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slides: New England’s Best Donuts

Friday, February 28, 2014


Glazed, Boston Cream, Jelly? Which donut best represents Massachusetts?

Restaurant ratings publication Zagat recently released 50 States, 50 Donuts, a list of each state's best donuts.  

The list, hand-picked by Zagat, includes some traditional favorites, and some unique interpretations of the fried pastry.


See which donuts best represent Massachusetts -- and the New England states -- in the slides below.


Related Slideshow: New England’s State Donuts

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Boston Cream Pie

Union Square Donuts

Somerville, MA

No stranger to accolades, Union Square Donuts was named #2 in Eater.com's 2013 list of 23 Hottest Doughnut Shops in America Right Now as well as Best Doughnut in Boston 2013 by Boston Magazine.

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Rhode Island

Jelly Sticks

Allie's Donuts

North Kingstown, RI

Described as "Almost too big to be a morning snack," Allie's jelly sticks are available with a variety of toppings including Coconut, Sugar and Donut Sugar. Founded in 1968 by Frederick 'Allie" Briggs, Allie's Donuts is still family owned to this day, and remains an Ocean State favorite. 

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Blueberry Donut

Congdon Family Restaurant and Bakery

Wells, ME

Established in 1945, this family-owned rstaurant has been a local--and tourist--favorite for generations. They have been featured on the Phantom Gourmet, and were voted one of America’s Best Doughnuts by Food & Wine Magazine in April 2012.

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Pumpkin Donut

Faddy's Donuts and Ice Cream

Windsor, CT

An Autumn treat that captures the essence of New England, Faddy's pumpkin donut is perfect for a dayof "leaf-peeping."  Faddy's, established in 2005 also features an array of New England treats, such as kettle corn and ice cream, all made on location. 

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New Hampshire

Fried Dough

Blink's Fry Doe

Hampton, NH

Located on Ocean Boulevard at New Hampshire's Hampton Beach, Blink's is a summertime favorite snack for locals and tourists alike.  Their unique style (elongated, rectangular) and numerous topping options set this fried dough apart from the competition. 

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Maple Donuts

Big Picture Cafe

Waitsfield, VT

Guild Fine Meats

Burlington, VT

When most people think Vermont, they aslo think maple syrup... and for good reason. Vermont produces more maple syrup than any other state -- by a large margin.  So, it makes perfect sense why the maple donut would be the choice pastry for the Green Mountain State. 


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