Dun-Well Doughnuts makes some of the best vegan doughnuts that I have ever tasted. The only company that I've found to produce comparable doughnuts (in terms of flavor and texture) is the ubiquitous Ronald's Donuts in Las Vegas. One of the key aspects that sets Dun-Well and Ronald's apart from the other vegan doughnut companies is that they make yeasted doughnuts instead of cake doughnuts. Yeasted doughnuts are lighter and fluffier than cake doughnuts and, unlike cake doughnuts, they're capable of holding a filling.
Dun-Well Doughnuts makes good use of this additional feature. One of the most popular flavors that Dun-Well produces is the Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut, which is a jelly-filled doughnut topped with peanut butter frosting. During my last visit to New York, Dun-Well was experimenting with a Boston Cream Doughnut, which came with a cream filling that was made from the homemade cashew nut milk that Lula's Sweet Apothecary uses in its ice cream. I hope that the Boston Cream becomes a regular menu item, because it was out-of-this-world!
In addition to creating outstanding doughnuts with fillings, Dun-Well Doughnuts also excels in the more traditional-looking doughnuts with holes. The flavors that Dun-Well creates change from week-to-week, but some of the most popular ones (like the PB&J doughnut) seem to appear on the menu every week. An up-to-date list of doughnut flavors available during a given week can be found on the Dun-Well Doughnut Blog. Some of the past flavors include: Lavender Lemon Poppyseed, Raspberry Cheesecake, Root Beer, Key Lime Pie, Ginger Snap, Black Licorice, Peppermint Stick, S'mores (made with Sweet & Sara Marshmallows), Cranberry with Rose Water Glaze, Green Tea with Ginger Crystals.
The only downside to Dun-Well Doughnuts is that the doughnuts are so amazing that they tend to sell out fairly quickly. As of May 2011, there is no Dun-Well Doughnuts storefront, so all of the doughnuts are delivered to local vendors on Saturday mornings. I purchased Dun-Well Doughnuts at Blossom Du Jour approximately one hour after it opened and all of the flavors were still available. However, I got the "last one" of several flavors and I wouldn't be surprised if the doughnuts were completely sold out by 2 PM. For now, I would recommend getting in line early if you want to partake in these delicious treats. That said, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Dun-Well Doughnuts gets a storefront soon.