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Marie's Do-Nut Shop

2950 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA -
Posted By Erika Gasser & Jon Barber on 10/31/2007 4:06:00 PM
As new California residents, we have been pleased to discover that old, independent donut shops appear to thrive and even to dominate the local donut scene. Of those we’ve tried, Mari's Do-Nut Shop is a standout.

Do not expect to sit and savor your donuts on the spot--there is no seating and only one window at which you place your order. At peak times the line, filled with students and commuters, stretches along the windows that overlook the donuts piled up inside. Marie’s is truly designed to provide a quick stop for the morning (or late-night) donut fix.

On a recent visit, two sorts of donuts stood out from the rest: the cream–filled donut and the apple fritter. The cream-filled donut is a raised, glazed donut, cut in half and filled with real whipped cream. The cream tasted fresh and rich, without being too sweet, offering a subtle balance to the glazed donut base. The apple fritter was addictively crunchy, light and not greasy. Paired with coffee, these very fresh donuts are a great way to start the day.

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The cream-filled donut is a wonderful combination of airy light cake and densely rich cream. The coffee roll pictured here wasn't too shabby, either.
"The cream-filled donut is a wonderful combination of airy light cake and densely rich cream. The coffee roll pictured here wasn't too shabby, either."
Erika Gasser & Jon Barber





We liked that the custard n the Boston cream doughnut wasn't cloyingly sweet..
"We liked that the custard n the Boston cream doughnut wasn't cloyingly sweet.."
Cliff Strutz


If you judge a doughnut shop by the quality of their cake doughnut, you won't be disappointed.
"If you judge a doughnut shop by the quality of their cake doughnut, you won't be disappointed."
Cliff Strutz


Marie's has tray after tray of great looking doughnuts, which makes ordering a difficult task.
"Marie's has tray after tray of great looking doughnuts, which makes ordering a difficult task."
Cliff Strutz


This apple fritter combines a delectably crunchy exterior with creamy, appley insides. Truly a surprisingly delicious donut.
"This apple fritter combines a delectably crunchy exterior with creamy, appley insides. Truly a surprisingly delicious donut."
Erika Gasser & Jon Barber


One dozen delicious donuts (minus some we liberated).
"One dozen delicious donuts (minus some we liberated)."
Erika Gasser & Jon Barber


Marie's do-nut shop, in all of its minimalist glory.
"Marie's do-nut shop, in all of its minimalist glory."
Erika Gasser & Jon Barber


Marie's is walk up only.  They were very friendly and patiently answered all of my questions.
"Marie's is walk up only. They were very friendly and patiently answered all of my questions."
Cliff Strutz



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