National Donut Day

I’ve been looking forward to this day for quite some time. First, I cleared out my entire schedule. Without any commitments, I was able to dedicate the entire day to moving from shop to shop. Some were offering freebies which is marrying my two most favorite things: donuts and free stuff. Those were my top priority. I also made a stop at the hot-new place in town; I had been dying to try it.

As soon as I woke up, I popped out of bed like a kid on Christmas morning. “Donut day!” I shouted to myself in my head and across Twitter. I rushed out of the door within minutes.

First I went to Yoyo Donuts. First, they were offering free donuts and I wanted to get there before they were all out, and also, I won a free dozen donuts from them via Twitter so I wanted to give them some pay-back love.

There were slim pickings, so I just got one of the last ones that looked like a raised donut and got out of there. I didn’t want to hold up the line at all on such a busy day. Bonus: It has Oreos on it.

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Next I went to Bogart’s Doughnut* Co and it may have been one of my best donut experiences ever. There was a long line, but I was expecting that. The shop has only been open for a few weeks and I think that business has been crazy ever since. I’m always seeing pictures on Twitter of people standing in line, rain or shine.

After standing in line for only 5 minutes, the owner, Anne, came out and was all like “omg, I’m so sorry, we are new and today is just crazy busy! Here, come back another day and use this coupon for a free donut” and I was all like “hellz yes this is awesome” but also felt it was extremely unnecessary because the wait at Yoyo was just as long. I felt bad that she felt so bad, I think they are doing a great job there!

Anyway, I got in and purchased my donut and happily I was able to get a raised donut. They were selling them just as fast as they could make them and they said soon they’d be switching to cake, which everyone knows is the evil step-sister of donuts… Not only was it brown butter flavored, but it was hot. Oh, my, god. If I could have video-taped the experience without being hella-creepy I would have. It was warm, fresh and perfect like a Krispy Kreme donut, but 100x better because it was real and made with love and ahhh it was amazing. I didn’t even get a picture of it because once I pulled it out of the bag the complete donut fell into my mouth and I was in a food coma for a little bit. I guess I’ll just have to go back!

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