Friday Fun: We Searched the U.S. for the Best Doughnuts EVER
Today is National Doughnut Day! For those of you who are not FANS of this tasty delightful treat, you are totally missing out! Doughnuts are the perfect medium between a light snack and a sweet dessert. As office fanatics, we can’t help but indulge in this treat once in a while. (Okay, so maybe it’s more like once a week– but you can’t really blame us. It’s our #MondayMotivation!) That’s why in light of today, we searched the U.S. for the best doughnuts ever. Get your inner foodie-self excited, because you’re about to be impressed. Next to cross off on the bucket list? Hitting all these sweet spots!
New York – Dough Doughnuts
Dough Doughnuts help you satisfy your sweet tooth without being too over-the-top sweet. Indulge in their classic fluffy and moist pastry or if you’re feeling adventurous, try some of their more unique flavors. Some of their best selling flavors include Hibiscus, Lemon Poppyseed, and Toasted Coconut. (Hmm, we’re drooling already!) We’re just glad there are several locations in NYC!
San Diego – Donut Bar
Are you a Pop-Tarts and donut fan? Sometimes it’s a struggle to decide between which one you would rather eat… but if you happen to be in San Diego, the decision is much simpler. Meet your new favorite hybrid breakfast treat, the Big Poppa-Tart, a delicious donut stuffed with crushed Pop-Tarts! Make sure to try them in all your favorite flavors!
Houston – Glazed
Childhood dreams are made of Houston’s Glazed doughnuts! A deliciously fried pastry topped with your favorite childhood cereals (yes, we’re talking about Cocoa Puffs, Fruit-Loops, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Captain Crunch, and more!) is the perfect meal for those sluggish mornings. With delightful vibrant pops of color, your next Instagram photo will probably be a #NoFilter needed.
Washington D.C. – District Doughnut
What’s tasty, savory and dipped in Nutella? Say hello to the Goodfellow, one of District Doughnut’s most popular order. The fried dough has been baked with brown butter and drenched in chocolate and cream with a heavy dose of applewood-smoked bacon. (Um, is anyone else hungry now!?) You really can’t really say no to Nutella!
Chicago – Do-Rite Donuts
Being one of the big foodie cities in the U.S., Chicago is home to many excellent doughnut shops. Meet Do-Rite Donuts, one place where you can probably obtain one of the freshest and (probably one of) the tastiest doughnuts at anytime of the day. The next time you’re in Chicago, make sure to make a pit stop here and try on of their Spicy Maple Aioli Fried-Chicken Donut sandwich! (Yes, it exists and they have it.)
Seattle – Daily Dozen Doughnuts Co.
Ever wonder what happens to the removed holes from donuts? Located in Pike Place Market, Daily Dozen Doughnuts cook these miniature rings of dough and prep them with 4 flavors: plain, sugar, cinnamon, or chocolate sprinkles- and it’s a hit! No wonder why they called themselves the Daily Dozen!
Dallas – Hypnotic Donuts
When in Dallas, make sure to get your fill of grits, brisket, biscuits, and… donuts? That’s right– make Hypnotic Donuts your next to-eat destination! With funky names like the Evil Elvis, Express Yo Self, Peace’ Statio, Triple 6, Breaking Bad, and the Homer, making your decision is going to be a little tough. Add a cup of coffee, some chicken biscuits, and you’re all set!
Just when you think we’re done, there’s more! If you don’t happen to live near one of the above locations, don’t fret. You can still have your donut and eat it too! You can’t really celebrate a food holiday without free food… so we got you covered. Check out some of these popular donut chains for a free (seriously!) donut this Friday here. Enjoy, and happy holidays from Shoplet!