WINDSOR TERRACE — A donut that's considered one of the best pieces of sugar-dusted fried dough in the city will be making a temporary appearance in Windsor Terrace this winter.
Carpe Donut NYC has set up a seasonal shop at 157 Prospect Park Southwest, between Seeley and Vanderbilt streets, the owners announced on Facebook. During warmer weather, the spot is an Uncle Louie G's ice cream stand.
"I've eyeballed that spot many times," said Carpe Donut NYC owner Andrew Bozzo. "It's a great location. It's not in the park, but it has a park-like vibe."
The shop, which is right across the street from Prospect Park's popular Vanderbilt Playground, will be open Tuesday to Sunday. Hours of operation will be posted on Carpe Donut's Twitter account.
The Virginia-based donut maker debuted in New York in 2013 selling sugar-dusted apple cider donuts from a bright red truck. Since then, Carpe Donut NYC has been named one of the city's best donuts by New York magazine, and the New York Times declared that it "may be the softest in town."
The donuts are made with organic flour and local eggs, and they're cooked in 100 percent soybean oil, which doesn't have trans fats, according to the vendor's website. The donuts are $2.25 each, $6 for three, $11 for six, or $20 for a baker's dozen.
In addition to apple cider donuts, the Carpe Donut NYC pop-up shop will sell "Italian sipping chocolate," hot apple cider, donut ice cream sandwiches and donuts a la mode, Bozzo said.
Carpe Donut NYC doesn't use preservatives, so it's best to eat the donuts while they're still fresh and warm, Bozzo said.
He said his donuts have won fans because they're light and soft inside and crispy on the outside.
"It's unique," Bozzo said. "It's a cake donut, but it's a light cake donut. It's not overly sweet. Ours is subtler."