National Doughnut Week: Five scrumptious spots to get your deep-fried doughnut fix in Dublin
Anyone who ever needed a reason to justify inhaling a good doughnut can rest easy because today marks the beginning of National Doughnut Week and it would be an awful shame not to celebrate.
Throughout the last number of years, innovative bakers have given the doughnut a lot of love and souped-up variations of the sweet treat are abundant throughout the city, much to the delight of those in possession of a sweet tooth.
From inspired treats in Ireland’s trendiest bakery Aungier Danger, to finger-lick worthy indulgences from Dublin Doughnut Co, here are some of the best doughnuts in the capital.
Panicked dessert lovers queued up early for months, fearful that the lusted after doughnuts would sell out on Dublin’s Aungier Street. Now a permanent fixture in Arnotts, the drool-inducing treats are easily accessed both north and south side to much delight. While the red velvet ‘Crime Scene’ doughnut filled with cream cheese is the favourite of many, it is the Boston Cream inspired ‘Dublin Deathtrap’ that really pulls on the heart-strings.
Dublin Doughnut Co
Hilary Quinn has risen to fame (at least amongst Dublin’s treat-scoffers) in recent years with her innovative and delicious Dublin Doughnut Co. Even those on the straight and narrow struggle to resist the lure of her treats, the flavours of which change each week. One of the most popular flavours, The 99, has recently made a much appreciated return reeling in nostalgia in a cool new way. Dublin Doughnut Co’s treats are available throughout the city, most notably Vice on Abbey Street and 147 Deli.
The much loved younger sister of The Cake Cafe, Stoneybatter’s Slice is best known for its super desirable brunch menu, but they are partial to a scrumptious doughnut from time to time, with an ever changing selection.
With origins in Cork’s Heir Island, baker Patrick Ryan has unleashed his doughnuts on Dublin in the form of Revolution Bakery. You might have already scoffed one in cult cafe 3FE, but Ryan’s treast can also be found in Temple Bar’s Roasted Brown and Union Cafe in Mount Merrion.
The Rolling Doughnut
The smell of simple sugared doughnuts is sometimes just too hard to resist during a stroll up O’Connell Street, and while they’re much less adventurous than others on offer in Dublin, who could fault a quick, delicious fix?