Best Donut Shops in America (Forgive Me)
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DENVER, CO - GLAZED AND CONFUSED
WHAT YOU'RE GETTING: Root Beer Float
For the past year and a half, the G&C guys have been selling their handmade donuts at local coffee shops and luring Denver's farmer's market shoppers away from the fresh veggies to their table full of sin. Now they're months away from opening their first shop in town, which should pack 'em in thanks to selections like the Root Beer Float (vanilla custard filling, root beer glaze), the Confuzed Car Bomb (Baileys custard filling, Guinness glaze, sprinkles), and the off-the-wall Peach Caramel Corn (peach caramel glaze, white cheddar popcorn topping).
LAS VEGAS, NV
WHAT YOU'RE GETTING: Fat Elvis
A former Krispy Kreme franchisee decided to build his own version of donut paradise in Las Vegas, with a shop that's open 24/7 like many of the nearby casinos. Frying up both old-school classics and new-school donuts like the Fat Elvis (peanut butter-banana filling, chocolate icing, caramelized banana) and the Date with a Nutty Pig (date-balsamic reduction filling with dates, almonds, blue cheese, bacon, and balsamic glaze on top), they're giving Sin City plenty more reasons to be gluttonous.
I had no idea there were so many gourmet donut places in America!
You guys are funny. Voodoo Donuts, Seattle wins hands down over any of those listed. The goto choice? Maple Bacon bar. Even if you don't like Maple, it still is the one.
More importantly, what donut shops need to realize to become wildly successful is, they need those exotic, unique donuts, but they also need plain old theme-glazed donuts, like baseball glazed, basketball glazed, football-glazed, etc donuts. Any parent who is in charge of team snacks knows kids love them, parents love them and parents are willing to pay 2-3x for semi-custom glazed, sports team themed donuts when its their turn.
Can't disagree with you. You and Golden Tate share an affinity for maple bars, but he preferred Top Pot when he was with the Mariners. http://seattletimes.com/html/seahawks/2012061824_hawk09.html
I had no idea there were sports themed donuts! All I know about are baseball hot dogs, like Dodger Dogs.