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The LoDG: Serving Up Craft Doughnuts in Jersey City Heights

by Stephanie Brown
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In Jersey City, ice cream shops and coffee spots are plentiful, but an interest in finding really great local doughnuts is on the rise. Luckily, The LoDG came to town a few years ago and JC residents are grateful that they did. The Hoboken Girl recently went to the LoDG and we were reminded just how tasty these doughnuts are. But equally as impressive as the doughnuts themselves, is the story behind it. The shop was founded by a couple who happen to be a biomedical engineer and a lawyer, which is how the name — The Law of Donutgineering — came to be. Keep reading to learn more about The LoDG in Jersey City Heights.

The LoDG Essentials

The LoDG first started as a pop-up inside Hoboken’s Hudson Coffee. Eddie and Falv, the couple behind LoDG, wanted to fill the craft doughnut void in the Heights and opened a storefront on 7 Bleecker Street in Jersey City in 2020.

The shop is currently open Thursdays and Fridays from 8AM to 6PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM to 6PM. Online orders are also available through Ubereats, Grubhub, and Doordash.

If you’re taking public transportation, the easiest way to get there is to walk from the Ninth Street/Congress Street Station light rail stop.

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The Menu

The LoDG team whips up new, unique flavors all the time and they even welcome suggestions from potential doughnutgineers. Some standouts from the rotating menu include:

  • Berry, Berry, Berry Sprinkled — Fresh triple berry glaze topped with rainbow sprinkles
  • Boujeebery Cake — A traditional blueberry cake donut drenched in a fine vanilla bean glaze
  • JC Cream — A fluffy yeast doughnut stuffed with a velvety chocolate custard and dipped in a rich brown butter glaze
  • When Life Gives You Lemons… + Blueberries — A fluffy blueberry cake topped w/ toasted lemon meringue + a fresh blueberry
  • If a Donut Falls In The Forest — A twist on a black forest cake

The menu also includes some vegan and gluten-free options with past flavors like:

  • Latino Cruller (V) — A traditional cruller tossed in a cinnamon-sugar, churro blend
  • Departed Holes (GF) — A collab doughnut with Departed Soles Brewery. A fluffy vanilla cake, covered in berry jelly and topped with a fresh berry

Mystery boxes and day-old doughnuts, drip coffee, espresso drinks, and hot chocolate are also available. You can even order food items like:

  • Do-Nut Touch My Chicken — Cajun, buttermilk fried chicken topped with creamy gouda and smothered in a spicy maple aioli served on a glaze-drizzled doughnut
  • Avocado Boats — Smashed avocado on a French baguette boat topped with a fried egg, scallions, honey, and cracked pepper

The Vibe

Team HG has been to LoDG a few times and the staff is consistently welcoming. Everyone we’ve encountered has been friendly and has not hesitated to explain what all of the different flavors are (and there are many).

There are a few tables and chairs plus a bar at the window where you can sit and enjoy your treats. We recently stopped by on a weekday morning and had the space to ourselves since most people seemed to be stopping in to pick up online orders. It’s also not far from Riverview-Fisk Park and Washington Park if you want to take your donuts to go and enjoy some sunshine.

See More: Must-Try Doughnuts In + Around Montclair

Our Thoughts

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The LoDG is a lovely local spot with unique doughnut flavors you can’t find anywhere else. It’s obvious how much the founders love what they do and their passion and attention to detail shine through in the delicious doughnuts. We love that the flavors change seasonally and are often relevant to pop-culture events — we’re just sad we missed the Everything Everydonut All At Once flavor.

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