New Yorkers may finally have a reason to visit a car wash: a Chanterelle vet is opening a doughnut shop in one. Scott Levine, who was the executive sous at Chanterelle and did a stint at Il Laboratorio del Gelato is opening Underwest Donuts sometime next week at his father-in-law's car wash. This is strictly a cake doughnut operation with glazed, sugared, and plain options. There are also a few specialty donuts like the coco-raspberry dusted one, and another with halva and tahini mixed into the batter. And all of them will be made with an automated doughnut robot. There's Brooklyn Roasting Company coffee and some counter seating, right next to shelves of coconut air-freshener and containers of antifreeze. Underwest Donuts, 638 West 47th Street, Hell's Kitchen
Chanterelle Vet to Sell High-End Doughnuts Out of a West Side Car Wash
Underwest Donuts: The only place in NYC to eat a halva doughnut while waiting for your car to get clean.