Saturday, January 29, 2011

We have a new site. Hope you like it.

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I hope you all like our new site. Eric Hopf of Vegan Zagats helped to set it all up for us. Check out his blog it is really great. He will be at our launch on the 2nd....WE hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Little History of Dan and I

This has been such a fun and funny experience getting this business off of the ground. A lot of people have written me saying: "I love your name. How did you come up with it?" which makes me laugh because it is simply a combination of our last names. Dunbar and Hollowell...when we came up with Dun-Well it was, I believe for the both of us, a realization that our friendship was written in the stars....or at least on our birth certificates.

Dan and I have known each other for quite some time and have done many crazy things together. If you know both of us you will know that he hated me when we first met but after some time I grew on him and we haven't looked back.

Because of Dan, or he might say say it has been my fault, I have been detained in a former soviet state for our lack of visas, stuck in a Mexican airport with no knowledge of when we might get out, up to my chest in water next to an ice burg, and almost eaten by a grizzly bear....twice. But I wouldn't change any of it.

Dan and I both have a passion for cycling and have biked across the US twice and around the world once. We have taken bush taxies, slept in mud huts, trekked through the sun in West Africa together, but nothing compares with what we are about to do now.

The excitement of starting this new adventure and being part of the Vegan Business Community is something Dan and I have been talking about since at least 2006 when I lived in Portland, OR. Unfortunately him and I have never lived in the same city.

That changed this year and that is why, on Feb 2nd, Dun-Well doughnuts will be born in NYC!

This is a little video Dan and I made when we wanted to be on THE AMAZING RACE! It gives a bit of background and I thought it would be fun to share with all of our doughnut friends.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Doing It With Style

Our friend, Joshua Katcher (aka The Discerning Brute) will be happy to know that these two gentlemen are going to be looking snazzy even while they are making doughnuts.  During part of my trip back home to see family, I also got a little time to work in my printing studio and whip us up a couple custom made aprons (and thanks to Mom for sewing them up for us!)

Like the idea of a vegan operated screen printing studio that specializes in printing images on shirts with some hip animal rights/vegan messages?  So did I!  So behind the scenes of our frenzied doughnut making obsession you can find "Peace Vegan."  If you're part of an animal rights group or business and need some t-shirts or hoodies give me a shout at, and check out the website at

Here's another look at an upcoming vegan doughnut superstar.  Set your eyes on this and get your taste buds ready!

the Peanut Butter & Jelly

Root-Beer Doughnut

Saturday, January 22, 2011

We are almost there!

Sorry Dan and I have been quiet for a few days. We both left town to visit family before the big launch...we want to make sure that we are available in NYC after we kick off Dun-Well Doughnuts on Feb 2nd at moo-shoes. But don't fret we have been working hard while we were away and have some great new flavors that we have come up with. There was one bummer though that happened while we were away. We discovered that one of our suppliers wont be able to gt us the colored sprinkles we want for the strawberry frosted doughnut. So...I guess we won't be able to start out having rainbow sprinkles...but no worries they are not necessary to have a great doughnut. When Sprinklez* starts making them again I promise that we will have them...but until then, unless Dan and I were to use a lesser product, we wont have them...and we just don't want to use unnatural ingredients (no matter how pretty they are).

Dan and I have been getting lots of e-mails asking us questions and wishing us luck and we both want to thank all of you for your kind words of support. It means a lot to the both of us. THANK YOU! is a preview shot of a coconut doughnut.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


If you are among those of us who have longed for the day that a beautiful and delicious doughnut was also made by people who cared enough about animals to not use them as ingredients, this is your night!

Wednesday, February, 2nd
7PM - 9PM @
Mooshoes, 78 Orchard Street

Joining us for the evening will be none other than NYC's favorite vegan ice cream joint, Lula's Sweet Apothecary, with free samples of a very special, made-for-doughnuts, ice cream flavor.
Also in attendance will be a beautiful new gem for Brooklynites, and all New Yorkers alike, Pine Box Rock Shop, an all vegan bar, featuring a vegan "Bailey's Cream."  Pine Box also features vegan empanadas and bar snacks, along with fish friendly drinks.  And they'll be providing special, made-for-doughnuts, cocktails!

We are SO thrilled and fortunate to be sharing this launch party with some of our favorite vegan people and business.  Come to the party for doughnuts and good times, and check out our friends'

Lula's Sweet Apothecary, 516 East 6th Street
Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St. Brooklyn (steps away from the Morgan L station)

With Sincere excitement and pleasure, 
the Dun-Well Doughnut team