If you haven’t noticed from your Instagram feeds yet, today is one of the better social media holidays – #NationalDoughnutDay! Here’s where to get the most delicious, unique and (most importantly) Instagram-worthy doughnuts today. No matter where you are.
New York City: The Doughnut Project
The Doughnut Project is one of NYC’s best. All of their doughnuts are hand-crafted with fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Recommendations: The Everything Doughnut (light cream cheese glaze, poppy and sesame seeds, garlic and salt) and the Those Beetz are Dope Doughnut (sweet beet glaze and filled with a creamy ricotta cheese from Murray’s Cheese).
Washington D.C.: Astro Donuts
The official name of this place is Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken. Their doughnuts are delicious and they have a Doughnut Fried Chicken Sandwich on the menu, which should be all the motivation you need to go.
Recommendations: the Maple Bacon Doughnut and the Creme Brûlée Doughnut.
Portland: Voo Doo Doughnuts
Voo Doo Doughnnuts is exactly the kind of weird, quirky spot you would expect to come out of Portland. As in, they have a Cock-n-Balls doughnut and a Triple Chocolate Penetration doughnut. They also perform wedding ceremonies at some of their locations.
Recommendations: I ordered the Old Dirty Bastard when I went (chocolate frosting, Oreo’s, peanut butter) and it was delicious.
Seattle: Top Pot Doughnuts
Seattle’s #1 doughnut destination is Top Pot. Their doughnuts are all “hand-forged,” meaning that they are all unique shapes and sizes. There isn’t much fluff to their menu, but they do simple very well.
Recommendations: Go with the Old Fashioned. It’s incredibly moist and sweet on the inside with a slight crunch on the outside.
Sydney: Grumpy Donuts
If you’re in the Sydney area, place a delivery order at Grumpy Donuts. There’s always a dozen different flavors available at once, so you’re bound to find something you love.
Recommendations: Buttered Toast (brown butter frosting with sweet crumb of toasted brioche) or S’Mores (dark chocolate glaze with biscuit crumbs and torched marshmallow fluff).
Barcelona: Chok Donuts
Chok, “the chocolate kitchen,” is one of Barcelona’s best. Their doughnuts are a ( slightly ) healthier option because they’re made with less sugar & fat and fried for less time.
Recommendations: There are over 30 flavors to choose from, but the Creme Brulee and the Oreo doughnuts both look amazing.
London: Crosstown Doughnuts
London’s Crosstown Doughnuts have received a ton of deserved media attention lately. Their doughnuts are fluffy, delicious and available in a wide range of unique flavors.
Recommendations: Sea Salt Caramel Banana and Chili Chocolate.
What is the best donut you’ve ever had? Have you been to any of the bakeries on this list?
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YUMMM! Where was this post when I needed it in London a couple months ago?!? Ha! I can personally vouch for Chok in Barcelona and Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland. Both memorable, both delicious, both making my mouth water right. this. second…