Our day is here. Though we really wish it was more of a weeklong celebration, as it turns out National Doughnut Day isn’t just some made up holiday created by some evil doughnut conglomerate to spike sales. Go figure, right.
The holiday was actually created in 1938 by The Salvation Army to honor members who served doughnuts to the soldiers during World War I, as well as to fundraise for charity.
And in our forever efforts of making it super easy for you to find and scarf down amazing doughnuts, we've compiled every doughnut a Local has ever loved. It's a tough job but someone has got to do it.
Happy National Donut Day!!!🎉I'm a donut enthusiast and one of my favorite places to enjoy some fried, dough-y goodness is at Lil's Cafe in Kittery, Maine! A beautiful 15 minute walk over the Memorial Bridge from Portsmouth, @lilskittery offers amazing coffee from @tandemcoffeeroasters and delicious food! This photo is of their famous cruller - us seacoasters go absolutely crazy for them!!! They rotate flavors on the daily - this is their classic flavor...yummy! XO @seacoastlately #localxportsmouthnh #outwithlocals #lilscafe #kitterymaine #portsmouthnh
The new kid in town - @hi_lo_diner (literally a week old) is killing it with their fun retro location and unique menu items. Their "high top" (fried dough with sweet or savory ingredients) creations are LITERALLY OMG I JUST CANT EVEN HANDLE. Jk, but I instantly fell in love with the "Minneapple Bliss" which consisted of fried dough, whipped cream, apple pie filling and pecans. *all of the heart eyed emojis* I definitely recommend checking this place out whether your just hanging out with friends or going out with the family! #localxminneapolis #outwithlocals 📸 @onasugardiet
Hey everyone! I've had an awesome week showing you all around my favorite spots in Providence. I'm going to end on something that I am personally so excited about for this city: @pvdonuts! As diverse and exciting as this city might be, we've been lacking on the donut front for quite some time. Starting this spring, @pvdonuts will be taking orders and popping up around Rhode Island at events like Meet Your Maker at @hopemain (where you can discover tons of awesome RI vendors and learn about their products). Be sure to follow @pvdonuts for menu updates and info, and stay on the lookout for insanely good donuts with flavors like pineapple coconut and maple whiskey peanut 😭👍🏻 Thanks again for following along this week while I told my story of why I love this little city so much. If you happen to be visiting Providence in the future, don't hesitate to drop me a line! Happy Sunday everyone, @christophermongeau signing off for now. #outwithlocals #localxProvidence
Good morning @withthelocals family! Happy Friday and welcome to the weekend. Today we're making a trip over to historic Barracks Row, home of The Marine Barracks. During the summer on Friday nights, you can take in a show of military drill and marching band on the parade field inside the Marine Barracks. This morning we're headed to @dcdoughnut - a small donut shop that was founded right here in DC. If you find yourself strolling around Capitol Hill, be sure to make your way here to snag a donut and a cup of coffee from local coffee company @compasscoffeedc. - @carlnard | #localxDC #outwithlocals
Yesterday for breakfast I (@eeberger ) took you to one of Detroit's fairly new spots. This morning I'd like to introduce you to a morning spot thats been churning out donuts for 69 years! Here you will find the classics like long johns, nutty, glazed, custard and more that have been served on Woodward Avenue since 1947. This is a serious favorite of mine. #localxdetroit #outwithlocals
Did you think we would go a week without talking donuts? We would never do that to you. The common theme with Erie favorites... simple foods done right. Unlike a lot of places, Mighty Fine isn't trying to reinvent the donut. So you're not going to find anything flavored with lavender or hibiscus... or any other plant for that matter. But you will have the very very very best classic donut. And I say opt for the dozen, Sundays are best spent in a sugar coma. @campwilson #outwithlocals #LocalxErie #mightyfinedonuts #EriePA #eriegram
Happy Monday! We're so excited to be here for the week sharing our favorite spots in Rochester! We thought it would be best to start the week off with our favorite donuts from Ridge Donut Cafe. They have so many options and they are all incredible. Believe us, we've done our research. 😉 - @themerrythought #localxrochester #outwithlocals #seekmoments #ridgedonutcafe
I hope you all don't mind all of these food recs, cause I have a few more to share. ;) This is from @bogartsdoughnuts ... another must visit in Minneapolis! The designer in me loves their branding and gets giddy at the minimal space with pops of bright red. Plus, donuts. 🍩 - @imbreannarose #outwithlocals #LocalxMinneapolis
Good morning! These are delicious specialty donuts from @jaramsdonuts up in north Dallas. I love the maple glazed bacon one the best! I first found them on July 4th of last year when they were selling Independence Day themed donuts. They're so talented! - @karen.lao #dallas #outwithlocals #localxDallas
I mean, we may as well keep the #allcarbdiet going all day, right? These adorable and delectable treats are from Tastease, another hidden gem right around the corner from my apartment. It's a small mom and pop restaurant that also serves breakfast and lunch, but let's be honest...who wants a real meal when you can get an assortment of mini donuts like this. -- They don't have a website, and you have to call ahead in December for your donut orders, but I promise, you won't be disappointed. --@anaiseprince #outwithlocals #hartfordhasit #hartford #tastease #cteats #localxhartford
Basically this whole week in LA...
Nickel Diner has the absolute best Strawberry Crumb Donut and we'd like you to just IMAGINE how many donuts we've eaten in LA in order to make that kind of wild assertion (you don't own a Donut Costume if you're not a seasoned Donut Dancer, if ya catch our drift). We're actually waiting for you in this very photo. It's cool if you're late but like, text and let us know how long you'll be, because the maple bacon donut is ALSO calling our name, as is the custard cream-filled Irish Car Bomb Donut... *drools onto otherwise pristine Donut Costume as a plate of donuts gets placed on the table next to us* #outwithlocals #localxLA #nickeldiner #losangeles #donuts #diner words by @flamelikeme photo by @michellealexis
As donut connoisseurs (Michelle & I have been on the Donut Beat for @ordinarygirlLA for about a year now), we've sussed out the best apple fritters within Los Angeles city limits so that you don't have to waste time on sub-par dough. I know, I know. Philanthropists usually aren't this pretty. I know. Bob's Donuts at the farmers market at The Grove is one of the most touristy spots but also has bar none the best, crispiest, appliest, carameliest fritters in town. They are baked often and when caught just out of the oven, chubby cherubs appear out of nowhere to hold you close. It's a magic fritter, people. So magic that once, we forgot to bring cash and the woman behind us in line paid for our fritter BECAUSE SHE GETS IT*. *MAGIC #outwithlocals #la #losangeles @michellealexis @flamelikeme #localxLA
Hi! We're Michelle (@michellealexis) & Kira (@flamelikeme) and we love donuts. We love that Los Angeles is chockablock with donut shops, as far as the sunglass'd eye can see. There are donut holes LITERALLY FLOATING in the ocean out here. Or maybe those are fish, who knows? Too cold in there to find out. We donned this donut costume to acquire our favorite Little Tokyo treat, the JAPANESE DONUT, if you will: MOCHI #outwithlocals #localxLA
One of my favourite things to pick up at the 104st farmer's market on Saturdays in Edmonton is a box of @moonshinedoughnuts. They have some amazing allergy friendly options, too, which makes this gluten free gal happy, indeed. They're a delicious local product. xo @carmynjoy #outwithlocals #edmonton #yeg #moonshinedoughnuts #localxedmonton
hey all! this will be my last post. sad. but...i am leaving you with this awesome donut rec. this little pinky is from @thevillagebakeryandcafe! it's a fun little cafe that has the best hangover food. if you have any questions about #losangeles, just shoot me a direct message! thanks for having me! @christinawinkelmann #outwithlocals #localxLA