Weekend Indulgence: Doughnuts

Doughnuts are a great weekend treat.

Weekends are a great time for breakfast and baked goods. Most people have more time on weekends to indulge in and enjoy breakfast foods that are probably calorie-packed and filled with saturated fats.

But that’s what makes brunches and breakfast pastries such a treat. Chocolate croissants and danishes wouldn’t taste nearly as great if they were an everyday occurrence. And if you do try to make it a habit, your arteries and your doctor may not be too pleased.

Doughnuts are one of those indulgent baked goods that, when made right, can be a breakfast almost entirely on their own. While chains like Dunkin’ Donuts might be the first thought, local doughnut shops are almost always better and definitely fresher.

More than 100 people from across the country responded to a New York Times blog post asking readers what their ideal doughnut was, and where it could be found.

An article in the Times mentions a few great New York doughnut shops, and the author claims that:

With a clutch of enterprising shops opening in the last few months, New York is living through a… flowering in the doughnut arts.

An accompanying slideshow lets readers take a visual tour through the shops mentioned in the article.

Last week the Seattle Times gave their list of Top 5 Doughnuts in the city, and the Boston Globe posted a slideshow of 17 independent doughnut shops in Boston and the surrounding towns.

But the Globe missed one of my favorites: Mike’s Donuts, which has two locations. The one closest to me is on Mission Hill. I’ve only been there once, but in addition to a breakfast and sandwich menu, they have the biggest doughnuts I’ve ever seen.

Photo (cc) by roboppy under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.

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