Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Dozen of the Best Donut Shops in the U.S.

Before reading this post. Forget about your diet and remember the time when you enjoy sugar and the high it brings to your day. Donuts is an all day perfect treat. It will not matter if you grab one for breakfast, may be for a quick snack, or a midnight sweet delight. For this post, we focus on the best donut shops you can find in the United States:

Randy’s Donuts in Los Angeles
Los Angeles will be one of the places in the world where donut is almost in every street corner. If you want the best donut in this megaplace, start looking for a big donut on the roof of Randy’s Donuts near the LAX. Say the name and locals will tell you it is a legendary stuff you are getting and a sweet grub you will never forget. You want to know about the favorites? Go for their buttermilk donuts! In case you miss the big donut on West Manchester Avenue, call them via 310-645-4707.

Dat Donuts in Chicago
Every donut in this joint is hand made. Those who know their donuts will love their raised glazed best sellers. If you have a big appetite, ask for supersize donuts. If you are a cream filled donut lover, order the Boston Cream. You can find them along South Cottage Avenue or call them through 773-723-1002.

Round Rock Donuts in Texas
This donut stop serves freshly baked donuts as early as 4 in the morning. You can get their blueberry, applesauce, or chocolate cake donuts for just $0.55. Their jelly filled creations are sold for just $0.75. Drive along West Liberty Street and you can find donut lovers flocking before sunrise to this place.

Dynamo Donuts in San Francisco
You do not have to think twice when it comes to the donuts of Dynamo Donuts. The long queue at the entrance says it all. The donuts are nothing but phenomenal. The sweet stuff of Dynamo is a morning ritual for locals who are on their way to work or those who want a quick snack. They also have a list of very creative flavors for donuts. Try their apricot-cardamon or lemon-Sichuan. You can find this donut shop at 2760 24th St. Phone them through 415-920-19-78.

Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, California
This bakery only makes donuts during the weekends but they make sure they are the best donuts in town. Locals and food lovers seek for their donuts the more since they can only have on a weekend. The good news, they make the donuts bigger than the usual sweet bread you know. The donuts may be more expensive but it is worth it for its fluffiness and all those fillings. Grab the Bavarian-Raspberry combo and you will be a donut disciple coming back week after week after week. You can call them at 707-944-2253.

Doughnut Plant in New York
When you go to this place in New York, you will be like a kid amazed with every donut that you will be trying. The ingredients they use are from the local farmers market and everything is organic. They even use spring water and for a variety of their donut, rose petals! If you want to have that tv food show bite with closed eyes and everything, try their tres leches or the classic glazed. Another to die for is their peanut butter with banana donut. You can find them at 379 Grand Street.

The Donut Stop in St. Louis
Homer Simpson will surely drool and melt down when he sees the glass case of the Donut Stop. It is pastry heaven with glazed donuts, fritters, and pies. Lots of ‘em! You cannot miss the sign along Lemay Ferry Road.

Voodoo Doughnut in Portland, Oregon
You will find the names of the donuts at Voodoo very interesting. Browse through their list and you will see Memphis Mafia (which is actually a mix of banana, chocolate, and peanut butter), Dirty Snowball (Glazed choco donut with marshmallows), and Diablos Rex (this is a choco donut with choco frosting, chocolate chips, vanilla, and red sprinkles). Voodoo Doughnut makes donut making a real art. You can find them at SW 3rd Avenue. You can contact them via 503-241-4704.

Kane’s Donuts in Saugus, Massachusetts
Kane’s Donuts has been making donuts since 1955. You can find them along Lincoln Avenue just around 20 minutes from the down town. Go for their powdered sugared donuts or honey dipped ones. Their coffee rolls are also great! Call them thru 781-233-8499.

Top Pot in Seattle, Washington
Top Pot serves the best donuts in Seattle. Visit their donut shop and you might say you have tried gourmet donuts. The sweet treats are made by some of the most skilled and creative chefs in town using only the freshest ingredients available.

The Donut Man in Glendora, California
Do-nut judge the shop by its exteriors. They may look like an ordinary donut shop from the outside but they serve the most mouthwatering donuts in Glendora. You can choose from their clam-shell style donuts that are filled with the freshest fruits grown by the local farmers.

Chef Mavro in Honolulu, Hawaii
If you will be visiting Hawaii, make sure you try the best malassada of the islands. Donuts are known in Hawaii as mallasada, and you can get the best of the sweet stuff at Chef Mavro. The chef fills the best donuts with passion fruit curd and tops the donut with guava sauce and serves it with ice cream on the side. Did that tickle your imagination? Wait until the donuts tickle your taste buds!