Food is one of the joys of travelling, and if you’re in the market for some donuts, you’re in luck. The dessert has had somewhat of a renaissance in recent years, but where in the world can the best be found?
The US is often referred to as the origin of the modern donut, and whichever of the 50 states you find yourself in, you’ll never be found short, but don’t just head to Dunkin. If you’re on the west coast, head up to Portland, where you can sample the offerings of local chain Voodoo Doughnut; it offers specialties such as the bacon maple bar and the Portland cream. If you’re in the Midwest, never fear, because not far away is Chicago institution Delightful Pastries, which specialises in donuts from around the world – both European and US-stye.
Speaking of which, Europeans love their donuts also, and when in Athens, be sure to sample Greek donuts (or loukoumades to the locals) from Krinos. Despite being nearby to visitor hot spots such as the Acropolis, don’t be fooled – these fried treats are not just tourist fodder, and deserve not to be missed.
Or perhaps you prefer the Iberian-style churro, and if you’re in Madrid, check out Chocolateria San Gines, famous for its chocolate-dipped churros.
Our advice, if you’re going to sample them all, leave some space in your stomach – as hard as it may be!