Doughnut (recommendation) emergency in Phoenix, AZ!
I'm new to the area, and working in an "office space" environment, I've been charged with bringing doughnuts to work on Friday. In a pinch, I guess I could check to see if there's a Krispy Kreme around here, but I'd actually rather buy from a good mom'n pop store that makes 'em big, tasty, and colorful. There's only about 10 people in the office, so I don't need a metric ton of doughy goodness, but I'm definitely looking for a quality pastry. :)
I work near the cross-streets of Highland and 24th St, so anything within a few miles would be great, and if they open by 7AM, even better! Thanks in advance for your recommendations!
Unfortunately, Krispy Kreme in AZ has gone away - Chapter 7 IIRC.
If you travel past 7st, near Butler, there is a mom-n-pop dougnut shop on the west side of the street. I cannot recommend it, but the crowds may speak for the quality.
Otherwise, I have not a clue.
You might want to try Rainbow Donuts, about three miles south of your office:
1347 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
I haven't eaten their product in a long time, but when I was in an "Office-Space" environment of my own, I brought in Rainbow donuts and they were always a hit.
i know i'll get shot for saying so.... but I was charged with donut bringing to our football get together a few weeks ago and for lack of another option, did Safeway at 7th and Glendale. I figured, they're donuts, who cares?
Everyone raved about them. I honestly don't know doughnuts from a hole in the ground, but everyone asked where they came from. When i said Safeway, everyone was surprised.
We don't get a donut very often but when we do we find the Basha's ones to be quite good!
I used to work at a car auction and we'd p0ut donuts out once a week for the buyers....usually Krispy Kreme....and we often had people asking us to get Basha's instead.
What I like best about them is they're not greasy nor overly sweet...two of the things I really didn't like about Krispy Kreme. Particularly good are the maple bars!
Go to Phoenix Ranch Market on 16th Street and Roosevelt and pick up a bunch of pan dulce, including terrific donuts. The price is nice too.
And yes, Krispy Kreme is completely gone from the Phoenix area; the franchisee filed for Chapter 11. That would have been a cop-out anyway, EVERYONE brought Krispy Kreme when it was their turn for doughnut duty because you could find them anywhere you looked.