At first, I glazed over the artisan doughnut craze (see what I did there?) until a pastry chef friend of mine gifted me with a box of freshly-made doughnut delights. After one bite, I finally understood the trendy surge in popularity. Plus, it's hard not to like something so cute, colourful and circular! No one can be mad at a sprinkle.
When I moved to Boston, I heard through blogs and word-of-mouth about this cute doughnut shop called Blackbird Doughnuts in the South End. They are the only "artisanal doughnut shop in Boston that bakes on site using natural, organic and locally sourced ingredients." (hitting all the trendy checkmarks: artisanal, natural, organic, and local)
I got a chance to check it out when my friend Tasha was in town. It did NOT disappoint (even the coffee was delish, an unexpected bonus!) I opted for the Raspberry Dark Chocolate (YUMBO) and Tash got the Salted Toffee. When they run out, they run out, so it's best to go rather early in the day to get your pick o' the crop.
Food for Thought: I've seen it written "doughnut" and "donut" so I was curious to find out which one is grammatically correct. The dictionary-approved spelling is "doughnut" but when Dunkin Donuts became popular in America, the word became ubiquitous.