Vegan Doughnut Shop Takes Top Prize in the Big Apple

From Food Network's Cupcake Wars to the National Pie Championships, vegan bakers are proving you don't need dairy or eggs to take home top prizes. Most recently, Dun-Well Doughnuts - the country's first all-vegan doughnut shop - was named "Best Doughnuts" in New York City by the New York Daily News, one of the most widely circulated daily newspapers in the United States.

Dunwell3.jpgChristopher Hollowell, co-owner of Dun-Well Doughnuts, tells us the secret to running a successful vegan business is "don't compromise your beliefs, no matter what people say." Hollowell says, "If your heart is in the right place, everything else will fall into place."

The Brooklyn-based doughnut shop boasts several dozen compassionate varieties, including Peanut Butter and Jelly, Raspberry Cheesecake, Pecan Pie, and a special doughnut to honor Mercy For Animals, topped with a blueberry glaze and almond piping.

The Daily News calls Dun-Well Doughnuts "great doughnuts ... rich and scrumptious," and "in fact, done very well."

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