There are countless great doughnut shops all throughout New England, including some that are considered among the very best in the country. If you’re in the region and on the hunt for a fresh doughnut, these six shops should satiate your need.
Neil’s Donuts and Bake Shop (Connecticut)
Named one of Connecticut Magazine’s “Best of Connecticut 2017,” Neil’s Donuts and Bake Shop in Wallingford is as much a destination for doughnuts lovers from across the state as it is a local staple. Neil’s promises more than 30 varieties of freshly made doughnuts, including everything from chocolate sprinkles to jelly-filled. Be sure to grab a coffee when you stop in, and don’t forget to load up on Neil’s’ fresh breads and New York-style bagels.
For more than 50 years, Frosty’s has been Maine’s go-to for all things doughnut. Originating out of Brunswick, Frosty’s now boasts four locations throughout the state — including stores in Bath, Freeport and Gardiner — where customers can enjoy different, delicious takes on blueberry cake doughnuts. If you need your child’s next birthday party taken care of, Frosty’s will not only provide the doughnuts, but it will also host your group at one of its four shops.
Kane’s Donuts (Massachusetts)
If you’re willing to eat a few doughnuts without completely ruining your New Year’s resolution, Kane’s Donuts is able to provide. Kane’s Donuts has been bringing fresh doughnuts, hand-made with locally-sourced ingredients, to Saugus residents for more than 60 years. With its recent expansion into Boston through a second location, it stands to become even more beloved among Bostonians. If you haven’t experienced what The Travel Channel called “donut paradise,” there’s never been a better time to do so.
Klemm’s Bakery (New Hampshire)
Klemm’s Bakery in Windham provides just about everything you could possibly want from a bakery — from quiches and pizza to coffee cakes and cookies, all the way up to ornate wedding cakes. Though it is a proverbial jack of many trades, Klemm’s Bakery may as well be a master of the art of the doughnut. With more than 40 different varieties, Klemm’s doughnuts have helped it to earn multiple “Best of New Hampshire” awards from New Hampshire Magazine.
Knead Doughnuts (Rhode Island)
If you’re looking for the best doughnuts in Providence, you need to get to Knead. Open every day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Knead Doughnuts offers some unique choices, including a spiced chai doughnut, blood orange-glazed brioche doughnut and spiced pear fritters. If you’re downtown, Knead will deliver to your office from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday-Friday; on Saturdays and Sundays, Knead offers flourless options for those looking for a gluten-free option.
Cold Hollow Cider Mill® (Vermont)
One of the things Vermont is best known for is its fresh-pressed apple cider, and few places make it better than the Cold Hollow Cider Mill® in Waterbury. While its bakery doesn’t promise dozens of different doughnut varieties like some other places, Cold Hollow’s cider doughnuts are about as good as any you’ll ever have. Made fresh every day all year ‘round, the Cider Mill’s cider doughnuts can be bought by the dozen and delivered to your door via expedited shipping.
Grabbing a doughnut and a hot cup of coffee provides the chance to sit down and take things just a step slower on an otherwise busy day. At these and other fine doughnut shops in the New England region, you can go at your own pace and indulge yourself as much as you deserve.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.