We’re advocates for donuts at any time of the day. That means they can easily be paired with coffee for breakfast, be a substitute for a disappointing salad at lunch, even take the place of any of the healthier food groups during dinner. You may disagree, but we can’t hear you over the sound of us enjoying these decked-out donuts from two local experts. Fiction Donuts and Swillerbees Craft Donuts have given plain donuts a serious makeover with some delicious and unusual preparations.
PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY
Donuts can do a lot of things for you. They can keep you cozy, make your morning happier, even make a cup of coffee that much better. But thanks to Fiction Donuts, there’s now another thing that donuts can do for you – they can give you some serious childhood nostalgia. The PB&J donut harkens you back to a simpler time of lunch boxes and playgrounds. The shop’s classic cake donut recipe is topped with a peanut butter glaze and drizzled with jelly (made in-house). And since no lunch box was ever complete without an extra snack, they’ve added a potato chip for good measure. The nutty sweetness of the glaze and fruity sweetness of the jelly are perfectly complemented by the saltiness and crunch of the garnish.
Fiction has given this donut a delicious dressing up, and we can’t get enough. It’s a snack that you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy.
Swillerbees Craft Donuts
If there was ever a donut tailor-made to make your day a little sweeter, it’s got to be this one. Not only is it preciously pretty, but just one bite might give you a sugar rush. Swillerbees starts with their signature donut recipe and dips it in a thick classic glaze. The donut is then topped with a cotton candy drizzle and sprinkled with crushed strawberry wafers. Last but not least, the sweet treat gets a generous dose of rainbow sprinkles and, thus, the Unicorn Poop donut is complete. Your tastebuds will be taken on a magical journey. Swillerbees has taken a pretty simple donut concoction, added their signature flair, and created a treat that both the adventurous and the non-adventurous donut-eater can enjoy.
This donut may look like it’s all dolled up, but it really sticks to delicious basics – with cotton candy and rainbows thrown in for good measure.
Photography by Brian Miller