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Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 10, 2021 11:05AM
The KK thread had me thinking that we are lucky (depending on one's health profile) to have so many independent shops and bakeries. The KK that opened here in the 90s went out of business after a few years.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 10, 2021 11:09AM
We have several very good local doughnut shops, or bakeries that make good doughnuts and pasteries.
We can barely buy decent BREAD for love or money, but, junk food we have in abundance.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 10, 2021 11:11AM
Don's Donuts and Julie's Java were next door to each other. They merged and became Doolie's Kitchen. They've lasted longer than any chain donut shops around here.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: stephen
Date: February 10, 2021 11:17AM
Yes, Hero Doughnuts started in BHM and has expanded to Atlanta. Brioche-style.

Daylight Donuts in BHM (chain? not sure) and Sublime Donuts in ATL also rock.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 10, 2021 11:19AM
We have one in Flint that's been around since '62. Donna's Doughnuts are the best IMO. [www.onlyinyourstate.com]

My sister always has a baker's dozen box in hand when she visits. It's about hundred miles from my residence, so it's always a big treat for me.

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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 10, 2021 11:23AM
They opened a Krispy Kreme here in Little Rock (near a Heart Hospital, of all places) and it was immensely popular and always crowded and it lasted maybe two years. A Dunkin' Donuts down the street from it also went out of business (it's now a Starbucks).

We have a few locally-owned shops that are local chains (not one-offs) that are pretty good for the occasional donut.

Back in New Orleans, nothing beat Tastee for donuts (well, at least after McKenzie's Bakery shut down).

Never did like Krispy Kreme, and Dunkin Donuts are not good, IMO. YMMV.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: JPK
Date: February 10, 2021 11:28AM
We have an amazing new donut emporium called Stan's, but Dunkin is well entrenched here in the Chicago area. There are a handful of local shops, but they are slowly fading away.

They are great, but at $20/doz for basics or $30/doz for fancy donuts - it is not an regular purchase.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Schpark
Date: February 10, 2021 11:30AM
Yep, Heights Bakery in Columbia Heights, MN. 60 years and 4 generations of family. Damn, now I have to go get some.....
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: rz
Date: February 10, 2021 11:30AM
We have a few, but I haven't gone to any of them. I hate KK, but I do like DD.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 10, 2021 11:35AM
......most guys love....double Ds........



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 10, 2021 11:43AM
Yes, it's even in close walking distance, but I've never been there.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Z
Date: February 10, 2021 11:44AM
Locals to Anchorage:
Dinos Donuts
Golden Donuts
Wiki WIki Hawaiian Donuts

Probably a few others. Plus the grocery stores, a KK or two, etc.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 10, 2021 11:54AM
....Twin Donuts.......closed/out of business due to COVID....



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: February 10, 2021 12:04PM
We had two locally owned donut shops that derived from one family. A few years ago, they merged back into one and have been very successful. They have a central bakery and truck fresh donuts to their stores every morning. On the weekends, the stores using close a little after 10AM as they're sold out.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: February 10, 2021 12:07PM
Adams Donuts here in Greenfield, been around for decades. The ownership just recently changed from what I can tell, they closed back in July, and new owners opened the shop back up in November. Will have to check them out at some point, there had been a small decrease in quality the previous ownership change, will have to see how well the original recipes transferred.

They are only open in the morning, make the donuts fresh early and close at 12:30. They also make and server breakfast sandwiches.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Ca Bob
Date: February 10, 2021 12:14PM
Acacia bakery in San Pedro, CA at 235 S. Pacific Ave

We also have sandwich shops like Busy Bee
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 10, 2021 12:15PM
I'll keep that in mind next time I'm in Greenfield. But generally we stop at the Wagon Wheel, and their doughnuts are decent.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: d4
Date: February 10, 2021 12:29PM
Unless they have a seriously high turnover rate those "local" donuts have been sitting there getting cold. Boooo.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 10, 2021 12:30PM
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It is what it is.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 10, 2021 12:32PM
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Ca Bob
Acacia bakery in San Pedro, CA at 235 S. Pacific Ave

We also have sandwich shops like Busy Bee

There's also Granny's Donuts on Western and Summerland.

I keep forgetting we're Pedro neighbors. When this whole COVID thing is behind us, we should get together for a beer.



It is what it is.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 10, 2021 12:39PM
......don't make much.......dough.......



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: RecipeForDisaster
Date: February 10, 2021 12:51PM
We have a few really good ones... one is unpretentious and inexpensive. It’s also delicious and my favorite. In CT not too far away, there’s a very pretentious and a moderately pretentious one. The donuts are good, if you can get them. In Providence it’s the same deal. I haven’t bothered with theirs for the most part. I file that under "don’t do me a favor ". We are supposed to go to a great sounding place in Boston next week when we’re there anyway.

We had a KK for a couple of years - it was incredible when the donuts were hot (only), and super popular, then gone. I don’t bother with DD.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: February 10, 2021 01:02PM
Yes, this one is very popular in Gainesville, FL, and are pretty much the only doughnuts I eat:
[www.halopotatodonuts.com]
They have a shop and also a couple of food truck locations.

There is also a shop called Daylight Donuts that I don't think is a chain.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 10, 2021 01:09PM
Yeah, there's a local one near me that literally put a Dunkin' Donuts that went up right next to it out of business. Pretty cool.

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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: February 10, 2021 01:40PM
Best donuts in this town are homemade by my 82 year old Dad. His recipe is from the McCalls 1963 cookbook.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 10, 2021 01:48PM
There is a good donut shop, but donuts is it as far bakeries go. My mom grew up in a family owned German bakery and I learned that the simple things are best - a well made cake donut or frycake as he calls them) is perfection. If I want fancy pastry, I'll get an Apple Fritter. No one around y area can make a crusty loaf of bread to save themselves.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: February 10, 2021 01:54PM
We have several. My favorite name is Hello Sugar.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 10, 2021 02:39PM
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Lemon Drop
Best donuts in this town are homemade by my 82 year old Dad. His recipe is from the McCalls 1963 cookbook.

I collect Americana cookbooks, I'll have to look out for that one (and check, perhaps I already own it).
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 10, 2021 03:00PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Ca Bob
Acacia bakery in San Pedro, CA at 235 S. Pacific Ave

We also have sandwich shops like Busy Bee

There's also Granny's Donuts on Western and Summerland.

I keep forgetting we're Pedro neighbors. When this whole COVID thing is behind us, we should get together for a beer.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 10, 2021 03:12PM
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JPK
We have an amazing new donut emporium called Stan's, but Dunkin is well entrenched here in the Chicago area. There are a handful of local shops, but they are slowly fading away.

They are great, but at $20/doz for basics or $30/doz for fancy donuts - it is not an regular purchase.



[stansdonuts.com]

JPK

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THE original Stans was in Los Angeles. Westwood by UCLA. It just closed unfortunately after 57 years.


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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 10, 2021 03:25PM
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JPK
We have an amazing new donut emporium called Stan's, but Dunkin is well entrenched here in the Chicago area. There are a handful of local shops, but they are slowly fading away.

They are great, but at $20/doz for basics or $30/doz for fancy donuts - it is not an regular purchase.

JPK

Up until the current pandemic started to take hold, we had a more original Stan's Donuts in the Westwood Village shadow of UCLA's main campus. Fabulous, famous, and many, if not most, would say iconic, until Stan decided it was time to retire after 55 years (mostly due to Covid). Thankfully, the UCLA/Westwood donut void was promptly taken over by Primo's, an even older donut entrepreneur, whose long-time donut home has been just a few miles down the road from the UCLA campus (and perhaps not-so-coincidentally, walking distance from UCLA Married Student Housing).

Around L.A. we have quite a few excellent M&P donut options. I'm not a big donut person, though spousal unit is a true donut aficionado; but I was always a fan of our Stan's (R.I.P. 2020). OTOH, the other human was/is big on Primo's. She also likes Randy's, Bob's, DK's, Sunshine's among other M&P donutteries. Most road trips can be counted on to include at least one tasting at the highest rated local M&P donut shop.

According to Mrs. Buzz, if/when a M&P donut shop delivers a stellar incarnation of any one of her faves, it's on her list; even if their other offerings do not reach the same taste-bud-tingling heights.












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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 10, 2021 04:45PM
Grandparents sold a dozen for less than a quarter.





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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Cary
Date: February 10, 2021 06:03PM
As a New Yorker who lived in LA for eight years, and have traveled extensively for business, I have to say that Buzz is spot on. There are a ton of great M&P donut shops in LA. By far the greatest volume of donut shops in any city I've spent time in.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 10, 2021 06:05PM
Zero in my town...it's Safeway bakery or SaveMart bakery. Sad.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 10, 2021 06:40PM
One in the next town over has been there for 50 years. Cash only business. The founder passed away last year. Still going strong. In my town ? Dunkin’ has the hegemony.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 10, 2021 07:01PM
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Markintosh
Zero in my town...it's Safeway bakery or SaveMart bakery. Sad.

But at least y'all still have Jimboy's Tacos....


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Posted by: Markintosh
Date: February 10, 2021 07:54PM
Well if I'm driving to Reno, then there is the amazing Doughboy Donuts

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Markintosh
Zero in my town...it's Safeway bakery or SaveMart bakery. Sad.

But at least y'all still have Jimboy's Tacos....


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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 10, 2021 08:28PM
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Cary
As a New Yorker who lived in LA for eight years, and have traveled extensively for business, I have to say that Buzz is spot on. There are a ton of great M&P donut shops in LA. By far the greatest volume of donut shops in any city I've spent time in.

Ive read somewhere a long time ago that L.A. is the donut and independent burger capitol of the earth.
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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 10, 2021 08:29PM
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Buzz
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Markintosh
Zero in my town...it's Safeway bakery or SaveMart bakery. Sad.

But at least y'all still have Jimboy's Tacos....


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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 10, 2021 08:36PM
I'm not the most reliable person to ask about gourmet flavors since my half of my taste buds died off in my late 30's. The local Fred Meyer has good donuts, even the 'day old' dozen random clearance boxes that get put out at 7 pm are still decent. The top rated local shops are too far to walk but close enough that the car doesn't get warmed up for a single stop trip.



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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: February 10, 2021 08:53PM
We have a Country Donutz that pretty much puts KK to shame.

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Re: Do folks have local owned doughnut shops nearby?
Posted by: Cary
Date: February 11, 2021 07:42PM
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Cary
As a New Yorker who lived in LA for eight years, and have traveled extensively for business, I have to say that Buzz is spot on. There are a ton of great M&P donut shops in LA. By far the greatest volume of donut shops in any city I've spent time in.

Ive read somewhere a long time ago that L.A. is the donut and independent burger capitol of the earth.

I would have to agree with that assertion.
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Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 11, 2021 08:09PM
Shipley's Do-nuts in a local chain here. But I'm not a fan. Too dough-y!


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