Digging on Doughnuts
Collected by Andi Fisher, AFAR Local Expert
Who doesn't loved fried doughy goodness? They may come in various shapes and forms, but they are always yummy!
1575 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3C1, Canada
Ashley Jacot De Boinod—the former pastry chef at Buca—has taken doughnut creations to new heights. Tim Horton's tim bits these are not. If you want a peanut butter, bacon, and marshmallow doughnut, order the Elvis. A beer doughnut?...
22 SW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97204, USA
Best doughnuts ever! Really. The cultish doughnut shop in the city of Portland is a must-eat. It's really gained some fame over the past few years since appearing on TV, so expect a 25-50 minute wait. And make sure to bring others so that you can...
482 B 49th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
Ok some days you just need to kick yourself off the healthy eating bandwagon and indulge in some good old fashioned comfort food. Doughnut Dolly, new to Oakland's Temescal district, is the place to go! They sell varieties of filled doughnuts --...
1219 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
Federal Donuts, which sells wacky-flavored handmade doughnuts, coffee, and Korean-style twice-fried chicken, is just one example of how chefs in the City of Brotherly Love are pursuing their culinary obsessions. The original Center City shop has...
6037 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608, USA
Pepples Donut is in a random location (San Pablo and 61st) so it's not really somewhere you would go out of your way to get to (they also sell them in the Ferry Building), but the grimy cafe store is very low key and I love getting a box of dozen...
915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740, USA
A must-stop on any road trip in/out of Los Angeles, The Donut Man on historic Route 66 makes delectable light, fluffy and fresh donuts 24/7. The Tiger Tail with it's crunchy chocolate crisps are yummy, but the crumb cinnamon-sugar steals my heart....
For an early breakfast treat, get some malasadas at the Village Snack and Bakery Shop (a hole-in-the-wall eatery) located in the Ching Young Village Shopping Center. They sell out of them fast every morning, so you need to roll out of bed early....
482 B 49th St, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
My boss first told us about Doughnut Dollys and we went that day for dessert, but when we walked down the little art alley behind the busy Telegraph Avenue it was unfortunately closed. After thinking about these doughnuts for days, he finally...
One Ferry Building, #5, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
Imagine my child-like glee at discovering these yummy sugar sprinkled sticky buns on a cart, inside the Ferry Building one warm Saturday morning! Available any Saturday until 1pm when they are likely to run out - these buns come in chocolate,...
Carrer del Torrent de l'Olla, 169, 08012 Barcelona, Spain
You can go to Lukumas for two things: 1) to see and even speak to one of the oh-so-few Greek small business owners in Barcelona surviving the equally insurmountable Spanish economic crisis, or 2) doughnuts. Named after the Greek word for these...
9650 E Bay Harbor Dr, Bay Harbor Islands, FL 33154, USA
A happy outcome of staying at the lovely Daddy O Hotel in the Bay Harbor Islands of northern Miami was being right next door to the Palm Restaurant. In fact, the restaurant offers room service to the hotel and therefore I was able to get a quick,...
933 Kapahulu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, USA
1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Astro is the brainchild of two childhood friends, Eliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, who grew up playing hockey together (one currently plays in the NHL) and would enjoy doughnuts as a post-game treat. An union of two iconic comfort foods, relish in...
Polk Gulch, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
ArKi is short for The Architect’s Kitchen since the owner, Tim Setiawan, used to be an architect before he got into the business of serving divine beignet-style donuts, fried to order, served piping hot and delicious. The truck offers several...
415 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
I've been fascinated recently with this sweet-savory combination. Sorry cupcakes, the doughnut is back, and it has gotten quite the makeover! Before this craze hit D.C., chefs Kyle Bailey and Tiffany MacIssac of Birch and Barley/Churchkey have...
1155 SW Morrison St #102, Portland, OR 97205, USA
Doughnuts are to Portland what coffee is to David Lynch, both essential fuel and calling card. While there are many pretenders to the title of the city’s best doughnuts—Voodoo Doughnuts certainly sells the most Instagrammable food...
10600 NE 9th Pl, Bellevue, WA 98004, USA
Top Pot is a Seattle area must. The staff is always friendly and kind, and the donuts and coffee are to die for. I try and go at least once a week. I love the raspberry glazed (pictured) but you can’t go wrong with anything here. They have all the...
1414 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1J6, Canada
Both a store and a food truck, this is the home of all things sweet, stuffed and iced. Jelly Modern makes its artisanal donuts fresh daily with local, organic ingredients whenever possible. There’s an online schedule to remind you that Madagascar...
115 Alamo Plz # B, Alamo, CA 94507, USA
The classic glazed old fashioned from Great Donuts in Alamo, California. Equally good are the buttermilk, the cruller, the... Well, you get the idea. This is one if those great word of mouth places that we all dream of finding. Next time you are...
20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143, USA
Donut lovers from all over the city have embraced this new addition to the breakfast scene. We Bostonians do love our baked goods! Handcrafted in Somerville, the shop is open Thursday thru Sunday from 9 am to sell out. Some days that happens...
903 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025, USA
San Diego may be a far cry from the cronut haven in New York, but Peterson’s Donut Corner gives the specialty treat a run for its money with its “cropuff”—you heard that correctly, a cream puff cronut. But don’t fret, if you’re not into the cronut...
4930 Prytania St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA
In flavors that mirror seasonal fruits or classic combinations, this strawberry and chocolate donut is heavenly with a perfect espresso pulled by barista-extraordinaire (and MJ co-owner), Coleman. This place has great vibe, free wifi, and a...
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827, USA
Oftentimes people forget that Florida has Southern roots. These restaurants offering farm-fresh, southern-sourced feasts are delicious reminders. Want a side of barbecue to go with the beautiful weather? The brisket at 4 Rivers Smokehouse is so...
49 West St, Goderich, ON N7A 2K3, Canada
This place is straight out of Frank Capra movie. Situated in the postcard-perfect town centre of Goderich, this bakery has been around since the 1800's (!!) and they're famous for their cream puffs. Known to sell out before noon on weekends, these...
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