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We've searched high and low. Here's our ranking of the 12 best donut shops in the country.
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Dinkel's Bakery, Chicago: German immigrant Joseph Dinkel opened this Chicago institution in 1922, and it's remained in the family ever since. It's changed very little in the past 90 years, and their non donut baked goods are legendary in their own right. But you haven't truly experienced Dinkel's until you've tasted their handmade donuts. While they've jumped on the maple bacon bandwagon, you're best off sticking with the classics: try the chocolate cake donut and try not to weep. Voodoo Doughnut's Portland Cream has been named the city's official donut by the mayor, and the Captain My Captain, topped with vanilla frosting and Cap'n Crunch, is the perfect exercise in both simplicity and brilliance. There are currently two other outposts, but nothing beats a visit to the original. The menu is gigantic, but narrow down your options to the cake donuts, which are surprisingly light and fresh. From there your best bet is to keep it simple; a light coating of cinnamon and sugar should be all you need to change your opinion of cake donuts forever. It also happens to be one of the most famous places in all of New Orleans. No trip to the Crescent City is complete until you've sampled Cafe du Monde's beignets, fresh out of the fryer, topped with a heap of powdered sugar and washed down with a cup of their chicory coffee. A word of advice: don't breathe in while taking a bite, or else you'll end up coughing and getting powdered sugar all over everything (and everyone) around you. Although the treats are only available on the weekends, this surprisingly casual spot is best known for its Nike Jacket Online
of your head, will keep the tourists taking photos for years to come, a bite of Dat Donut handmade plain glazed will send you into a state of quiet contemplation.(Photo: flickr/ DanSchleifer23)
Last year we took a look at the best donuts in just about every major American city. Our list included the classics, the new wave, the dives, the places with lines around the block, the crazy ones, and the ones that you wouldn't know were anything to write home about until you took that first bite into the gooey goodness that is the perfect donut.
We tried to represent as many cities as possible in our list. Chicago's Dinkel's has been turning out some of the best donuts anywhere for nearly 90 years. Los Angeles' Randy's is a whole lot more than a giant donut shaped sign. New York's The Doughnut Plant singlehandedly made people realize that there was a lot more to a donut than what you could pick up at Dunkin' Donuts.
America's 12 best donut shops
brioche donuts and ones filled with fresh, seasonal preserves. Donuts have been a part of owner Mark Isreal's family for more than 100 years, and in 1994 he opened The Doughnut Plant using that same recipe his grandfather used. By building on that classic recipe, he's made a name for himself and his bakery, and he's also created a few now legendary inventions, like the square jelly filled and tres leches donuts. The owners of Dough stick to yeast as opposed to cake donuts, and it's a recipe that they've perfected. The key is freshness, and freshly fried donuts are near constantly being brought out of the kitchen. The offerings are continuously changing, Adidas Prophere Grey but never cease to surprise. Passion fruit, hibiscus, earl grey, lemon poppy, blood orange, chocolate glazed you might just have to return a few times before your cravings for these donuts will be satisfied. But they most likely never will be. While their "Big Dat," which is about the size Nike V Neck Mens
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But what exactly makes a donut shop perfect? The freshness of the product, first of all. Like a bagel, a donut begins declining in quality as soon as it's removed from the heat. Creativity helps, but a balance always needs to be struck between adherence to authenticity and out of the box inventiveness. Also, how have these establishments affected both the neighborhood they're in and the city at large? Whether their specialties are simple cake donuts, maple and bacon topped behemoths, or ones shaped like a voodoo doll, these shops are all standouts in their own way, and aren't to be missed next time you find yourself in their neck of the woods.
key is freshness, and freshly fried donuts are near constantly being brought out of the kitchen. The offerings are continuously changing, but never cease to surprise. Passion fruit, hibiscus, earl grey, lemon poppy, blood orange, chocolate glazed you might just have to return a few times before your cravings for these donuts will be satisfied. But they most likely never will be.
THE DAILY MEAL: 101 best food trucks in AmericaThis little shop, nestled into a cozy corner of Brooklyn's Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood, is quietly turning out what, in our opinion, are the best donuts being produced in the country right now. The owners of Dough stick to yeast as opposed to cake donuts, and it's a recipe that they've perfected. The Nike Dri Fit Pants Boys
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