Dun-Well Doughnuts

Artisanal Vegan Doughnuts Hand Crafted in NYC
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Dan Dunbar & Christopher Hollowell
Food
New York City, New York
United States
1 Team Member

ORGANIC  /  LOCAL  /  VEGAN /  KOSHER  /  ARTISANAL  /  NATURAL 

Our Story

Dun-Well Doughnuts started as a food craving when Christopher Hollowell (the "Well" in Dun-Well) called up his buddy Dan Dunbar (The "Dun" in Dun-Well) after having watched a Simpson's anniversary episode that featured Homer's favorite round confections rather prominently. Having been unable to find a vegan doughnut in NYC that satisfied his craving Christopher and Dan agreed to make their quest to create an amazing doughnut and open NYC's first all-vegan doughnut shop.


But Christopher and Dan's journey began long before ruminations of doughnuts.  They met while in College in Ithaca New York, where they developed a passion for vegan cooking, and where ultimately the seed to create a compassionate business was planted.  The two have traveled across the country by bicycle twice and toured around the world to raise money for affordable housing.  Their bond has been formed both through friendship and survival.  


Our Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to be the premiere vegan doughnut shop on planet Earth and reverently carry on
the tradition of doughnut making in a manner that is both innovative and ethical.

The Impact

Dun-Well Doughnuts WILL launch it's full time shop.  We are focused on developing our kitchen space and maintaining wholesale deliveries.  What we need is help in creating a storefront space that will be suitable for customers to come in and get our doughnuts when they are the freshest they'll ever be.  Having a storefront will bring yet another vegan food haven to our city, and create a space where more and more people can make the connection, that caring about animals and sacrificing taste buds are not mutually exclusive.  At Dun-Well Doughnuts you can have your doughnut and eat it too!


What We Need & What You Get

We have the space, but we need help making the storefront customer ready.  In addition to floors, ceiling, walls, chairs, tables, counters, and lights, we are going to need the money to invest in display racks, a cash register, coffee equipment, a refrigeration unit, and an ice-cream bar (yes, we'll have ice-cream! delicious, vegan ice-cream!)  In the even that our funding goals are not met, we will maintain our wholesale business and raise the funding over time, but our fear is that without storefront sales, wholesale might not be enough to carry our business through.  Our location is wonderful and convenient, and it would be our pleasure and honor to offer fresh doughnuts to walk in customers.  Thank you so, so much for helping us and giving us the chance to do this.

Other Ways You Can Help

Please share this link with anyone who cares about animals and the potential great vegan food can carry as a gateway to getting people to open themselves up to the idea that animals matter!

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$15,000USD
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This campaign ended on November 14, 2011
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  • $5USD
    A little goes a long way

    You'll get a personal thank you from us and our undying gratitude.

    33 claimed

  • $25USD
    Doughnut Coupon

    Coupon for a doughnut in our shop, redeemable as soon as we open our doors!

    58 claimed

  • $50USD
    Triple Doughnut Coupon

    Coupon for three doughnuts as soon as our storefront opens!

    20 claimed

  • $100USD
    One Dozen Doughnut Coupon

    Get a coupon for a dozen Dun-Well Doughnuts, as soon as our shop opens.

    18 claimed

  • $250USD
    Two Dozen & T-Shirt

    Coupon for Two Dozen Dun-Well Doughnuts, as well as a limited Edition T-shirt, which will be printed by Dan Dunbar of Dun-Well Doughnuts, who operates "Peace Vegan" art and Apparel.

    5 claimed

  • $500USD
    Honors Perk

    Coupon for Two Dozen Dun-Well Doughnuts, as well as a limited Edition T-shirt, which will be printed by Dan Dunbar of Dun-Well Doughnuts, who operates "Peace Vegan" art and Apparel. And we want to show our deep appreciation for your contribution by adding a tile with your name on in it in our storefront, as our way of showing that you are truly a part of Dun-Well Doughnuts.

    6 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    Invent a Doughnut!

    Coupon for Two Dozen Dun-Well Doughnuts, as well as a limited Edition T-shirt, which will be printed by Dan Dunbar of Dun-Well Doughnuts, who operates "Peace Vegan" art and Apparel. And we want to show our deep appreciation for your contribution by adding a tile with your name on in it in our storefront, as our way of showing that you are truly a part of Dun-Well Doughnuts. AND we will be inventing a new doughnut with you, guided by your palette, and naming the doughnut after you!!

    0 claimed

  • $2,000USD
    All-Out Doughnut Party

    We will cater a party with drinks, and over 200 of our doughnuts of your choosing. *Party location limited to the New York region*

    1 claimed

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