Buzzfeed’s “33 Doughnuts You Have To Try Before You Die”

Thank you Buzzfeed for this:

  1. Apple Cider Fritter from Blue Star Donuts in Portland, OR.
    • Why: They are made from leftover holes throughout the day so it pulls apart like magic.
  2. Nutella Doughnut from Hurts Donuts in Springfield, MO
    • Why: Nutella filled. End of story.
  3. Cafe au Lait from Dough in Brooklyn, NY
    • Why: Made with roasted coffee beans and topped with pecan brown sugar.
  4. Evil Elvis from Hypnotic Donuts in Dallas, TX
    • Why: Peanut butter, bacon, bananas, and a honey drizzle.
  5. Chocolate Old Fashioned from Stan’s in Los Angeles, CA (original) and Chicago, IL
    • Why: Zesty orange with semisweet chocolate.
  6. Bacon Maple Apple from Dynamo Donut & Coffee in San Francisco, CA
    • Why: All of the ingredients are incorporated into the dough preparation.
  7. Salted Caramel & Reduced Balsamic Vinegar from Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta, GA
    • Why: Sweet and tangy. And as their tagline says “Eat one that’s worth it.”
  8. Malasada from Leonard’s Bakery in Honolulu, HI
    • Why: Crispy on the outside and soft in the inside.
    • Personal side note: Get one filled with guava and topped with li hing. I dream about the day I get to have another one of these little guys again.
  9. Oreo from Mojo Donuts in Hollywood, FL
    • Why: Homemade cookies and cream filling.
  10. Traditional cake from A Baker’s Wife in Minneapolis, MN
    • Why: No-frills perfection with the right amount of crunchy.
  11. Hulk Hogan Fudgie Wudgie from The Cinnamon Snail Food Truck in New York, NY
    • Why: Vegan and gluten-free options (if you’re into that sort of thing).
  12. Driftwood from Cops & Doughnuts in Clare, MI
    • Why: Coconut cream topped with chocolate ganache and toasted coconut. Owned 100% by police officers!
  13. Fresh Strawberry from The Donut Man in Glendora, CA
    • Why: Fresh, in-season produce handpicked that morning with homemade glaze.
    • Personal side note: strawberry season is early summer, peach in late summer.
  14. Purple Goat from Glazed in Charleston, SC
    • Why: Berry goat cheese filling topped with lavender icing.
  15. Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch from Union Square Donuts in Somerville, MA
    • Why: Crispy crunchy hazelnut crumble.
    • Personal side note: You can also get these donuts at the SOWA market in Boston’s South End late spring to early fall, but go early because they will sell out.
  16. Maple Bacon Bar from Varsity Donuts in Manhattan, KS
    • Why: Maple icing, crispy bacon then coming right back for more icing.
  17. Glazed from Amish Baking Company in Manchester, TN
    • Why: Available at Bonnaroo!
  18. Apple Fritter from Randy’s Donuts in Los Angeles, CA
    • Why: Perfect balance of soft and crunchy… and you can get one through the drive-thru.
    • Personal side note: “Hole in the Sky”
  19. Anything from Round Rock Donuts in Round Rock, TX
    • Why: Everything is bigger in Texas.
  20. Coconut Glazed from The Downyflake in Nantucket, MA
    • Why: In the breakfast battle of donut vs toast for your breakfast side, donut always wins.
  21. Cinnamon Caramel from Rise’n Roll Bakery in Fort Wayne, IN
    • Why: Caramel icing perfectly coated with cinnamon sugar.
  22. Blueberry Crumble from Art City Donuts in Utah Valley, UT
    • Why: Mini donuts traveling around in a food truck.
  23. Frosted Angel Cream from Paula’s Donuts in Buffalo, NY
    • Why: They boast a secret ingredient that can’t be found in chain shops and they can be ordered in the size of a cake.
  24. Doughnut of the month from Krumpe’s Do-nuts in Hagerstown, MD
    • Why: Seasonal surprises including caramel apple and s’mores.
  25. Maple Bar from The Original House of Donuts in Lakewood, WA
    • Why: Local and handmade since the 1950s.
  26. Honey Doughnuts and Fried Chicken from Federal Donuts in Philadelphia, PA
    • Why: Fried chicken with a side choice of naked, seasoned, or glazed.
  27. Spa from Little Bigs in Portland, ME
    • Why: House-made nut and berry granola, greek yogurt, drizzled with honey.
  28. Chestnut Glazed from Doughnut Vault in Chicago, IL
    • Why: Nutty notes to counterbalance this sweet classic icing.
    • Personal side note: FAVORITE. MUST HAVE.
  29. Heavenly Hash from Gourdough’s in Austin, TX
    • Why: Marshmallow, chocolate fudge icing topped with fudge candy.
  30. Daddy Dearest from Glam Doll Donuts in Minneapolis, MN
    • Why: BEER cake donut topped with bacon and a buttery crumble.
  31. Ice Cream Sandwich from Peter Pan Donuts in Brooklyn, NY
    • Why: You can finally get away with having ice cream for breakfast.
  32. Chipotle Caramel from Pink Box Doughnuts in Las Vegas, NV
    • Why: Sugar and spice and everything nice in Sin City.
  33. Hot fresh glazed from Krispy Kreme in AMERICA
    • Why: Did you not see that “Fresh Donuts Now” sign?? Hello nostalgia.

2 thoughts on “Buzzfeed’s “33 Doughnuts You Have To Try Before You Die”

  1. Just went to Kane’s Donuts (again) in financial district Boston, MA and got the red velvet and plain chocolate glazed. Both are amazing!

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