National Doughnut Day in CT
Friday June 6 is National Doughnut Day!
Yes, it’s an actual holiday… it started in 1938 and has been celebrated on the first Friday in June ever since. Back then, making doughnuts proved a complicated ordeal, with people resorting to wine bottles as rolling pins and metal tins as cutting edges. Today, however, several CT cafes and restaurants have made doughnuts an art form. This Doughnut Day, grab a doughnut from one of the delectable choices below.
(And for those of you who might guilty about getting your fix… the Salvation Army started Doughnut Day as a philanthropic endeavor! During the First World War, women would bake donuts for famished, wounded soldiers on an allocated day. Dig in!)
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Donut Crazy in Shelton has an impressive array of donuts offered daily, as well as a rotating selection of specials.
Uncle Leo's in Redding, a father and son business, has a top secret doughnut recipe and a dozen or so different types of doughnuts to choose from.
Readers raved about Whitney Donut & Sandwich shop in Hamden, CT.
The Lakeside Diner on Long Ridge Road in Stamford has delicious breakfast plates... but its old-fashioned cake donuts are the true delicacies! Just like grandma used to make them.
Beach Donut Shop in Old Lyme started out as a small community production, but now has garnered a following.
Darien Doughnut has fed hungry commuters for many years. Located across from the Noroton Heights Train Station in Darien, their legendary donuts go perfectly with a cup of coffee.
Orangeside of New Haven serves up SQUARE donuts made fresh daily.
Lorca, an artisanal bakery in Stamford, CT, is loved for its homemade pastries.
Coffee An Doughnuts in Westport counts former President Bill Clinton amongst its fans!
Stew Leonard's famous Apple Cider Donuts are made fresh before your eyes every day and come in both full and donut hole form. They will give customers free samples until 6pm on Friday in honor of National Donut Day.
The Sono Baking Company will feature an assortment of donuts especially in honor of the national holiday. Just one of their flavor options: decadent Brioche donuts, filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate!
Speedy Donuts has been serving old-fashioned, hand-cut donuts since 1969.
Lakeside Diner, Stamford
Beach Donuts, Old Lyme
Darien Doughnut, Darien
Orangeside, New Haven
Zeppoleme, Port Chester
Coffee An’ Donuts, Westport
Stew Leonard’s, Norwalk, Danbury, Newington, Yonkers
SoNo Baking Company, Norwalk
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