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It’s National Doughnut Day, so here are some ideas on where to get your fix

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As if you needed an excuse to indulge, we’re thrilled to report that it’s National Doughnut Day.

Generally celebrated in the United States, National Doughnut Day dates back about 80 years (this is no small deal, people). We say, why the heck shouldn’t we celebrate it here, too? It’s Friday, and we can always use a reason to grab a doughnut. Here are a few of the best doughnut joints around the country…

Crosstown, London

Crosstown has various locations across London, and if you don’t want to schlep to one of their stores you can order online, too. They offer a simple glazed or classic raspberry jam option, or wackier alternatives like Matcha. Other flavours include Limoncello, peanut butter berry and sour cherry and stout. 

The Pudding Stop, St Albans

Started by a former GBBO contestant, The Pudding Stop has a solid following thanks to its glorious range of homemade desserts. Their doughnuts are a particular highlight. With standard options like custard and seasonal jam, The Pudding Stop also offer a ‘weekend special’ which might be anything from toffee apple to lemon curd, or rhubarb.

Baba Budan, Edinburgh

Coffee shop Baba Budan are so into doughnuts that they even offer a doughnut ‘masterclass’. Tempting flavours range from white chocolate macadamia to blueberry custard. Salivating.

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Glazed Coffee, Brighton

Specializing in good handmade vegan doughnuts to enjoy with a brew, Glazed Coffee experiments with flavours like espresso and walnut, pistachio and baklava or strawberry coconut. If you favour the classic Homer Simpson-style donut, this is the place.

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Krispy Kreme, nationwide 

Ok, so maybe the doughnut scene has moved on a bit since Krispy Kreme arrived on our shores. Maybe these old guys are too available now. Back in 2003 Krispy Kreme opened a store in Harrods, and now they can be found in Tesco stores across the county. But, dating all the way back to 1937, this is a doughnut classic if ever there was one, and the company’s signature Original Glazed Doughnut has stayed the same.

If this hasn’t made you crave a doughnut, we don’t know what will. 

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