There is no doubt that Bostonians love doughnuts. After all, there’s a Dunkin’ Donuts on every other block. The city even has a doughnut named after it (Boston Creme, anyone?). I mean, who can blame them? There’s something special about that fluffy, sugary, fried dough. I am not from Boston, but I’m in no way above the temptation of fried dough goodness. When Krispy Kreme closed all its stores in Hong Kong overnight ten years ago, a part of me was taken away… Since then I go on a doughnut hunt whenever I’m out of town, independent joints or big chains, I visit them piously, almost like pilgrims.
These local doughnut places in Boston have survived the turf wars with Dunkin’ Donuts, many supported for years by a fiercely loyal clientele… and it’s not hard to tell why!
Union Square Donuts
20 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143
Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch is a real show stealer
90 Oliver St, Two International Pl, Boston, MA 02110
Great selection of fancy donuts. Go for glazed and creme brûlée if you’re committed to an ultimate sweet tooth experience.
501 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Highlight is definitely the inviting neon sign!
South End, 492 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
We all need a confetti doughnut from time to time to celebrate life!
Red Apple Farm
100 Hanover St, The Boston Public Market, Bostom, MA 02108
An apple a day keeps the doctor away…
So, why not eat your apple in donuts form?
12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA 02210
Not really a doughnut shop, but the bakery’s renowned sticky sticky bun, especially when fresh out of the oven, mimics the flavours of a doughnut.