When my editor asked me to head to Manhattan's West Village to try The Doughnut Projects' everything doughnut, the nicest comment I could come up with was "that sounds questionable," but today, I'm prepared to eat my words. Combining the concept of a salty, seedy everything bagel and a sweet frosted doughnut may very well be a ploy to create the next attention-getting viral pastry, but it also results in a doughnut that is just plain good. Sesame seeds, pepitas, and poppyseeds add crunch and nuttiness, while a just-right amount of salt balances but doesn't overpower the sweet icing on the yeasted doughnut. I was thankful that I couldn't detect any dehydrated garlic or onion (both traditional everything bagel components), though other reports claim garlic as one of the toppings. (Some might quibble that this omission diminishes the everything-bagel-ness of the doughnut, but I think The Doughnut Project had the right idea here.) Overall, it's a pastry that is both creative in concept and actually worth eating.
TL;DR: The Doughnut Project's everything doughnut is well worth a trip to Manhattan's West Village. Also consider trying the doughnut shop's peanut butter and jelly, grapefruit rosemary, and chocolate pretzel doughnuts while you're there.