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Any Home-made Old-Fashioned Donuts Made in CT???

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We don't like the donuts at Dunkin Donuts or the donut chains. We are looking for the special kind of home-made or fried doughnuts that bakeries years ago made. Are there any out there?

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  1. Luke's donuts in Avon, CT.

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    1. re: FarFar

      Priase the Lard!!!!

    2. Rogers Orchard in Southington makes apple cider donuts only (with or without sugar). They have been making them for years and they are excellent.

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      1. re: Paul

        I 2nd Rogers. I made a mistake up top and said they wer ein Wolcott.

        1. re: Richie

          Actually, you didn't make a mistake, Richie. Rogers' main operation is in Southington near the Western end of Shuttle Meadow reservoir. But they have a satellite store in Wolcott near the Southington line about halfway up the mountain.

          1. re: FarFar

            Thanks,that's the one we stopped at. Now I want some donuts again!

            1. re: Richie

              If you're in the Southington area and in the mood for cider donuts, another source is Lewis' Farm Stand at the intersection of Meriden Ave.and Belleview Ave. They have very good cider donuts as well. Better than Rogers' in my wife's opinion.

      2. t

        Philips Diner in Woodbury. These are the old-fashioned cake type. They are wonderful. We especially like the chocolate glazed. Not too many varieties to choose from...all are excellent though.

        While you are there, pick up a few small frozen chicken pot pies for dinner. Delish.

        1. Lakeside Diner in Stamford, CT just off exit 34 on the Merritt Pkwy. (Coincidentally, there's a Dunkin Donuts across the streeet.)

          A former employee of theirs now runs the Parkway Diner off exit 35 and makes the same type of doughnuts, but they're not as good as the ones at Lakeside.

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          1. re: Duncan

            Mmmm...love Lakeside donuts. Great coffee too, and I can't think of a nicer surprise than the view of the lake, especially this time of year.

            1. re: TD

              great breakfast place and the beautiful view is a surprise - how is the food the rest of the day?

              1. re: jen kalb

                It's fine...typical diner fare, though the cheesesteaks are yummy!

          2. Elmood Bakery in the Elmwood section of West Hartford (on New Britain Ave.) makes excellent doughnuts. They have about 10 kinds including cinnamon-sugar raised, old fashioned, boston cream, crullers, chocolate covered and jelly filled. They also have a bunch of other goodies in there too!

            Also...in Vernon (not exactly sure about the location) there's a great place called Boston Bakery that has the BEST old school Boston Cream doughnuts ever!

            1. Heavenly Donuts on Rt. 34 in Derby. The best blueberry cake donuts around!

              1. If you like apple cider donuts try Roger's Orchards in Wolcott. We got them hot and fresh just 2 weekends ago. They were so good!

                1. Neil's Donut & Bake Shop on Rt. 150 in Wallingford.

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                  1. re: mels

                    On the way to Boston this weekend stopped in at Neil's New York Style Donut shop. Wow, they were really good. The wife and I split 3 donuts. Chocolate Frosted, Chocolate Glaze and a Glazed with sprinkles or do they start calling them jimmies. Any way, they were all really delicious.

                    I've been going to Coffe An for over 20 years and think it's still the best in CT, but will make Neil's a regular stop on the way to Boston.

                    1. re: Greg Minsky

                      I'm curious. Exactly where is Neil's?

                      1. re: moskey

                        On Rt150, Wallingford, CT

                        15 South to Exit 65. Take a right at the end of the ramp, and follow just a little ways. Look for a Shell station on the left, and Neils is right past that in a small brown? building shared w/ a mediocre pizza joint.

                        Great doughnuts, especially glazed.

                  2. Coffee An' in Westport. Mmmmmm. But those apple cider donuts in Wolcott are calling my name now.


                    1. Whitney Donuts on Whitney Ave (route 10) in Hamden has some great donuts...try the Glazed Apple Fritters- pieces of apples in a glazed lumpy cinnamon yeast donut.mmm

                      1. Speedy Donuts in Norwalk Ct is the best donut shop I know of...puts Dunkin Donuts to shame!!! French cruellers are great.

                        1. If you want the real thing, you have to get the sugar donuts at Arcuri's on Sound Beach Avenue in Old Greenwich. They have only sugar or nonsugar, but they are the most wonderful donuts I have had since my grandmother made them 40 or 50 years ago.

                          The sugar is great, but the donut itself has absorbed just the little bit of fat it was fried in.

                          Oh, yes, make sure you get there by 10am or so. Otherwise they are usually sold out. I am getting hungry just writing this. It is 12:30, and I hope they have some left.

                          1. does anyone have an old fashion donut recipe that use to be grandmas something that dates back in 1900 even more interesting even before 1900"s looking to try old recipes as they are the best. thanks

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                            1. re: rmcc63

                              I have one from 1916. It's from the Nyal Cook Book, "prepared by Janet McKenzie Hill Editor of the Boston Cooking School Magazine" The Boston Cooking School gave rise to it's own cookbook, which eventually became the Fanny Farmer Cookbook. Regardless, I'd be happy to post the recipe on Home Cooking if you'd like. I also have the 1938 edition of Fanny Farmer

                              1. re: hilltowner

                                i would love to try the recipe on the donuts or any old fashion recipe you may want to share. looking forward to this. thanks robin

                            2. Of course, Krispy Kreme at Mohegan Sun makes their donuts fresh. This might not be PC at Chowhound, though. [smile]

                              1. The old Phillip's Diner on Route 6 in Woodbury has reopened as Dottie's Diner with lots of new things on the menu but keeping Phillip's pot pies and fresh pies. But most importantly, the wonderful old-fashioned cakey doughnuts, on many occasions called the Best in Connecticut, are still being made and served every day.

                                1. Neil's Donut and Bake Shop in Wallingford on Rt. 150 (Yalesville section). If you stop by at just the right time in the morning they are still warm. *drool*