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Donut Holes

gini Mar 12, 2008 07:24 AM

I love all things donut - jelly-filled, in a stick-form, and especially as holes. Other than Dunkin Donuts, who has great donut holes in Boston/Cambridge?


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  1. ScubaSteve RE: gini Mar 12, 2008 07:30 AM

    ... and a donut with no holes, is a danish.

    -T. Webb

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      whops RE: gini Mar 13, 2008 08:23 AM

      I am drawn to donuts too. You probably know about Betty Ann Food Shop (Bennington St, East Boston). Very fresh (made on site), flavorful, uncommercial looking. They are sold from 7-10 am only (closed Mondays). I got myself a half dozen donuts today ($2.40!).

      A recent discovery for me are the Polish Poonski's (?sp) at Baltic Deli (Dorcester Ave, South Boston). These are a kind of donut, but the dough is beautifully scented like panettone. B&J Deli around the corner on Boston St also has another version which is less scented.

      I apologize for straying from the topic of donut holes, but your comment "I love all things donut" got me going.

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        catsmeow RE: whops Mar 13, 2008 10:03 AM

        I wonder if Betty Ann's would make them if asked? I had my first Betty Ann's yesterday after reading about them on C.H. It brought me way back to the 60s. Didn;t know there was still donuts this good still and so close....and 40cents. Unbelievable!

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          taxi RE: catsmeow Mar 13, 2008 03:46 PM

          Wowzie - thanks for the tip. I adore donuts - and I have to drive by Kane's in Saugus very frequently. Will need to try Betty Ann's.
          There was (is?) an old time donut shop in Charlestown. I cannot recall the name. Anyone know about the tiny place I am referring to on High Street (I think)?

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            catsmeow RE: taxi Mar 13, 2008 04:06 PM

            Yesterday af about 2 hours after I went to Betty Ann's, I found myself going by Kanes. I haven't had one of those in a few years. I stopped to do a comparison test and opted for the wonderful looking chocolate honey dip. After one bite, I threw it out. It paled in comparison. It tasted stale and like it was made with something worse than artificial chocolate flavoring.. I couldn't believe something that looked so good could taste so bad. I didn't notice if Kanes had donut holes. They had a huge variety of donuts in lots of different combinations like chocolate buttercrunch so it wouldn't surprise me if they did.

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        meg1641 RE: gini Mar 13, 2008 03:56 PM

        Add me to the list of people who love Betty Ann's in East Boston. We got another dozen this morning - jelly, sugar raised and lemon filled. OMG they were sublime and still warm this morning. These are real old fashioned handmade donuts and a bargain as you can see from the other posts.

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          Chris VR RE: meg1641 Mar 14, 2008 01:35 PM

          I'm adding a Place link and a hearty me too. Betty Ann's is simply the best cake donut around.

          Betty Ann Food Shop
          565 Bennington St, Boston, MA 02128

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            Buzz 4 RE: Chris VR Nov 25, 2009 04:12 AM

            Does anyone remember Steve's Donuts in Orient Heights? They had an unusual consistency. Sort of like Krispy Kreme but ever more so. I'm wondering about the recipe.

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          Illtryanything RE: gini Nov 25, 2009 09:36 AM

          Try the donut holes at Ohlins Bakery on Common Street in Belmont!! They are huge.... and awesome!!

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