Ed Levine first put together a doughnut honor roll in 2007; but since then, we've found and loved fried dough from all across this country of ours, from mango-filled malasadas to Sichuan peppercorn-laced doughnuts to burn-your-fingers fresh mini doughnuts. Our list clearly needed an update!
So we present you with the 2011 Serious Eats Doughnut Honor Roll: almost two dozen doughnuts we love from all across the country.
What's your favorite doughnut shop in the States?
Leonard's Bakery, Honolulu, HI »
Banbury Cross, Salt Lake City, UT »
Gourdough's, Austin, TX »
Old Fashioned Doughnuts, Chicago, IL »
Spalding's Doughnuts, Lexington, KY »
Sublime Doughnuts, Atlanta, GA »
Primo's Donuts, West Los Angeles, CA »
Coffee An' Donut Shop, Westport, CT »
Betty Ann Food Shop, Boston, MA »
Doughnut Hut, Burbank, CA »
Moody's Donuts, Portland, OR »
Dynamo Donuts and Coffee, San Francisco, CA »
Doughnut Plant, New York, NY »
Kane's Doughnuts, Saugus, MA »
Cafe du Monde, New Orleans, LA »
Morning Call, Metairie, LA »
Daily Dozen Doughnut Company, Seattle, WA »
Peter Pan Bakery, Brooklyn, NY »
Shipley's Doughnuts, Houston, TX (and elsewhere) »
Paula's Doughnuts, Buffalo, NY »