The East Village has a doughnut shop to call its own now that E.Vil Donuts has soft opened at the Park and Market trolley station, catty-corner to the Quartyard. Celebrating its grand opening on Sunday, October 11, the shop will be open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., cooking up an estimated 750 to 1,000 doughnuts a day.
Pastry chef Art Estrada is behind the yeast and cake doughnut varieties, which range in price from $1.50 or $2.50 for standard and premium doughnuts to $3.50 for doughnut bars or a dozen doughnut holes. Estrada is employing his kitchen experience to create scratch-made fillings and glazes for a rotating flavor list that will be seasonally inspired; current fall offerings include an apple-basil doughnut and the "Basic White Girl", aka a pumpkin spice latte flavored doughnut. There will be also be signatures, from their version of a Cronut to a maple-bacon bar and a Mexican hot chocolate doughnut smothered in chocolate-cayenne glaze. E.Vil Donuts is offering any of their doughnuts split and filed with ice cream and a topping for $5, with plans to make the ice cream in house soon. Vegan and protein-packed doughnuts are also in the works.
Owner Dante Rowley, who also runs nearby sneaker shop Rosewood, said he will be collaborating with local groups and clothing stores to create limited edition doughnut-themed t-shirts. He'll add ice cream-topped cereal bowls to the menu and told Eater that he intends to next expand the E.Vil Donuts empire to Los Angeles.