But it’s just not all that.
Voodoo’s bacon-maple bar is delicious, and I will never turn one away should it arrive on my passenger seat after a night of dancing.
But I’m not psyched by Captain Crunch or Fruit Loops on a doughnut. And Voodoo’s super-saccharine icings taste more like medicine flavors than real food.
Make way for local craft doughnut shop Blue Star Donuts.
Blue Star has everything an obsessive foodie wants in a donut:
- Dozens of all-natural ingredients you can see (vanilla beans, nut pieces, coconut shreds…).
- Pastry chefs who hand-make your doughnuts (while you stand to the side nonchalantly pretending you are totally friends).
- A classic buttermilk cake doughnut that is so dense and delicious it may have just come from the apple-cider doughnut people at your favorite farmers market.
- Flavor combos that make you feel smart: basil blueberry, coffee & coconut cheesecake, Meyer lemon and key lime curd… you get the idea.
I’m sure the coffee is kickin’, too, but I stick to tea, which–of course–is locally made about a mile away by Steven Smith Teamaker. And Steven Smith tea is divine.
Plus, what foodie doesn’t love some coy signage?