuts are more dense, more sweet, while yeast-based donuts are more like Krispy Kreme donuts," explained manager Eric Brown.

"We've removed the cake donuts until this fall, when they’ll surface as our cider donuts," added co-owner and founded David Schloss on the business' blog.

Another change are the boots on the ground in the kitchen—new chef Tanya is a graduate of Johnson and Wales, and pastry doyenne.

"She does great things for our recipes," Brown said. "She's making things from scratch that we were previously buying."

Take, for example, her homemade peanut butter, now used as a topping on certain donuts.

Amid the transformations remains one constant, thought: Gypsy Donut's most sought-after treat, the maple bacon donut.

"It's still the most popular," Brown said. "But we have revamped the recipe, you can taste the maple more. We're using high-quality maple syrup, and cooking the bacon in it."

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The details

Gypsy Donut's hours are:

Monday thru Thursday, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday thru Saturday, 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Carlo Pellegrini August 02, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Smart guys...you'll figure it out. Next step: the $1 donut.
Michelle August 02, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Went to Gypsy Donut last week for the first time and was VERY DISAPPOINTED!! These donuts are HORRIBLE - the donuts were VERY Oily/Greasy and VERY Chewy (I had the Vanilla & the Pina Colada - tried half of each and through them in garbage.) Gypsy Donut tastes nothing like Krispy Kreme. And the price of these donuts are VERY Expensive.
DLS August 02, 2012 at 04:55 PM
hmmm, I don't know if I'm excited about this. I thought that Gypsy Donuts' original recipe was what set them apart from everyone. Their donuts were unique and also seemed "wholesome" if you can imagine that. While I try to stay away from any type of sweets, if I did stray, they were on my it list. Maybe not anymore.....
William Demarest (Editor) August 02, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Went to the shop for the first time yesterday. Nice folks who work there.

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