Anyone who thinks gourmet doughnut is an oxymoron has not visited this sleek Main Street outpost in a renovated former laundromat. Glazes, fillings, dough: they’re all artfully hand-crafted from scratch. Simple beauties include the sour-cream Old Fashioned dipped in vanilla glaze; the Bismarck stuffed with raspberry jam and covered in a snowy coating of powdered sugar; and the almost obscenely sinful salted-caramel. Those who want to sink their teeth into something fancier have a lot of bling rings to choose from.
Over the holidays, we tried a to-die-for orange-cake version with a cranberry glaze and toasted pistachio. In the New Year watch for the resolution-ruining Memphis Flash, a rectangle of dough packed with peanut-butter pastry cream, Nutella, and caramelized banana. And rest assured: everything in the display case has been made within the last hour and a half. Best of all, you can wash your goodies down with an equally “gourmet” coffee, care of 49th Parallel Roasters and a rad Kees van der Westen “Spirit” espresso machine.