I guess we love doughnuts so much we have to have two national holidays for them. The first you may remember from back in June and now I find out that today is also National Doughnut Day. I won’t complain, I enjoy donuts, even when it’s not a national holiday for them and no matter how you decide to spell it. I tend to go to the same places for doughnuts, Urban Cookies, Lux, Whole Foods (can you tell I was doing the vegan doughnut dance!?). But for the sake of you guys, I decided to stop by a few new places and try them out, so I could tell you if they were good or not. I may be biased though, I don’t think there has been a donut that I didn’t like.
Here’s a list of a few of my new favorite places to hit up for doughnuts, it’s not always about the doughnut shop either, sometimes I find a good doughnut on a dessert menu or brunch menu, I won’t discriminate. If it’s good, it’s good! If you don’t see your favorite new spot, comment below and let me know about it.
Welcome Chicken and Donuts, yes people, it took me that long to physically get into their location and try out the goods. The vegan doughnuts were just as amazing as their regular ones, good thing I don’t live closer, it could be a dangerous relationship. They have such creative flavor medleys and the doughnuts have the right texture to make you unable to stop eating all the doughnuts that you ordered. Or maybe I’m the only one with that problem.
Okra, not a doughnut shop but they have a doughnut on their dessert menu and I highly suggest you order this baby. I’m addicted to the crisp outside and the fluffy center of these babies, I like that this is a canned biscuit doughnut with salted caramel, don’t share this with your friends, trust me.
I have gone to Nami on multiple occasions but never to eat anything more than their soynami and it’s about time I tried some doughnuts. These were not the crisp kind, they were the cakey kind and I can get down with cakey doughnuts, especially when they are vegan and when they have fun flavors to choose from.
Bosa, people are in shock when I tell them that I haven’t been to Bosa but now I can say, I have. Yes, I did get the apple fritter, yes it was crispy, sugary, flakey and drool worthy on all accounts but I liked the glazed old fashioned. Again, sugary, simple and crisp, my kind of jam.
Fractured Prune is the create your own donut, one stop spot. I got the happy hour deal which was three donuts for $5, I tried a couple of the flavor combinations they had up on their board. You know what I think I love most about this place? That the doughnuts come out warm and fresh, when you bit into them, you get that little bit of heat and the outer shell is perfectly crisp like a chip and then you hit the warm inside and the gooey glaze and toppings. That was some goodness right there.
Karl’s Bakery is now located on Central and Dunlap area, which is not what my GPS told me and I was driving around aimlessly. I’m glad I happened upon them as I was driving back home because the kronut was out of control! I also got a chocolate glazed donut so that I could compare with the rest of the donuts I had eaten. While the donut was fine, it was cakey and there was no crispness to it. This pumpkin kronut was everything though! It had all the flakey crisp layers you could want and was filled with fresh pumpkin and topped with some powered sugar. I had to tell my husband to please eat the rest of it so it would stop tempting me with it’s deliciousness.
Two places that were on the list that I couldn’t get donuts to but will be back for sometime soon are:
Enjoy stuffing your faces with sugar and doughy goodness today!