5 doughnut shops to put on your food bucket list

June 11, 2018 | United States

Warm, sweet, and oh-so doughy, the doughnut holds a very special place in our hearts. With a rich history dating all the way back to the first World War, it’s no surprise it's risen to the top as an icon among baked goods. Looking for your next fix? We’ve rounded up our top 5 favorite doughnut shops that are a must on any foodie’s bucket list.

  • Guru Donuts: Voted 2018’s best doughnuts in Boise, Guru Donuts are well known for the passion they put behind each baked good they produce. All of their doughnuts are made from scratch, using only local ingredients and baked fresh daily. If you’re in the area, our favorites are: the Alice in Wonderland, a vanilla glazed ring dunked in birthday cake crumbs and sprinkles; the Hipster Berry, a vegan delight topped with a glaze made from blueberries, blackberries, and lavender; and the Girl Scout, made with salted caramel, toasted coconut, and chocolate drizzle. Pair any of these with Guru’s expertly roasted coffee and you’re sure to have a great time.
  • Rodeo Donut: With an abundance of doughnut and coffee shops lining the West Coast, the competition is fierce but thankfully, Rodeo Donuts in Seattle stepped up and delivered. Pastry chef Nicki Kerbs cooked up Rodeo Donuts from her passion for changing the way people look at doughnuts. The doughnuts here are made from scratch, only using ingredients found in the Pacific Northwest. Glazes are whipped up daily and combined with brioche dough to create unique flavors such as the Blueberry Lemon Thyme, Maple Whiskey Bacon, or our favorite, the Salted Caramel Apple Fritter.
  • Honey Pig Donut Co: The brainchild of pastry chefs Jen Wasiak and Christine Pignatello, who appeared on the Cooking Channel’s “Cake Hunters,” Honey Pig Donut Company delivers on its name with an array of delicious and truly unique doughnuts. Located New York’s borough of Queens, the chefs wanted to make an impact in their community by providing not only sweet eats but a space where customers can feel at home. Cozy up with a cappuccino and one of their signature doughnuts such as the Strawberry Shortcake, Fruity Pebbles, or the nostalgic S’mores flavor. Just get them before they sell out!
  • Pink Box Doughnuts: A friend’s suggestion of the name “Pink Box” and inspiration from his father is all it took for founder and doughnut-lover Roberto Armanino to open up shop in Las Vegas. Following in his family’s footsteps, he ventured into the food industry with a passion for doughnuts and a promise of only producing the best. Now, customers show up daily to sample their unique selection of flavors like their Pink Velvet or Rainbow Sprinkle. With multiple locations in Nevada (and now California!), there’s never been a better time to check it out.
  • Glory Hole Doughnuts: Glory Hole Doughnuts in Toronto is the ultimate artisanal doughnut experience. Their staff ensures each doughnut is different than the next. They have yeast, cake, and vegan doughnuts. Flavors here change seasonally and each batch is made fresh every day by hand. Owner and pastry chef Ashley Jacot De Boinod has secured the Hole’s (as its known) place as the premiere producer of doughnuts in the north. If you’re having a hard time deciding on a flavor, we suggest the PB & J or the Buttered Toast -- you’ll thank us later.

Start making your travel plans now, enjoy!

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Posted by Astrid Rivera
Category: On the Menu