Offering doughnuts of both relative simplicity (standard Glazed) and some with the occasional whimsy (Root Beer Float doughnut), Lucky's Doughnuts in Vancouver is a great place to get your sugar fix.
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Have you ever had a doughnut fresh from the fryer? The difference between a doughnut that was fried 10 minutes ago and one that was fried 30 seconds ago is unfathomable. That's what you can get at Back Door Donuts, and we got a peek at the process.
Dunkin' Donuts is putting summer in the box with two seasonal flavors, offering Lemonade and Key Lime in donut form for a limited time. We gave them a try.
If you step into 606 R&D on Vanderbilt Avenue at the right time of morning, you'll immediately notice the tantalizing aroma of fried dough hanging in the air. That's because the Donut Robot is in action, turning out dozens of fresh, hot cake doughnuts.
In Costa Mesa, the team at Sidecar Doughnuts is taking the time to do things from scratch—all in plain view of the shop floor. Throughout the day, the busy kitchen churns out fresh batches of artisanal doughnuts in intriguing flavors, ranging from huckleberry cake to banana Nutella.
Everyone knows the old gag about policemen eating doughnuts and coffee everyday— but if you really stop to think about it...why not? We'd happily eat a hot out of the fryer, sugar-coated ring of dough every day if we could. Well, maybe if they were from a few select places, like these, our favorite doughnut shops from Philly to San Francisco, Nantucket and beyond!
Amidst the croissants and the kouign amann and the breads in the bakeries, doughnuts are on the rise in Montreal. At Chez Boris and Café Sardine, two different but delicious styles to try.
It doesn't get much simpler or more indulgent than a fresh doughnut. Being able to make your own is a must for any aspiring home pastry chef. Old School Comfort Food shares chef Alex's recipe for fluffy, sugar-encrusted doughnuts filled with tangy jam and accompanied by a creamy vanilla sauce. It took her dozens of attempts to develop a method that, according to her, works every time. You just need to make it once.
While you can find doughnuts at nearly every bäckerei, corner store, and train station in Berlin, including an unfortunate proliferation of Dunkin' Donuts, we suggest skipping the tourist stands. Instead try these five family-run bakeries which are a true step above the rest.
Burger King recently debuted a new morning sweet to complement their new coffee beverages: lightly glazed donut holes.
There are few childhood treats that were as special to me as Persian Buns, a deep-fried, chocolate frosted cinnamon bun, that I've only ever encountered in a small bakery in Camden, Maine. Alas, the Camden Home bakery has long since shut its doors and it's been years since I've had one of these addictive treats, but I think I've cracked the code on how to make them at home.
With the opening of Donut Bar, San Diego has its first (and only!) artisanal doughnut shop.
Coffee rolls are what would happen if a cinnamon roll, an apple cider donut, and a coffee cake had a baby. An enormous, super sugary baby. The version at Kane's is tops.
Union Square Donuts is definitely not a mom-and-pop doughnut joint. It's housed in Kitchen, Inc., the shared commercial cooking space in Union Square. There's a folding table instead of a counter and though it all looks a little impermanent, the place is buzzing with energy. The staff, almost all of whom are wearing beanies and plaid, are friendly and look like they might just glaze doughnuts to the beat of Sam Cooke and French love songs even when they're not working.
This past Saturday, Brightest Young Things held their first annual DC Donut Fest. Held at Penn Social, the sold out event featured all you can eat doughnuts (while they lasted) from all the major doughnut purveyors in the area including Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken, GBD and Poste. Take a look at the doughnut feeding frenzy and some of BYT's characteristic oddities (like a solitary, vaguely androgynous dancer on stage clutching a giant inflatable doughnut).
In Los Angeles, Bob's Coffee & Doughnuts serves a tasty, generously portioned spin on beignets, featuring flecks of nutmeg in the center and lots of powdered sugar.
There are few places in the States as closely associated with Mardi Gras as New Orleans and while NOLA has gifted us with many wonderful additions to American cookery, beignets are top of mind with Mardi Gras so near at hand.
At Spice Table in Little Tokyo, even the doughnuts get an Asian twist with the addition of a coconut-pandan glaze.
With its tender brioche-like exterior and sweet lemon pastry cream filling, you'd never know this breakfast sweet came from a corner deli.