Best of the Best Donuts
Did you have your donuts yesterday? Apparently for Mardi Gras you are supposed to do one of two things.
#1 eat Donuts for Luck
#2 Go to New Orleans and have women show you their boobs for plastic beads
I had some donuts. The Interrobang.com has a list of some of the best donuts shops in the country..here are a few then you can go to the whole list.
1. The Doughnut Plant in NYC, Creme Brulee
Nobody does doughnuts like New York, and when you’re in New York, The Doughnut Plant is the place to go. There are many to choose from, and they are all fantastic, but our doughnut of choice is the Creme Brule. With a crunchy caramelized top (just like the dessert it’s named for) and a custardy sweet filling, it’s virtually perfect. Runners up (just in case they run out of the Creme Brule or you want some variety) are the Tres Leches Donut and The Blackout. 379 Grand Street, New York, New York. Visit them on the web at doughnutplant.com or @doughnutplantNY on twitter.
2. Allie’s Donuts in Rhode Island, Maple Frosted Coffee Bun
There’s a wide variety of donuts at Allie’s where they make their own donuts in an enormous kitchen. But don’t go there without ordering the Maple Frosted Coffee Bun. Now it doesn’t have a hole, but it’s definitely in the donut family. Imagine a huge delicious bun covered with homemade frosting. It’s totally unhealthy, but totally delicious. Plan ahead, at Allie’s they line up out the door. 3661 Quaker Lane, North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
4. Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Vermont, Homemade Cider Donuts
If you live in the northeast, you’ve seen cider mills, and this one is a lot like many others except for one thing. They make the greatest donut that ever existed. You won’t find any frosting or sprinkles or glazes or powders on this donut, and you won’t need them. It’s a simple cake donut and you actually watch your donuts being made as you wait in line. It means you’ll have to wait a few moments for it to cool before you bite into it, and if you’re like me, you’ll never wait long enough, and you’ll always burn your mouth on that first bite. It’s sweet but not too sweet, soft but not too soft, and you can forget about bringing any home for your friends. Not only will you eat them all in the car, but you’ll rationalize that you’re doing your friends a favor because they won’t be as good when they’re not fresh. Visit them at 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury, Vermont and on the web at coldhollow.com.
5. Voodoo Donuts, Portland, Oregon, Memphis Mafia
There is no place more famous than Voodoo for donuts, and it’s the only donut shop that offers it’s own Wedding Chapel. It’s a donut shop on acid, with wildly inventive shapes and toppings. You’ll find donuts with fruit loops, a pentagram donut, or even the famous cock and balls donut. But for our #1 pick, we’ll go with the Memphis Mafia– Fried dough with banana chunks and cinnamon sugar covered in a glaze with chocolate frosting, peanut butter, peanuts and chocolate chips on top. Overkill? Yes, but once in a while, that’s the way to go. Visit them at 22 Southwest 3rd Avenue, Portland Oregon and on the web at voodoodoughnut.com and @voodoodoughnut on twitter.