People line up for doughnuts. Like down-the-block-in-30*F-weather-at-7AM-when-you-are-a-nocturnal-and-thin-blooded-college-student line up. They are that good.
They have a good selection of seasonal flavors, such as apple cider, and pumpkin pie, fancy flavors, like sea salted caramel, and butter roasted hazelnut, and “normal” flavors. I remind you that my team is nothing if not thorough. Like all good studies, they determined that vanilla bean was the control sample to ensure accurate comparisons to Revolution Doughnut in Atlanta.
All in the name of carbohydrate research.
Union Square donuts are a little heavier than Revolution Doughnuts and a LOT bigger. One Union Square donut is approximately the same size as a college student's face. These are meal-and-more donuts. The flavors are amazing, and there is a good ratio of frosting to pastry. The doughnut itself is not very sweet, and balanced out nicely by the frosting.
Vanilla bean was delicious, but not amazing; the real delicacies are the specialty doughnuts, such as maple bacon. So in other words, further testing is in order.