The Rise Of The Doughnut Project

Leslie Polizzotto turned her love for doughnuts into a West Village sensation — but after nine years of creating mind-blowing creations, she knew it was time to move on.


Leslie shares her journey from a full-time law career to opening the Doughnut Project, a hand-crafted small batch doughnut shop, in Manhattan. Plus, she gives listeners a taste of the process crafting The Doughnut Project’s unique, savory flavors that took the New York City food scene by storm and why, after nine years of success, she decided to close shop in February and pivot to new passions.


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