HOME > Chowhound > Southern New England >

Any good donuts in the Hartford, CT area?

judyd Jan 18, 2011 04:38 AM

We are looking for old-fashioned donuts - not the Dunkin Donut kind. Are there any places that make their own great donuts?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. l
    lenorelenore RE: judyd Jan 18, 2011 05:15 AM

    Elmwood Pastry Shop on New Britain Ave, West Hartford--powdered jelly donuts--yikes, so good!

    Elmwood Pastry Shop
    1136 New Britain Ave, Hartford, CT 06110

    1. Zobot RE: judyd Jan 18, 2011 07:39 AM

      I'll be the first (of many I suspect) to recommend Tastease. They make really great donuts.

      They're at 70 New Park Avenue in Hartford

      1 Reply
      1. re: Zobot
        askeenan RE: Zobot Jan 18, 2011 09:42 AM

        while you are selecting the beautiful donuts make sure you put in an order for his amazing sandwiches. So far everyone has been great. (Pastrami, cuban, cheese steak)

      2. masha bousha RE: judyd Jan 18, 2011 07:58 AM

        Both of the places mentioned are good!

        1. q
          Quint41 RE: judyd Jan 19, 2011 12:16 PM

          There are only two places for real old-fashioned homemade donuts ... Gerry's Donuts at 180 Windsorville Road in Ellington. And Luke's Donuts at 395 West Avon Road in Avon. OMG ... TO ... DIE ... FOR!

          1 Reply
          1. re: Quint41
            mels RE: Quint41 Jan 20, 2011 04:49 AM

            YES! I completely agree with the Luke's and Gerry's suggestions.

          2. d
            DAMASO RE: judyd Jan 19, 2011 02:14 PM

            Faddy's. Tried them this weekend at the CT Expo Center. Most awesome donuts I've personally ever had. Bought 6 for $4 and polished them off myself. Usually, I am very diet-conscious but there was no way of getting around these round mounds of love.

            2 Replies
            1. re: DAMASO
              masha bousha RE: DAMASO Jan 20, 2011 03:32 AM

              I'm hoping Faddy's is reading this. I've been driving by their Bloomfield location for months now and just the sign is up and the windows covered in brown paper. The owner emailed me (a reply to my email) in October I think and said they should be opening soon. Every day...I look, I linger and I'm disappointed. Can't wait for them to open.

              1. re: masha bousha
                Meesch70 RE: masha bousha Jan 22, 2011 05:04 AM

                I drove by a couple weeks ago and was hoping they would be open! WE WANT DONUTS!

            Show Hidden Posts