Carvin's mini donuts has opened on the corner of Lenox and 129th Street over the weekend. We dropped by the new spot over the weekend to check out what the freshly made treats were all about. First of all, the service is really great and friendly here but what about the offerings at the new specialty shop?
The concept of mini-bites started in recent years with the idea of healthier eating paired with affordability. This basically means having delicious food in low-calorie portions that would satisfy ones cravings and also be affordable. A set of 3 donuts start at $3 and each one is made to order. We had the Bacon & Egg, the Caramel & Sea Salt and finally the Peanut Butter & Jelly to sample. Overall, everything was much better than the more commercial chains on 125th Street and the donuts were very fresh. Out of the toppings, the Caramel & Sea Salt was the best that we tried and the rest was not bad either. With all that said, Carvin's is a solid addition to the Lenox corridor and is probably more comparable to a better food franchise like Pink Berry which indulges in a guilty pleasures but with a lesser calorie commitment.