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Mar 10, 2007 04:46 AM

Mmmmmm.... DONUTS

I read quite a bit on Chowhound forum about Demet's and Verna's Donuts.
I made the trek to Demet's this morning. I have not tried Verna's yet.
I was very disappointed with Demet's. Not much jelly in the jelly donut and the honey dip was poor.
Imho, chowhound's should give DoughBoy Donuts a try. They are on Dorchester Ave across from the MBTA yards. They are heads above Demet's, for sure.
But, get there early, they sell out fast.

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  1. I would recommend Donuts with a Difference on Riverside Ave in Medford Square. Their donuts are made fresh and are far better than Demet's. I haven't been to Demet's in many years. Before the statewide smoking ban the donuts at Demet's used to taste like cigarette smoke. Get to Donuts with a Difference early because they sell out fast.

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    1. re: buffet king

      I heartily agree with the recommendation of Donuts with a Difference. However, on the weekends at least, they never seem to have all of their donuts made before 9 AM or so. I have often gone in between 8 & 9 to find empty shelves & had to ask what kind of donuts were ready, and can't remember the last time that chocolate glazed were made (apparently they're the "last ones" to be prepared).


    2. Inspired by donut talk I went to Kane's this morning. It feels like they are cooking their cake donuts longer than they used to, because they feel so crunchy as to seem stale. And the jelly donut was filled sloppily, with jelly bursting out the side.

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      1. re: Chris VR

        Kane's donuts are usually very good. Another good place for donuts is Donut Villa on Highland Ave in Malden. It's in the shopping plaza behind Dunkin Donuts on the Malden/Medford line. At Donut Villa you can sit on a stool at the counter or at a table. It looks sort of like a diner but it's a donut shop/breakfast place.

        1. re: buffet king

          My last few trips to Kane's were pretty much the same. I haven't tried Donut Villa, will do.

          1. re: Chris VR

            I stopped going to Kane's because the donuts tasted stale - I used to love them so.

        2. re: Chris VR

          I'll amend this post (after having tried a few more): the old fashioned honey dipped was pretty good, as was the jelly donut that wasn't filled sloppily. And the bismark was as good as ever. But the marble honeydipped and blueberry honeydipped were overcooked and dry inside. So I will go back, but will stick with the old fashioned honey dipped, jelly and bismarks.

        3. I think Verna's closed a few weeks (or months) ago.

          1. I may be dating myself but there is/was a donut shop in Charlestown on Bunker Hill Street called Ann's (I think.). They were quite good.

            1. I could be wrong, but I believe Verna's was saved at the last minute when a buyer stepped in.

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              1. re: janzy

                Yup, they're staying open. Fuller story here:

                I'd never been there - stopped in this morning to try them out. Good glazed donut, but the chocolate honey-dipped was kind of sodden with sugar syrup. I like a solid cake donut but this was way too heavy and sweet. Should have tried the plain donut as a benchmark but couldn't justify a 3rd donut.

                1. re: MichaelB

                  Verna's chocolate glazed is sweet, but I love it. The plain is superb.

                  1. re: StriperGuy

                    Had the plain for breakfast yesterday - moist and slightly sweet with a nice crust. Definitely what I'll get from now on.