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Where can I find Pumpkin Doughnuts in Orlando?

voyageurdemonde Sep 22, 2008 06:47 AM

I have yet to find a traditional bakery in Orlando, any ideas where to find a decent pumpkin doughnut? I drove by Dunkin' Donuts and no pumpkin doughnuts, just muffins. Also, anyone know of any traditional bakeries in the Orlando area? Thanks!

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    Scott Joseph Sep 22, 2008 12:58 PM

    I gotta think pumpkin doughnuts will start popping up in the weeks to come.
    As for traditional bakeries, many people like Charlie's on Curry Ford Road at Crystal Lake Drive, although I've always been disappointed.
    For artisanal breads there's Olde Hearth Bread Company, which recently moved to 207 Reece Way in Casselberry. (The black olive bread is the best.)
    For outstanding pastries, try Croissant Gourmet at 120 E. Morse Blvd., Winter Park. The pastries are made fresh by honest-to-god French bakers.

    Scott
    scottjosephorlando.com

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    1. re: Scott Joseph
      voyageurdemonde Sep 24, 2008 09:06 AM

      Thanks for the recs, Scott:o) I will check those places out. I'm sure I'm checking too early, LOL! Come September and it's starting to get cooler out (for Orlando) and I go pumpkin crazy;o) I tried Publix today and no pumpkin donuts. BTW, nice Blog:o)

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      jazzy77 Sep 22, 2008 05:15 PM

      Just when I thought I was the only one that gets really excited about the pumpkin doughnut....

      I believe that last year Krispy Kreme had pumpkin doughnuts, but I haven't been there lately, so I'm not sure if they do this year or not. It might have actually been their "flavor of the month" for October.

      In the meantime, I recommend or any of the cupcakes at Sweet! near Waterford Lakes. All made from scratch - they remind me of cupcakes we used to have when I was a kid (just like pumpkin doughnuts do).

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      1. re: jazzy77
        voyageurdemonde Sep 24, 2008 09:10 AM

        Hi Jazzy, Pumpkin anything gets me excited. I just LOVE Autumn:o) I will try Krispy Kreme. I've heard of Sweet! but have yet to make the hike over to Waterford Lakes. Don't know if you're interested but Baskin Robbins has Pumpkin Pie ice cream that is very good. I don't know if it's available yet though. Their Egg Nog ice cream is also yummy. Thanks for responding!

      2. winechic Sep 28, 2008 01:16 PM

        Please keep us posted on these pumpkin doughnuts, I'm ready!

        Just picked up a bucket of pumpkin bagels with pumpkin cream cheese from Einstein Bros. Bagels. They are also offering a pumpkin muffin this year, which was really good. I had it with the icing and will be sure to stop in for another one before the "season" is over.

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          voyageurdemonde Oct 6, 2008 07:00 AM

          I'll keep you posted. Those bagels sound yummy and the muffin! Panera has a good pumpkin muffie that they have year round.

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          starbucksbrew Sep 29, 2008 08:23 AM

          What a great thread! I love pumpkin, and a pumpkin donut sounds so good! I'll check Krispy Kreme when I'm at Millenia next time.

          As for Sweet, I went there and it was good but not amazing. IMO, Sprinkles still has the best cupcakes in the area. For a while I thought they only did pre-orders of at least 10-12 cupcakes, but just last week a friend gave me a little 2-cupcake pack from Sprinkles as a gift (God love her!).

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          1. re: starbucksbrew
            voyageurdemonde Oct 6, 2008 07:01 AM

            I'll have to try Sprinkles. Thanks. What a good friend! :o)

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            jazzy77 Oct 5, 2008 06:27 PM

            I checked at the Krispy Kreme off of 17-92 in Winter Park on Friday and no pumpkin donuts...I even asked about them and the lady had no clue. However, KK's website states that they are available at "participating" stores beginning October 1st, so it's just a matter of finding one....

            Also, I haven't seen them at Publix either.

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            1. re: jazzy77
              voyageurdemonde Oct 6, 2008 06:59 AM

              Thanks for checking:o) The KK near Millenia isn't far from me, I'll check it out this week and report back.

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                winechic Oct 7, 2008 01:31 PM

                I just called the KK at Millenia, they said they are no longer making Pumpkin Spice, as in "discontinued flavor" : (

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                  voyageurdemonde Oct 8, 2008 10:01 AM

                  Sorry, missed this post yesterday and I ended up going to KK this morning (I was running really early for work anyway). Yup, no pumpkin but I did get two hot doughnuts so it wasn't a wasted trip. Thanks for checking winechic:o)

                  This time of year is the only time I miss not living in Louisville or Tulsa. At least they had decent bakeries and fall weather. Not reason enough to move back though, LOL!

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                    winechic Oct 8, 2008 11:28 AM

                    Glad you got some hot doughnuts for your troubles! Like you, this is the only time I really miss living in the Balto/DC area. Crisp weather, pumpkin and apple goodness, gorgeous fall color. But then Nov 1 hits and the color is completely gone and it is absolutely dreary/cold/wet/gray up there for 5 months....and it's just glorious down here.

                    A friend knowing my penchant for all things pumpkin, surprised me at lunch with a 6 pack of pumpkin ale that I have not tried yet. Will have to hide from hubby so I get one. :)

                    BTW, to touch on part 2 of your original post...but no telling if there will be any pumpkin goodies. Here are some of the more popular Orlando area bakeries:

                    Charlies
                    http://www.charliesgourmetpastries.com/

                    Bake me a cake
                    http://www.bakemeacake.net/

                    B&K Bakery
                    http://bandkbakery.com/

                    Clara's Cake's
                    4265 S US Highway 17/92
                    Casselberry, FL 32707
                    (407) 834-1224‎

                    Ballard & Corum
                    535 W New England Ave
                    Winter Park, FL 32789
                    (407) 539-1711

                    Croissant Gourmet
                    120 E Morse Blvd
                    Winter Park, FL 32789
                    (407) 622-7753

                    Sprinkles Custom Cakes
                    www.sprinkles.com
                    501 West Fairbanks Avenue
                    Winter Park, FL 32789
                    (407) 622-7202

                    Lacomka Russian Bakery
                    2050 Semoran Blvd # 140
                    Winter Park, FL 32792
                    (407) 677-1101‎

                    Ya Ya's Spanish Bakery & Deli
                    632 Hewett Dr
                    Orlando, FL 32807
                    (407) 275-7555

                    1. re: winechic
                      voyageurdemonde Oct 8, 2008 12:53 PM

                      Thanks winechic!!! I have saved your list! Wow, I'm going to have to do some major taste testing at all of those places. ;o)

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                        jazzy77 Oct 8, 2008 02:01 PM

                        Don't forget the Yalaha Bakery in Yalaha (a bit of a drive, but a nice one at that). Great breads and pastries - definitely worth the trip.

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              recroomjess Oct 8, 2008 11:53 AM

              I'm in South Florida, but I was actually just at Dunkin Donuts and they were giving out pumpkin doughnut samples...so hopefully they'll be coming to your local Dunkin Donuts pretty soon. :)

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              1. re: recroomjess
                voyageurdemonde Oct 8, 2008 12:55 PM

                Thanks recroomjess. I'll keep my eye's peeled:o)

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                Miss E Oct 8, 2008 09:15 PM

                Try Hotties in Altamonte Springs. It's a gourmet donut shop that also makes Oreo and Reese's donuts, to name just two.

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                  voyageurdemonde Oct 9, 2008 06:41 AM

                  Thanks Miss E! They closed down the Hotties near Disney but I didn't know there was another one! Cool! I'll have to make a trip up to Altamonte. :o)

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                  jazzy77 Oct 9, 2008 08:14 AM

                  I stopped by the Dunkin Donuts off of 17-92 in Maitland/Altamonte last night and they had pumpkin donuts.

                  In the interest of research (that's what I'm calling it, as opposed to my inability to control myself in the midst of pumpkin donuts), I bought one glazed and one iced. Although not the particularly awesome ones I used to get up North, they were good. Surprisingly, I preferred the iced donut to the just glazed. I tasted more of the spice with the iced donut.

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