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RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 12/18/03 11:42 AM (permalink)
Oh my God !!! I love Mike's. This is soooo sad !!!

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    RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 12/18/03 11:48 AM (permalink)
    Shoot...I was going to try Mike's when I was in the Cape last summer, but never had a chance to drive out there (which I especially wanted to do after the "what the hell are you doing in Everett?" thread piqued my curiosity).

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      RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 12/18/03 11:53 AM (permalink)
      Originally posted by johnnym

      Mike's in Everett, Mass, I was in there a week ago and the lady behind the counter announced that they are closing. the rumor is...ANOTHER Dunkin Donuts.
      Very sad.


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        RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 12/18/03 1:10 PM (permalink)
        Having grown up in New Bedford Mass, and having Krispy Kreme come into my grown-up state of Connecticut in the last year (they're even in the casino now!), I can honestly say that absolutely NOTHING compares to a vanilla cream donut from Ma's Donuts on Acushnet Avenue in the North end of New Bedford! a bite into them was pure heaven. i still dream about Ma's Donuts!!!

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          RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 12/18/03 1:16 PM (permalink)
          Best Hometown Donut? Here it's Marges Donut Den on 28th Street in Wyoming Michigan!

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            RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 12/18/03 1:20 PM (permalink)
            Originally posted by lvw

            Ok. I'll bite. What are Indian donuts? And are Chinese krullers anything like the wonderful buttery coconut buns I get here in Chinatown? Mmmm...coconut buns...


            No, Chinese crullers are sticks of long fried dough that are slightly salty. We add cut them up and dunk them in our rice congee or sweet mung bean porridge or eat them as is!

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              RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Mon, 01/12/04 10:21 AM (permalink)
              Originally posted by 4fish

              I have to say that I've never understood the fuss about Krispy Kreme donuts, either, but then I've always preferred cake donuts to the raised variety. Here in La Crosse, Wisconsin, the best donuts to be had are at Mr. D's at State Street and West Ave. They're big, around five inches across, crispy brown on the outside and tender inside, and come with a variety of glazes and toppings. Mmm, mmm, good!

              Amen, I've had Art send me a box to work in NYC.....even the KK people in the office (and I understand donut choice is a religious matter) admitted that Mr. D's is the best....

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                RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sat, 07/24/04 12:11 PM (permalink)
                Krispy Kremes are overrated. They taste like you are eating a powder puff with no flavor. UGH! Is this the best the south has to offer?

                The best doughnuts are found at Deisings in Kingston, NY. Krispy Kreme makers take note-you need to visit there to make doughnuts right. They are flavorful, fresh, and they taste like they have some substance.

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                  RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sat, 07/24/04 1:00 PM (permalink)
                  My favorites in central Indiana:

                  Linnies Bakery in Shelbyville - grew up with these, along with Spudnuts.

                  Mr Freshie in Rushville - recently reopened to new owners with continued help from the original owner.

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                    RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sat, 07/24/04 5:26 PM (permalink)
                    looks like my native massachusetts is the nation's donut capital. and towards that end, there's a little donut house in westport that supposed to make the n'est plus ultra of donuts, a "long john" which is an elongated, yeast donut, split, and filled with creme and a dollup of raspberry jam. they've even been written up in gourment magazine and other high falutin' foodie publications. but i cant remember the name of the place, maybe someone else knows where i'm talking about.
                      Mr. Spudnut

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                      RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sat, 07/24/04 9:01 PM (permalink)
                      Has anyone tried Churros hot out of the frier on those push carts ? Now those are great even cold. Rolled in cinnamon sugar. Great with a good cup 'o' java.
                      Still, Mr. Spudnuts the best commercial donut in the world!!!!!!
                        Mr. Spudnut

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                        RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sat, 07/24/04 9:06 PM (permalink)
                        In Westport, Ma. is it Perry's or Butlers Colonial ???
                          Steven Link

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                          RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Mon, 07/26/04 8:22 AM (permalink)
                          Hi this is my first post here, I'm new here! I dont know if anyone already suggested this (how do you read thru a whole discussion without clicking again and again on a new page way to show everything on one page?) but my fravorite breakfast is Coffee And in Westport, CT, which was a great discovery of the sterns, and one of the reasons I found my way to this forum!

                          awesome chocolate donuts! good eggs and such! you have to go!

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                            RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Mon, 07/26/04 10:09 AM (permalink)
                            I don't know whether local donut places haven't sprung up here because of Krispy Kreme--it's a big new thing to the rest of the country but in the 35 years I've lived in SC I don't ever remember not having them--but we really don't have a local fabulous donut. Bakeries with cake and pie and such, sure, but not donuts. I envy you Massachusettsians, or whatever.

                            I like KK fine--we go there about every three months or so--but the one thing that I miss, like a lot of posters have noted here, is a good cake donut--KK's is no good. The only one I've ever had anywhere that I really remembered was at World's Best Donuts in Grand Marais, MN. Fabulous plain cake and granulated-sugar covered little knots, and great uncomplicated 50 cent coffee too. They also have bear claws and jelly-filled long johns and such, but it's the simple plain ones I love the best. Plus the tiny inside is covered with pictures of places all over the world that people have hauled their WBD coffee mugs and taken pictures to send back.

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                              RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 08/5/04 4:04 PM (permalink)
                              In Danville IL we have two local places, Arnholts and Royal Donut.
                              Arnholts is a full line bakery, Royal Donut is an ex Mr Donut guy with 2 locations. I get the Arnholt'd fresh ever am at the local Speedway Station. If you go into Arnholt's you would be thought of as a social climber. At The Speedway(South side of the Bridge next to Mickey D's)we are an odd lot of the local oldtimers and young sprouts. Next time you're near here take the Gilbert St exit north to the fist Speedway we start assembling at 6 am and are gone by (am

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                                RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Tue, 08/10/04 2:03 AM (permalink)
                                Originally posted by Mr. Spudnut

                                In Westport, Ma. is it Perry's or Butlers Colonial ???

                                having done a bit more research, you're correct, it is indeed butlers. cant wait to get there one of these days!

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                                  RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Wed, 08/11/04 10:04 AM (permalink)
                                  My favorite local shop for doughnuts is McEntyre's Bakery in Smyrna, Georgia (suburban Atlanta). The owner and his sons are third and fourth generation bakers. They know their craft. Actually their cinnamon fries are their most popular item - very tasty, especially when the tray is still warm. Glazed doughnuts are wonderful here.

                                  My favorite memory around doughnuts is from the Spudnut franchise in my hometown of Farmington, New Mexico. One of my absolute favorite childhood memories (from the 1950s)is of going into the Spudnut Shop, taking a warm maple spudnut off the tray by the door and going to the counter to eat it. They were still in operation when I moved from New Mexico to Georgia in 1982.

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                                    RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Wed, 08/11/04 1:39 PM (permalink)
                                    Butler's is great. have to wait for it to get cooler though for the cream donuts.

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                                      RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sun, 08/22/04 2:54 PM (permalink)
                                      Sunrise donuts or a very similar but lesser location Donut star in MN, very big/good donuts all fresh baked that morning. Use to go everyday in the summer, the lady who owns the place, and it the only person who works there would reconize me and give me a special discount and my special order.

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                                        RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Tue, 08/24/04 2:32 PM (permalink)
                                        My all time favorite donut is still Dunkin Doughnuts....the one with the chocolate in the middle...yum!

                                        Krispy Kremes are pretty light but just not the same as Dunkin Doughnuts....I recently discovered a Carvel ice cream place here in Ca...who knows...maybe Dunkin Doughnuts isn't far behind!!!


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                                          RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Wed, 09/21/05 5:58 PM (permalink)
                                          I just want to suggest that anyone coming to eastern Ohio or western PA should make the pilgrimage to Orams.
                                          A single Cinnamon Roll will feed a family of four and the Raspberry filled (Chocolate cake and icing) is to die for.
                                          Originally posted by jm199

                                          I just posted on another discussion board regarding the zen donuts of ORAM's donuts, of Beaver Falls, PA. Where else can you get donuts with key lime fillng, or ones rolled in crushed pecans or toasted coconut? Check out their website at

                                          They make Krispy Kremes taste like wallboard, and Orams are twice the size. Their world famous Cinnamon Rolls are called hubcaps by the locals, and are only 75 cents each. I drive 45 miles for these donuts, and always buy at least five dozen each time. They are simply marvelous!!!!

                                          ORAMS IS THE PLACE TO GO! BRING THE FATBOY PANTS AND ENJOY!!! HOHOHO!!!!!
                                            mr chips

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                                            RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 09/22/05 12:33 AM (permalink)
                                            Come to Portland, Oregon and enjoy Annie"s Donuts in N.E. Portland and Sesame Donuts on the west side in Raleigh Hills. Both are very good places.

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                                              RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Thu, 09/22/05 9:00 AM (permalink)
                                              I haven't found good doughnuts in DC yet (except at Wegman's, but I can't keep plugging Wegman' people will think I work there)

                                              But, in my hometown of Syracuse, NY, my favorite doughnuts were at Harrison's Bakery on West Genessee Street (on Syracuse's far West Side). (They also have some of the best pastries)

                                              also, Community Bakery on Butternut Street; Patrician's Snowflake Bakery on East Fayettte St.; and Geddes Bakery on Main Street (N.Syr.)


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                                                • Location: westport ma., MA
                                                RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Mon, 11/21/05 9:21 PM (permalink)
                                                well since i know the donut well i would have to say butlers donuts in westport r amazing.but to be fair i will say mikes is a great donut also.but if u want the worlds finest mmmmmmmm so good donut u need to have a long john. i know that there are new owners but the donuts are just as well as ever no change in the recipies and that they are trying to find a spot to start a chain. no word on if this is happening soon or not but they will be expanding and other good news is there makin efforts in having longjohns all year so that should be great. also they make what is called a apple fritter which i will say maybe better then the longjohn its a heap of raised dough choped with apple and cinnimon toped with there own glaze mmmmm i wont lie it may be better then the long john.

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                                                  RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sun, 12/18/05 12:37 AM (permalink)
                                                  Has anyone been to Adams Donut in Greenfield, MA? They've been there for decades and make their donuts from scratch. Their raised donuts are incredible. It's a quaint coffee & donut shop about 1/2 hour north of Northampton, MA. It has Atkins Farm & Krispy Kreme beat.

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                                                    RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sun, 12/18/05 3:43 PM (permalink)
                                                    My favorite local-- Harper's Bluebonnet Bakery on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. I love their sour cream dounts (prefer a cake donut).
                                                    Growing up it seems there was a Swiss Maid in Mesquite, Tx? They were a chain.

                                                    KK is okay-- but way to sweet for me. Plus BB is one block from my house.

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                                                      RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Sun, 12/18/05 9:41 PM (permalink)
                                                      if you get to marhta's vineyard find humphry's for some of the best fresh made non chain donuts around. haven't been there in a couple of years and here that there maybe some problems since the old man passed away but if it's still there it's really good.

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                                                        RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Mon, 05/29/06 12:07 PM (permalink)
                                                        I've traveled quite a bit of the U.S. constantly looking for the ultimate donut. Result: OB-CO's Donuts on Fischer Blvd, Toms River, New Jersey. A real treat down at the Jersey Shore.

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                                                          RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Tue, 05/30/06 6:22 PM (permalink)
                                                          I'm reminded of a story about Cincinnati's local Busken's Bakery stores.

                                                          My wife is a nurse at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Cincinnati Burn Unit. She's been there for 21 years. Since our son has been in school, she's cut back to 3-11 p.m., three evenings a week, but she used to work 3 p.m.-3 a.m. three times a week.

                                                          During those days, every so often, somebody would delay their lunch (or dinner or whatever you call the meal you eat at 10 at night)and run out to Busken's main location, at Madison & Edwards Roads in Hyde Park, which is open 24 hours. They knew that, if they got there at 1 a.m., the first batch of glazed donuts was just finished cooking and glazing and was being put out for sale. They'd have warm donuts as a snack.

                                                          Vickie came to love Krispie Kreme, and laments the closing of our local chain. But in her memories, those late-in-the-shift beauties from Busken are the best donuts she remembers.

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                                                            RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee Wed, 05/31/06 2:31 PM (permalink)
                                                            I remember when I worked at Drug Emporium in Hyde Park...that I used to go to Busken every morning for breakfast. The doughnuts were the best and I remember when they made the cake for our 1st anniversary that was in 1994. Ahhh.....memories..
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