Mmmm, Doughnuts!

Mmmm, Doughnuts!

Everyone loves a fresh, delicious donut. With major chains like Krispy Kreme and Duncan Donuts on the rise, it’s easy to forget about some of the amazing Queen City bakeries and shops that make their donuts from scratch, in-house each day.

Some of our favorite local donut spots are:

Your Mom’s Donuts – Matthews
Gourmet donuts handcrafted using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Some of their most popular flavors include:

  • Chevre glaze, candied walnuts with rosemary and balsamic reduction drizzle
  • Sweet potato cheesecake
  • Browned butter cinnamon banana
  • Chocolate ganache

Carolina Doughnuts – Charlotte Regional Farmers Market
Uniquely hand made, delicious rise, cake and specialty doughnuts such as:

  • Blueberry Glazed
  • Glazes Chocolate Cake
  • Maple Bar
  • Chocolate Coconut

Joe’s Doughs – NoDa
Handcrafted artisanal donuts with favorite flavors rotating weekly, like:

  • Pretzel Caramel Crunch
  • Chocolate Sea Salted Caramel
  • Pumpkin Chai Latte
  • Chocolate with Sprinkles

Duck Donuts – Kenilworth Commons
Start with a coating on your donut such as maple icing or cinnamon sugar and if you like add on from there…with toppings like bacon, Oreos and sprinkles and choose a drizzle such as hot fudge, blackberry or salted caramel.

Sugar Donuts – Ballantyne
Serving up handmade gourmet donuts with choices like:

  • Southern Banana Pudding Donut topped with a homemade Vanilla Wafer and premium white chocolate
  • Samoa Donut drizzled with Valrhona chocolate and homemade caramel then dusted with toasted coconut
  • King Cake Donut with traditional Marti Gras colored sugar (and a baby)
  • Maple Bacon Donut with maple syrup glaze, topped with thick hickory smoked bacon

Rise Biscuits & Donuts – Ballantyne Town Center
Serving up an assortment of old school, new school and specialty donuts with interesting and unusual flavors like:

  • Pineapple Basil
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Crème Brulee
  • Butterfinger
When not working behind the scenes at Restaurant Traffic, you can find this local foodie guru out and about enjoying the Charlotte restaurant scene with close friends and family.

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