Phantom Gourmet: Great 8 Donuts

Nothing makes Phantom go nuts more than do-nuts. Frosted, sprinkled, and stuffed with sweet filling, these are the 8 Greatest places Phantom has found.

Blackbird Donuts
South End

Blackbird Donuts in Boston’s South End is a boutique donut shop makes artisan treats throughout the day so they’re always super fresh. The flavors are ever changing, much to the delight of their diehard fans. You can find anything from the simple and sweet Vanilla Glazed, to over-the-top flavors like Sweet and Salty Toffee and even Pepperoni Pizza.

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The Holy Donut
Portland, ME

At The Holy Donut in Portland, customers line up every day because their deep-fried beauties are unlike anything you have ever experienced. Each delicious, gourmet donut is made with a mashed potato base, and they’re available in fun flavors like Coffee Brandy, savory Bacon and Cheddar, and for all you chocolate lovers – Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt.

“It’s a totally regular donut. Tastes exactly the same. You just bite it and you think, ‘Why is this so good?’ Its just a secret ingredient.

Eli’s Kitchen
Warren, RI

Eli’s Kitchen in Warren, Rhode Island, is a small spot serving inventive fare for both lunch and dinner. But it’s their weekend brunch when the kitchen likes to get crazy, serving ever changing Brioche Donuts, topped with anything from Blueberry and Graham Cracker, to Coffee Ice Cream and Chocolate Ganache.

Union Square Donuts
Somerville, Brookline, Boston

Union Square Donuts can be found at their flagship store in Somerville, their new location in Brookline and at an outpost inside The Boston Public Market. These sweet treats are as fresh as they get – all hand made in small batches. They come in unique flavors like the decadent Maple Bacon Donut, dipped in a sweet maple glaze and garnished with big chunks of bacon.

Half Baked
Beverly

At Half Baked in Beverly Farms, they’re making dozens of gourmet creations a day. This fun bakery and cafe serves some intensely-flavored donuts like Bacon Maple, or owner Kelly Mackin’s go to, the Salted Toffee Donut, which tastes a lot like a soft pretzel.

Good Day Café
North Andover

The Good Day Cafe in North Andover is a casual spot that takes breakfast decadence to a new level with their creation known as the Maple Bacon Donut Muffin. It’s a donut batter, baked into a muffin, then topped with housemade maple frosting and crispy bacon.

The Palm
Boston

The Palm in Boston may not be the first place you think of when it comes to donuts, but their donut dessert is a must have after you’ve downed one of their signature steaks. Served by the bag, each one
of these beauties comes out piping hot, with raspberry and chocolate sauce for dipping. A warning: one order is never enough.

Sweet Kitchen + Bar
Worcester

Sweet Kitchen + Bar in Worcester has a menu focused exclusively on globally inspired appetizers, and gorgeously inventive desserts. That includes an amped up version of a donut they call a Dossant. It’s part donut, part croissant, stuffed with dark chocolate and deep fried.

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