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Best Donuts in MA

phelana Oct 17, 2009 01:53 PM

Where is the best donut IMHO in Massachusetts?

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    mstockbr Oct 29, 2009 12:27 PM

    Verna's in Cambridge on Mass Ave has got to be one of the best I've had. They have amazing cinnamon raisin crullers. These are like the ones my grandmother made.

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      NSDishGal Oct 29, 2009 11:17 AM

      I have had terrific handmade donuts at both Gail Ann Coffee Shop in Arlington and Linda's in Belmont, but haven't been to either in a few years. Ziggy's in Salem, MA is a tiny quirky hole in the wall, but they have awesome fresh handmade donuts. I hear Marty's Donut Land in Ipswich is excellent, and am actually planning to check it out next week. I'll let you know what I find!

      http://www.northshoredish.com

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        Chris B. Oct 27, 2009 02:49 PM

        Is Eat-A-Donut in Lowell still around? They had the marshmallow donut type pastry ever.....

        1. Science Chick Oct 20, 2009 12:45 PM

          I'm partial to Donut Cafe in Worcester. Mostly been to the Shrewsbury St. store, and I assume they send them over from the Chandler St. store.

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            corinnerose Oct 20, 2009 12:23 PM

            DONUT DIP. they have these amazing eggy, glazed donuts that I haven't seen anywhere else. Also, excellent hours. 3am-midnight.

            I also THINK I remember Hamilton Orchards on Rt 202 near belchertown having good cider donuts. It is important that they are still warm, if not HOT. And they are.

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              pepoling Oct 19, 2009 01:01 PM

              DONUT DIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG there are so many kinds and the interior is totally unchanged since the 50's. I go there any time I am passing W. Springfield on I -91

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                BoNapateet Oct 18, 2009 08:33 PM

                Anyplace BUT Dunkin Donuts, IMHO.

                Try Mrs Murphy's Donuts on Routes 10 & 202 in Southwick, Mass. They've been written up in Yankee Magazine as one of the best in New England.

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                  Bluebird Oct 18, 2009 03:41 PM

                  Donut Dip, West Springfield, MA

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                    djr222 Oct 21, 2009 07:55 AM

                    1 more for this place, I live in NH and every time I get over there for work, I always have to get some for me , and now a extra doz for my co workers, LOL

                  2. Jeremy01506 Oct 18, 2009 12:19 PM

                    Apple Cider Donuts from Atkins Farms in Amherst, MA:
                    http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/10/ap...

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