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Straight from the fryer to your mouth.
Straight from the fryer to your mouth.
Rebecca Zenefski

Six Hot Doughnut Shops You Need to Know Right Now

The hottest in holed fried goodness

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Straight from the fryer to your mouth.
| Rebecca Zenefski

The goodness of a great doughnut cannot be overstated. With every week, we seem to get even better doughnut news. From new spots opening, to established restaurants getting in on the goodness.  These are the homes of fried dough that has us flocking to get a half dozen right now.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Glam Doll Donuts

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2605 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 345-7064
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A collective cheer could be heard last week when Glam Doll announced its second more central location in Northeast Minneapolis. The new spot, which should open at the end of the year, will offer beer, wine and an expanded brunch menu. Until then, we'll join the crowds at the original Eat Street location.

2. A Piece of Cake Mini Doughnuts

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It's a food truck that dispenses tiny, artisan doughnuts drizzled with unique toppings. Choose from a baggie of minis covered in a choice of sugar blends, or a Drizzle (a creative line-up of gooey boats of pillowy rings topped with funky flavors like Sriracha honey, peanuts and powdered sugar). Look for the truck at its regular stops in Landmark Center on Wednesdays, at Mears Park on Thursdays, or Rice Park on Fridays.

3. Hi-Lo Diner

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4020 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406
The 1957 Fodero Diner was transported from Pennsylvania to Minneapolis and quickly became the hottest thing in town. Patrons have been willing to wait, sometimes up to an hour, for a seat in the gleaming diner or sun streaked patio. While not technically doughnuts (the menu states “like a donut, but not a donut”,) the restaurant’s specialty- the Hi-Tops- are indulgent fried dough rounds topped with either sweet or savory goodness like braised Korean short rib in the Yum Yum Yum or baked apples, sea salt caramel and creme fraiche in the Minneapolis Bliss.
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4. Mucci's

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786 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 330-2245
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Chef Chris Uhrich bakes up quirky, delightful creations on the weekends, available from 8 a.m. until they are gone. Often, that is well before noon. Flavors change constantly but recent offerings have included caramel pecan sticky bun doughnut, salted caramel pretzel doughnut and a coffee creme crûlée doughnut. Pick up a frozen lasagna and pizza Montanara for home and you are set for the weekend.

5. Bogart's Doughnut Co.

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904 W 36th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 259-7519
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We shouldn’t have to say much more than “Nutella-filled,” but we will. What began as a modest stand in the Kingfield farmers’ market has blossomed into a store-front in South Minneapolis and a kiosk in the Crystal Court at IDS Center Downtown Minneapolis. Bogart’s has quickly become the standard bearer on my-turn-to-bring-treats-to-the-office-day. They also has a handy dandy pre-order page on their web site for when you simply can not be held accountable for decisions made before 9 a.m.

6. taste of love bakery- Marshall Ave

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2042 Marshall Ave
St Paul, MN 55104
This sweet little bakery is the second outpost from these masters of the confections (the original spot is on Dodd Road in West St. Paul.) The adorable cases are filled with doughnuts (and cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and cinnamon rolls) every morning and just happens to be located right by Kopplin's Coffee. It's a match made in sugar rush heaven.
A Taste of Love

1. Glam Doll Donuts

2605 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
A collective cheer could be heard last week when Glam Doll announced its second more central location in Northeast Minneapolis. The new spot, which should open at the end of the year, will offer beer, wine and an expanded brunch menu. Until then, we'll join the crowds at the original Eat Street location.
2605 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

2. A Piece of Cake Mini Doughnuts

Saint Paul, MN
It's a food truck that dispenses tiny, artisan doughnuts drizzled with unique toppings. Choose from a baggie of minis covered in a choice of sugar blends, or a Drizzle (a creative line-up of gooey boats of pillowy rings topped with funky flavors like Sriracha honey, peanuts and powdered sugar). Look for the truck at its regular stops in Landmark Center on Wednesdays, at Mears Park on Thursdays, or Rice Park on Fridays.

3. Hi-Lo Diner

4020 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Amber Procaccini
The 1957 Fodero Diner was transported from Pennsylvania to Minneapolis and quickly became the hottest thing in town. Patrons have been willing to wait, sometimes up to an hour, for a seat in the gleaming diner or sun streaked patio. While not technically doughnuts (the menu states “like a donut, but not a donut”,) the restaurant’s specialty- the Hi-Tops- are indulgent fried dough rounds topped with either sweet or savory goodness like braised Korean short rib in the Yum Yum Yum or baked apples, sea salt caramel and creme fraiche in the Minneapolis Bliss.
4020 E Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55406

4. Mucci's

786 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Chef Chris Uhrich bakes up quirky, delightful creations on the weekends, available from 8 a.m. until they are gone. Often, that is well before noon. Flavors change constantly but recent offerings have included caramel pecan sticky bun doughnut, salted caramel pretzel doughnut and a coffee creme crûlée doughnut. Pick up a frozen lasagna and pizza Montanara for home and you are set for the weekend.
786 Randolph Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55102

5. Bogart's Doughnut Co.

904 W 36th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
We shouldn’t have to say much more than “Nutella-filled,” but we will. What began as a modest stand in the Kingfield farmers’ market has blossomed into a store-front in South Minneapolis and a kiosk in the Crystal Court at IDS Center Downtown Minneapolis. Bogart’s has quickly become the standard bearer on my-turn-to-bring-treats-to-the-office-day. They also has a handy dandy pre-order page on their web site for when you simply can not be held accountable for decisions made before 9 a.m.
904 W 36th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408

6. taste of love bakery- Marshall Ave

2042 Marshall Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
A Taste of Love
This sweet little bakery is the second outpost from these masters of the confections (the original spot is on Dodd Road in West St. Paul.) The adorable cases are filled with doughnuts (and cookies, cupcakes, cake pops and cinnamon rolls) every morning and just happens to be located right by Kopplin's Coffee. It's a match made in sugar rush heaven.
2042 Marshall Ave
St Paul, MN 55104

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