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8. Doughnuts

by in Mar 2008
8. Doughnuts
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Butler’s Colonial Donut House
459 Sanford Rd.
Westport, MA

Doughnuts are to New Englanders what bagels are to New Yorkers: a daily necessity. At Butler’s, they’ve taken this yeasty pastry to a new level by filling round and rectangular doughnuts with real whipped cream. The latter are called “Long Johns,” and under the cream is a delicious stripe of black raspberry jelly.

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11 Responses to 8. Doughnuts

  1. vicki matthews` March 3, 2008 at 5:28 pm #

    For light donuts go to the Riverside Bakery on Riverside Ave. in Burlington, VT. They are just light and sooooo delicious. Try their Cinnamon rolls, they are hugh!

  2. Patricia Topp March 4, 2008 at 10:33 pm #

    The BEST doughnuts are from the Hole in One Donut Shop with two locations: North Eastham and Orleans, both on Cape Cod, Mass. They are made from scratch and sooo yummy . You have to get there early for the best selection though because they sell out! The jelly sticks are to die for! I always bring some back with me to Indiana and stick them in the freezer for when I need a doughnut fix. There muffins are excellent as well. MMM MMM!!!

  3. Sheila Gustafson March 5, 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    If you are ever in the Cedarville Village section of Plymouth, MA you HAVE to go to the Blueberry Muffin for a doughnut…..expecially the jelly or chocolate ones. By far the best doughnuts I have ever had. Breakfast is for the hearty there. Bring your appetite and you just might finish the meal.

  4. Holly Wilkerson March 6, 2008 at 7:01 pm #

    The best are definately from Mrs. Murphy’s Doughnuts in Southwick, MA. If you time it right, you can get them still warm from the fryer! YUM! They also serve homemade soups, fresh coffee, and their pastries are to die for. Apple Fritter anyone?

  5. katie abbondanza January 16, 2009 at 10:21 pm #

    Gotta love the cider donuts at Atkins in South Amherst. Any UMass alum agree?

  6. Betsy Moore April 10, 2009 at 7:07 pm #

    I think “Eat a Donut” on School St. in Lowell, MA beats them all! I now live near Hilton Head, SC, and can’t get a decent donut anywhere! Boy do I miss them!!

  7. Kathy Drelicharz March 3, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    The best Powdered Sugar Donuts, EVER!!!!! Congdon’s Donuts in Wells, ME

  8. susan iverson March 5, 2010 at 6:02 pm #

    The BEST around Central CT are Neil’s Donuts on Turnpike Rd in Wallingford!

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  11. Charlotte LeVasseur February 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    The best doughnuts in my area are from Aremony’s Bakery in Griswold, CT. I love the raspberry cream and the blueberry cream ones but they have wonderful pastries also.

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