Craziest Donuts



I feel nervous and excited.

donut shop isn't the likeliest place to experience sticker shock, but that's what happens when you walk into Forbidden Donuts, the pop-up that takes over the food counter at Chelsea Market's Bowery Kitchen Supplies every weekend. The price of the pastries — which range from $5 to a whopping $18 — is for good reason, though: They're topped with ingredients much more upscale than your usual sprinkles.

"Everything came out of a joke, but we just turned that joke into reality," says Michelin-starred chef Richard Farnabe, the brains behind the operation. His first foray into savory donuts was with caviar. Farnabe's the executive chef at Petrossian, New York City's elite French restaurant that's known for the stuff. "We were making sweet donuts in the kitchen and someone said, 'Why won't you put caviar on those?'" he says. So he did, on top of a hand-cut yeast donut with crème fraiche glaze and vodka jelly.

Now, Farnabe's menu is up to seven regulars, which he jokes could serve as an entire meal: "You can start with something sweet and finish very spicy — and there's protein and vegetables." If you're game, that'd look like this: Start with the chocolate foie gras, followed by the sriracha kimchi, then hit the lobster roll, and finish with the peanut cauliflower.ronically, the most polarizing has turned out to be the most popular. "My first two customers were a pair of French tourists who ordered the foie gras," says Farnabe, also a native Frenchman. "She came later and said, 'Give me another one!'" he laughs.




This Donuts shop's Insane Flavors Push All the



April 15, 2017

You know me: I’m not really an ice cream and donuts kind of guy. But DECADENT and SAVORY donuts?!?!!! Now you have my attention!

“Forbidden Donuts” from chef Richard Farnabe created a secret menu of seven deadly sinful donuts that will be shared with faithful sinners every Sunday at Bowery Kitchen Supplies in Chelsea Market from 11am to 4pm.

Caviar w/ Vodka Jelly $ 18
caviar cream

Smoked Salmon & Roe $8
smoked salmon tarama

Foie Gras & Chocolate Glazed $15
Foie gras mousse

Lobster “Roll” $10

Matcha Green Tea $5
crispy artichokes

Cauliflower Peanut Butter $5
crispy ginger