Local Donuts 'n' Coffee

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cfitz
Junior Burger
2003/04/10 17:50:57
Don't get me wrong: I love the Krispy Kreme donut as much as the next feller. But first off, we don't have any KKs around me, and I'd love to see a good local donut shop survive.

Around Massachusetts, a lot of local shops have been driven under by those mass-produced sinkers at Dunkin Donuts. I worked there as a teenager and was horrified to find that their donuts come froma giant "just add water" bag of powder. Nastiest things ever. And the coffee stinks, too, unless you get it with enough cream and sugar that it tastes like melted coffee ice cream.

So: Where have all the good donuts gone? There are the only three I can think of offhand:

Shrewsbury, MA: Donut Inn - Main Street
A little tiny place right in the center of town. Usually busier than Dunkin' Donuts, thankfully. Nice chocolate cake donuts here. Excellent coffee, too.

Worcester, MA: Donut Express - Webster Street
Chocolate frosted rules here, and the guy that runs it's really nice.

Walpole, MA: Country Kitchen Donuts - Main Street
I had a jelly donut - which I hardly ever get - from this place and it was really good, though the jelly was that flourescent red stuff from a five gallon bucket. Anyone make a jelly donut with real jelly?

Alrighty, where are your favorites?


bumper
Hamburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/10 19:23:02
Richey Kreme in Maryville TN has been making donuts for 50 years at the same place I like them better than K K .
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/10 19:37:49
Round Rock Donuts at Lone Star Bakery (Round Rock, TX) are heavenly, y'all. I mean it!
Michael Stern
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/10 19:47:35
My donut heaven:


[url='http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=108']Phillips Diner[/url], of course!
kdiammond
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/10 20:31:12
In the Washington, DC metro area we miss what we call MODO's (Montgomery Donuts) they had a storm accident recently. Alas-- but we do have KK's! And some great Indian donuts and some interesting and pretty good Chinese krullers!
Keller
lvw
Hamburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/10 22:02:54
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...

Lisa
scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/11 08:07:45
Someone recently opened a "Mom and Pop" donut shop in my hometown. Murray's donuts ! They make them fresh right there in the store. They are very delicious and give Krispy Kreme a run for their money !
RC51Mike
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/11 08:24:22
As chain donuts go I like KK but agree that a good homemade donut is hard to come by anymore. Near Longwood Gardens in PA is Northwood Orchards that makes apple cider donuts that are excellent. What's almost as good is watching them being made by the "Donut Robot." My true quest though, is to find a proper cream filled donut that doesn't have that chemical, scooped out of a bucket of spackle taste to it.
DaveM
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/11 17:20:59
Everyone in MA forgot Mike's Donuts, in Everett,MA.
Krispy Kreme is coming to Medford,MA next to Wellington Train Station.
Still under construction as of Tuesday, April 8.
On the Maine coast, Congdon's Donuts on Rt 1 in Wells,ME is fabulous. Lobster pancakes as well.
And they now have a drive thru.
Absolutely mobbed on the weekends in the summertime.
DaveM
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/11 18:03:02
Krispy Kreme has to know they are successful when everyone compares their product to theirs. I do the same thing myself. My job has taken me to most parts of the world and I have never found another donut that measures up in all categories. Some are close, but they ain't there. I was in Denmark which is famous for their "Danish", but they ain't got Krispy Kreme's

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/11 18:17:59
In Cincinnati, Busken's is the place. We're particularly blessed with a tradition of local bakeries. Each neighborhood seems to have its, and all of them are quite good: Bonnie Lynn, Servatti's, and our beloved Mt. Washington Bakery (but then again, we're partial; they did our wedding cake).

But Busken is kind of an icon; go into any of the several locations of this family-owned chain, and you'll get really good breakfast pastries. The best location, I think, is on Madison Road, in Cincinnati's tony Hyde Park neighborhood. But this is a working bakery, where Busken goodies are available 'round the clock. In fact, my wife, who is a pediatric nurse at a local hospital, used to organize runs for fresh glazed doughnuts at midnight for those hungry health care folks!
johnnym
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/14 13:13:41
I have to give Mike's Donuts in Everett, MA a second mention, particularly for their chocolate crullers with vanilla cream inside. That is a serious donut.
Also, Atkins Farms in Amherst, MA makes great homemade donuts, and the cider ones in the fall are fantastic.
flattop5
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/14 13:57:58
Another Mass. nomination: In Springfield recently we had the pleasure of dining at Donut Dip -- very, very good. I forget the street, but it's right near the Olympia Rink.
lvw
Hamburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/14 14:28:01
Tougas Farm in Northboro, Mass. also has good cider doughnuts in the fall.

Lisa
benschon
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/14 19:16:03
Support local doughnuts! I just can't understand the mania around KK--their product is greasy, factory-produced, and uninspiring. So what if they are hot? Try these:

The Apple Barn--Bennington, Vermont. Apple cider doughnuts in the fall, with (or without) cinnamon sugar.

Mike's Donuts--Everett, Massachusetts. I agree. Probably the best anywhere, across the board, and one of the greatest logos, too.

Lori-Ann's Donuts--Boston, Massachusetts. In Charlestown.

Tulip Pastry Shop--Portland, Oregon. Little bakery in the St. Johns neighborhood that has marionberry fritters as big as your open hand.
benschon
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/14 19:21:08
Thought of another great one

Frank's Bakery--Bangor, Maine. Terrific jelly doughnuts, and I don't even like jelly donuts.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/14 19:28:12
Regardless of whatever the competitor is, Krispy Kreme is always the one people compare to.

Nothing like a hot Krispy Kreme

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Newt57
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/15 09:16:25
Spalding's Bakery in Lexington, KY. The best "basic donut" i have ever eaten.
johnnym
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/15 10:43:56
You know, Tim Horton's is pretty good too. It's a Canadian company, and they have a few stores in Maine. Some of their donuts are just dunkin' donuts-y and average (it is a chain), but I really liked their sour cream donuts.
I'm glad to see all the New England Cider donut makers getting their due. Come fall, a cider donut and a cup of coffee on a chilly morning is a wonderful thing. Good on chilly afternoons and evenings too.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/15 13:15:20
I saw a Tim Horton's just outside of Charlestown W V a couple of weeks ago. Same decor as the ones we have visited in Ontario, so it must be connected. Better than the average do-nut house.
DaveM
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/16 10:54:56
Check out the web page for Wendy's-you will find connections to Tim Horton's.
I believe the parent corporation owns both (or at least the US rights).
Donuts have survived all the ages and all the fads.
In the 70's we had muffin houses, like the Mug N'Muffin chain and the Pewter Pot chain.
In the 90's we graduated to bagels, and still no one company has a nationwide grip on that market.
DaveM
lvw
Hamburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/16 10:58:29
We still have a Mug 'n Muffin here in Norwood, Mass. But, alas, the Pewter Pot in Walpole, Mass. is gone, I believe.

Lisa
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/16 19:24:22
Dearfolk,
Thank heaven someone responded about Spalding's Bakery in Lexington, Kentucky! Their soft-rising bread is heavenly....
Has anyone ever tried Dixie Cream Donuts on U. S. 92 East in Lakeland, Florida? There used to be a same-named place here in Athens, Georgia; I've long wondered if the same folks pulled up stakes and migrated to sunnier climes. Been by Dixie Cream a zillion times, but never stopped once. It's out about two miles east of Florida Avenue, the main north/south drag in Lakeland.
Unhungrily (At The Moment), Ort. Carlton.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/16 19:53:53
There is a Richy Kreme in Maryville, TN right out of Knoxville that another Roadfood reader has mentioned that is better than Krispy Kreme. I ain't been there and I found it hard to believe, but I have had others tell me the same thing. Krispy Kreme mus feel good having everybody compare their's to their's

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
silvrlvr
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/17 14:27:35
Here in Ann Arbor the best donuts in town are at the Washtenaw Dairy, one block west of Main Street on Madison. They make 50 dozen a day and the donuts cost only 35 cents each (they are also supplied to the coffee bars around town that charge 75 cents and up for them.) The donuts are cake style, not greasy, and come in plain, cinnamon, maple, vanilla and my personal favorites, chocolate and coconut. The coffee is fine, too: a small is 65 cents and be sure to ask for cream. The WD is also a fine place for ice cream cones and of course, dairy products.
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/17 17:28:08
Corporate donuts are for kids!
Whether Dunkin' Donuts, Tim Horton, or Krusty Kreme (or any other corporate chain), their popularity (or "success") has very little to do with flavor - it's about them being damn-near everywhere [at least, anywhere people get fetishistic about what they eat]! You may as well argue the relative merits of some burger at McKing-in-the-Box. Frankly, it sounds kinda pathetic they way some folks shill for these corporate industrial food distributors - you'd think they were on the company payroll, or had dropped major ducats into buying shares of their stocks. The best I can come up with for any of their donuts is "reliable" and "familiar." Maybe that's all anyone needs at 4:00 in the morning - but what about the rest of the time?
I have on multiple occasions encountered folks who judged donuts [from the exact same batches!] as better if thought to come from a known donut chain, and worse if from a convenience store (like 7-11, Circle-K, etc.)
Go to your local donut/doughnut baker - sample their wares - build a relationship with them - help further their defense against industrial fried baked products.
If you'll excuse me now, I have a date with a blueberry fritter....
Richard
Berkeley & SF, CA
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/17 19:02:51
Richard Brooks Alba: I have no relationship with any food company, stock or otherwise. I judge strictly on taste and if I like it I tell others about it and if I don't, I tell others about that also. That is what communication is all about and this web site also. I have been a fan of Krispy Kreme for 50 years and I like them, my office likes them and apparently their customers do also judging by their lines.

We race twice annually in Pomona and in Ontario, there is a new KK. I have been there at 10PM and 6AM. Packed both times. I hve nothing against the local baker and in fact I encourage them. But until I find something I like better, I am on my way to KK.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
GaGal
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/18 06:16:57
I guess I'm going to have to add my two cents worth about Krispy Kreme. I have enjoyed reading all the posts about the local donut shops and wish they were closer to where I live. That is the beauty of KK...they can come to where more people live. I personally have been a tremendous fan of theirs since I sold them in elementary school for 50 cents a dozen (Many years ago!) and they are just as good now as they were then. Southerners grew up on them, and they are part of our history, so I suppose you can classify them as our "local" donut shops. I wish, like someone else mentioned, that I had bought stock in the company when it was financially feasible to do so!
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/18 11:24:43
quote:
Originally posted by Sundancer7

Richard Brooks Alba: I have no relationship with any food company, stock or otherwise. I judge strictly on taste and if I like it I tell others about it and if I don't, I tell others about that also. That is what communication is all about and this web site also. I have been a fan of Krispy Kreme for 50 years and I like them, my office likes them and apparently their customers do also judging by their lines.

We race twice annually in Pomona and in Ontario, there is a new KK. I have been there at 10PM and 6AM. Packed both times. I hve nothing against the local baker and in fact I encourage them. But until I find something I like better, I am on my way to KK.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN



...And I must add that KK is a good local "corporate citizen." Not only do they participate locally in a dizzying array of fundraisers, but every schoolkid gets a donut for every A earned (even for an S or O if in a subject not A-G graded) every grade period. (Bragging Rights: Our son, Ian, cleans up in this department.) And the staff is none too fussy about the math; 4 A's can equal half a dozen donuts just for the heck of it. Plus, I hear the managers encouraging and cheering on the staff; such happiness in work makes for a happier product and a happier customer in my experience.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/18 13:58:15
AndyNYC: The definition of quality may well depend on whom is defining. I know from a cleanliness point of view, ingredients, marketing, management, customer satisfaction and appearance, Krispy Kreme does an outstanding job.

But that is the reason there is chocolate and vanilla. It all depends on your taste.
Lovie
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/21 13:24:11
I am new to Roadfood and this may be too "hi-brow" or out of the catagory, but to those of you who live in NYC. Have you ever tried the famous "Donut Plant"? I am very interested in their fruit glazes.
scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/21 14:42:29
I also think that maybe the difference is between the fresh cooked KK donuts and the boxed ones in the store. I don't eat the boxed ones in the store. When I talk abou KK donuts, I mean the fresh, right off the cooking line ones. We have a store here in my town and the big red sign comes on outside when they are cooking a fresh batch of donuts ! That's when I go there, any other time, I would agree they are just another donut !
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/21 18:10:53
"Corporate Citizen"? Now, there's an expression that gets me panicky!... This is the sort of neologism that big companies have to come up with to describe their corporate records of being good guys to make up for all their bad-guy tactics.

A manufacturer moves its factories to the 'maquiladora' belt of northern Mexico, or on to SE Asia, and can make up for all those displaced workers by having a scholarship program that distributes $100,000 a year? Or a store chain (that got an enormous tax break from the locally-bought county politicians) can sponsor some local sports teams & children's programs while most of its profits leave the community entirely. Or maybe even a humble donut-maker gives deeply of its pockets (while being investigated for its accounting practices - like the Enron of fried sweets?) to help its community out. I'm sure that the donuts-for-grades can't make THAT much of a difference to early-onset obesity or diabetes, right? And it's not really a bribe if the kids like it so much - it's only just a reward, isn't it?

Maybe with fewer donuts my cranky pants wouldn't fit so tight....
Richard
Berkeley/SF, CA

P.S. to Paul: Sorry that I was so quick to judge - it just seemed a little...pushy...to have 3 (+2) of your posts talk about everyone getting compared to KK, how there's nothing like a KK [with which I totally agree], but not actually talking about what KK's products TASTE like. (There are lines everywhere for KK - and I agree with AndyNYC1 [yo, Andyyyy!] that people stand in line for the most banal stuff. Look at the Hard Rock Cafe - they could be serving deep-fried cardboard and people would STILL go on about how good they are.) I used to live near Ontario growing up, and there's very little that I remember about the region that was tasty [well, maybe a pie at Marie Calendar's, or some fried something or other at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona], so I'm sure the locals are grateful to have a place to go for some sort of nationwide food phenomenon.
scenicrec
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/21 18:49:46
Beach Donuts in Clinton, CT. makes a beautiful glazed cruller: crunchy outside, creamy, cakey interior. Oh, to have one right now!
Lovie
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/22 00:56:45
Greenbush Kosher bakery in Madison WI is truely the best donut expereince of my life. It caters to the college crowd so it stays open til the wee hours of the morning. They don't sell bread they don't sell anything savory, mainly donuts and other hand held pastries. No birthday cakes or pies that I have seen. They sell a pumpkin donut in the fall that is the essence of the season. They also have a donut called a rabbi. It comes in a few different falvorings but my favorite is the chocolet rabbi witch has cherry filling and tastes like a cross between a donut and a ritch black forest cake. This is an independent store and my favorite donut expereince.

I'm Still curious about Donut Plant in NYC? Is there no spell check available here? If not you are all in for some serious decoding.
kdiammond
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/22 00:57:47
Lvw-- Indian doughnuts are made of chickpea flour or rice flour and are dunked in a spicy gravy served alongside -- really quite yummy once you get past a savory rather than a sweet doughnut! They are from the Southern Indian area.
lvw
Hamburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/22 10:38:27
kdiammond: Thanks! I have a good Indian restaurant across the street from my office. I'll see if they are on the menu. Is there any name by which they are known?
Lisa
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/04/29 16:35:07
quote:
Originally posted by Richard Brooks Alba

"Corporate Citizen"? Now, there's an expression that gets me panicky!... This is the sort of neologism that big companies have to come up with to describe their corporate records of being good guys to make up for all their bad-guy tactics.

A manufacturer moves its factories to the 'maquiladora' belt of northern Mexico, or on to SE Asia, and can make up for all those displaced workers by having a scholarship program that distributes $100,000 a year? Or a store chain (that got an enormous tax break from the locally-bought county politicians) can sponsor some local sports teams & children's programs while most of its profits leave the community entirely. Or maybe even a humble donut-maker gives deeply of its pockets (while being investigated for its accounting practices - like the Enron of fried sweets?) to help its community out. I'm sure that the donuts-for-grades can't make THAT much of a difference to early-onset obesity or diabetes, right? And it's not really a bribe if the kids like it so much - it's only just a reward, isn't it?

Maybe with fewer donuts my cranky pants wouldn't fit so tight....
Richard
Berkeley/SF, CA

P.S. to Paul: Sorry that I was so quick to judge - it just seemed a little...pushy...to have 3 (+2) of your posts talk about everyone getting compared to KK, how there's nothing like a KK [with which I totally agree], but not actually talking about what KK's products TASTE like. (There are lines everywhere for KK - and I agree with AndyNYC1 [yo, Andyyyy!] that people stand in line for the most banal stuff. Look at the Hard Rock Cafe - they could be serving deep-fried cardboard and people would STILL go on about how good they are.) I used to live near Ontario growing up, and there's very little that I remember about the region that was tasty [well, maybe a pie at Marie Calendar's, or some fried something or other at the L.A. County Fair in Pomona], so I'm sure the locals are grateful to have a place to go for some sort of nationwide food phenomenon.



Ordinarily, I would agree with you. (see "Pigs at the Trough" by Arianna Huffington to see why....)...But in this case, KK really walks the walk. Durned few do.
can
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 13:41:01
Van Brocklyn's, Big Rapids, MI
Wright's Bakery, Reed City, MI
Jennifer_4
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 15:02:56
Here in Fresno, there are more mom and pop donut shops than you can shake a stick at..and more than a few "hamburger, donut, and chinese food" combination places, but the recognized leader of the non chain places is Judy's.. while technically it is a "chain" it's only a local one and people know it's the place to go for good donuts.
HeidiB
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 19:50:44
In addition to Mike's Donuts in Everett-which is great and should continue to be mentioned, how about the apple cider donuts at the farm stand at Ingaldsby Farms in West Boxford (off 133). They're available year round and are fresh and tasty with a nice cup of Green Mountain coffee...
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 19:52:08
quote:
Originally posted by HeidiB

In addition to Mike's Donuts in Everett-which is great and should continue to be mentioned, how about the apple cider donuts at the farm stand at Ingaldsby Farms in West Boxford (off 133). They're available year round and are fresh and tasty with a nice cup of Green Mountain coffee...


What is an apple cider donut?

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
HeidiB
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 19:56:36
Apple cider donuts are generally sold at apple orchards here in New England. I believe they're mildly flavored with apple cider-they taste freshly made. You can get them plain, sugar coated or cinamon and sugar-coated. Quite delicious
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 20:00:31
quote:
Originally posted by HeidiB

Apple cider donuts are generally sold at apple orchards here in New England. I believe they're mildly flavored with apple cider-they taste freshly made. You can get them plain, sugar coated or cinamon and sugar-coated. Quite delicious

Sounds like they are baked donuts and they sound good. I do not believe we have them in Tennessee. I wish I had a cup of Mello Joy coffee from Lafayette, La and a apple cider donut now!!!

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
HeidiB
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 20:09:55
They are definitely deep-fried and quite delicious and the coffee you mention sounds excellent.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 20:14:54
quote:
Originally posted by HeidiB

They are definitely deep-fried and quite delicious and the coffee you mention sounds excellent.

Mello Joy is only available in Lafayette, LA. It is the oldest coffe in Louisiana. Every time I am there, I buy about a dozen bags of the dark roast. Real nutty taste and great. They also have a great coffee shop in downtown Lafayette. A friend of mine turned me on when he bought a portion of the company. It is available online.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
essvee
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/12 23:48:13
johnnym does not speak with a forked tongue. Atkins Farms cider donuts are the ne plus ultra of donutdom. I have spoken.

Also, I have been fortunate enough to take the Sterns' advice and get donuts from Butler's in Westport MA. They were fantastic (it was in the summer, so no longjohns). You walk in and there is a happy fat man making donuts right in front of you. It doesn't get any better.

I used to think I liked Krispy Kreme, but i have realized they don't taste right. The crumb is sticky and weird, and they don't seem to be made with flour, just Crisco and sugar. Ugh.
Bushie
Filet Mignon
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/16 12:12:19
Just heard yesterday that the Travel Channel is having an hour-long special on Donut Shops around the country. It will air this coming Sunday (18th) at 10:00 pm Eastern.
dinerdoll^^
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/17 10:15:01
Just want to add my vote for Mikes in Everett Ma. But my heart goes with Kanes in Saugus MA. All handmade and super yummy. Mom and Pop, very cozy. I could realy go for a Boston Cream right now!!!
kdiammond
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/17 12:22:05
lvw-- the Indian donuts are called Uppatham as I recal-- a close cousin are called Idilis which are like a rice flour English muffin (also dunked and also good) BTW they are generally a specialty of Southern Indian restaurants.

Also -- on a note to all, donuts are not hard to make at home (take note all you roadfooders with a turkey fryer!) You do not need holes either. Small rounds of dough are fried, dusted with sugar, and you use a pastry bag (or one of those basting needles) to pipe in a filling!
KokomoJoe
Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/20 10:23:29
JuniorBurger: sounds like you're from MA or live there now? So when you (or any one else) goes to Cape Cod "Hole in One Donuts" are THE BEST!!!!! Right now they have 2 locations: one is in Orleans MA (on RTE 6A)(again Cape Cod)and Eastham MA (right on RTE 6)(also Cape Cod!)! I love lemon filled and they ae fantastic! My friends who love "jelly sticks" say they are the BEST! Coffee's very good too! But be sure to get there beefore 11 AM or you'll have very slim pickens on the goodies! Bon Appetite!
frankichady
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/22 11:21:32
Krispy Kreme doghnuts will be opening its first Australian shop in Sydney mid-June,with a promise of more to come soon.American ex-pats will be at the head of the line!
harriet1954
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/26 13:53:13
Howdy; saw the post about apple cider doughnuts and wanted to recommend Springdale Farms in Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.springdalefarms.com/bakery.asp. It's what you'd call an upscale family farm stand lol; but ohhhh I remember those apple cider doughnuts in the wax paper bag. It's a trigger food for me, and I'm on Weight Watchers, so I have to stay away from them.

When I was little, we'd stop at Krispy Kreme on Route 1 in Langhorne on the way up to the business my dad owned, and it was like heaven for me then. Now they distribute them to Shop Rite supermarkets and I pick them up on the way to my brother's home which is ironically super-close to that old Krispy Kreme location.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/26 13:58:00
quote:
Originally posted by shaynas_mom

Howdy; saw the post about apple cider doughnuts and wanted to recommend Springdale Farms in Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.springdalefarms.com/bakery.asp. It's what you'd call an upscale family farm stand lol; but ohhhh I remember those apple cider doughnuts in the wax paper bag. It's a trigger food for me, and I'm on Weight Watchers, so I have to stay away from them.

When I was little, we'd stop at Krispy Kreme on Route 1 in Langhorne on the way up to the business my dad owned, and it was like heaven for me then. Now they distribute them to Shop Rite supermarkets and I pick them up on the way to my brother's home which is ironically super-close to that old Krispy Kreme location.



If you get a chance stop by a Krispy Kreme store and if the RED light is on, that is an indicator that they are hot. Get a dozen and eat as many as you can instantly. Only problem with that is they tend to get bigger but they sure do taste great. Best I have ever had.

Paul E. smith
Knoxville, TN
jeffskal
Hamburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/27 03:51:36
Shayna's Mom, you're scaring me... first you talk about
Wolfie's Pennyland in Atlantic City (where I played and worked) on another thread about Hot Dogs, and now you happen to mention the first KK I'd ever been to, on Rte 1 in Langhorne PA just below the PA Tpke. My college roomate and I would drive up there (from Temple U. dorms) early on Saturday mornings and wait to meet my brother in front, then we'd drive to pick up fresh hot soft pretzels in Hatboro and drive to the Englishtown, NJ Farmer's Mkt. to sell 'em.

Funny thing is, we'd stare at that dripping, sugary, glazing machine and it didn't look good to us at ALL... now, I am a donut fan, raised on Dunkin's in Atlantic City (Bavarian Cream!) (also Mammy's, and Horn and Hardarts in Philly), etc.

We were never tempted to go into that KK, which my brother says is long gone.

Krispy Kremes are opening up here now in CA like crazy, but I don't know, they're not thrilling - people buy 'em by the box and bring them to work - sometimes I eat one, and remember... I keep remembering that glazing machine at 6am on Route 1...

Good donuts in CA: Yum Yum when they're fresh, Chinese donuts at Sam Wo's in SF Chinatown (thanks again to my brother for finding that place), and believe it or not, Miss Donuts, the little donut shop on Sherman Way (near Reseda Blvd.) in Reseda, CA that was used for the donut shop robbery scene (where Buck Swope (Don Cheadle) stops by in the middle of it) in the movie Boogie Nights.
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Originally posted by shaynas_mom

Howdy; saw the post about apple cider doughnuts and wanted to recommend Springdale Farms in Cherry Hill, NJ http://www.springdalefarms.com/bakery.asp. It's what you'd call an upscale family farm stand lol; but ohhhh I remember those apple cider doughnuts in the wax paper bag. It's a trigger food for me, and I'm on Weight Watchers, so I have to stay away from them.

When I was little, we'd stop at Krispy Kreme on Route 1 in Langhorne on the way up to the business my dad owned, and it was like heaven for me then. Now they distribute them to Shop Rite supermarkets and I pick them up on the way to my brother's home which is ironically super-close to that old Krispy Kreme location.

scbuzz
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/27 08:28:37
There is a Krispy Kreme near where I work and sometimes when we hear sirens from police cars, we joke that the red light must be on at the Krispy Kreme.



*Note* .... We mean it in a light-hearted way, we in no way mean to insult or degrade police officers.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/27 09:10:33
Great article in the USA today 5/27/03 regarding the growth of the donut industry. Although KK is growing fast with 70+ opening's this year, the article indicated that Drunken Donut was opening 300+. They mentioned some other chains that I was not aware of ie: "Tim Hortons". DD has 3,200 stores while KK has 218 and TH has 160 in the USA and 2000 in Canada

None of them claim to be a health food which should be obvious. Krispy Kreme claims its doughnuts have less calories than a bagel with cream cheese.

I did not realize that it was a 3.6 bil industry" />" />

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
jimtewell
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/28 15:36:44
If your ever in the Cleveland, OH area, look up JK Frost (formally called Jack Frost) donuts. The raised donuts literally melt in your mouth. If you ever have one of these donuts, you will think KK is garbage. My second favorite is Biagios in Lake county, OH.
JulesF
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/05/28 16:31:39
Sundancer--Was that DRUNKEN Donut? The best donuts I ever had were at either a Jolly Pirate or a Dunkin' Donut (on a trip through Akron, OH) and one was both jelly and creme filled, the other was a cocoa-creme filled, both dusted with powdered sugar (no icing-too cloying!) And to add to the Krispy Kreme debate: I love them (the glazed creme-filled), but there isn't much to choose from where I live (out in the country). They are AVAILABLE and happen to be way better than the ones from the local grocery stores' bakeries. The local donut shop in a nearby town was nasty last time I was there, the other local shop was better, but has closed. We do have Tim Horton's (which IS affiliated with Wendy's--here in Ohio they often have Wendy's and Tim Hortons in the same building.) I like Tim Horton's and my husband doesn't. I think perhaps our standards change based on availability. (Before I found KK's, I was satisfied with the others from the store bakery!) Here in the boonies, a chain supermarket carries Krispy Kremes in its bakery. You can buy them out of the donut case, or by the box. Don't think I've seen a KK Store. What choice do you have if you live more than 15 minutes from a highway interchange or 35 minutes from a large city? (Yes, I've tried making my own, but would rather drive elsewhere - but not 35 minutes! - to get one!) --JulesF
Cubs Fan
Junior Burger
RE: Local Donuts 'n' Coffee 2003/06/04 12:40:04

Lou's in Santa Clara is a small place in a strip mall off of San Tomeo Parkway, but you can't beat seeing and smelling the aroma of freshly cooked bread donuts.
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