One Sweet Holiday

Did you know that today is National Doughnut Day? It’s true! Now, I am not one to get overly excited about holidays but when a doughnut is involved, count me in! To celebrate properly, Tim and I woke up extra early and headed over to  Acme Donuts (yes, that’s how they spell doughnut) in SE Portland. We had never been before and I had a special coupon so it was the perfect opportunity to try their vegan specialties.

When we arrived a great majority of the doughnut cases were empty. But, when I inquired about the vegan doughnuts, we were shown an abundance of choices! I had the woman choose a dozen for us since we like to take risks.

Looks yummy, right? I can assure you that these doughnuts are definitely outstanding. In our box: chocolate glazed, ginger (we think?), PB&J, maple bars, frosted jam-filled, vanilla with sprinkles, apple pie, and coffee (mocha maybe?). Here are some reasons why I like Acme Donuts:

(1) A dozen doughnuts means 13 (and only costs $10.75, and I had a $10 coupon!!)!
(2) The staff is SUPER friendly and helpful.
(3) Vegan doughnuts cost the same price as conventional doughnuts (while I love VooDoo Doughnuts in Portland, they charge more for vegan doughnuts and that bothers me. I don’t understand why the word vegan is an excuse to jack up prices.
(4) The doughnut fillings and frosting are homemade! Acme doesn’t use buckets of mass-produced weird stuff. Plus, they don’t use artificial flavorings or trans-fats.

Regarding my last point, when I bit into the PB&J doughnut, I was delighted! The raspberry jam filling was so fresh, fruity, and not overly sweetened. The peanut butter glaze was, well, peanutty! These are doughnuts I can definitely appreciate. They are light and fluffy too. I actually had to wrap some up and put them in the freezer because I feared we would eat all 13. I’m trying to make National Doughnut Day last through the weekend!

Since you can’t enjoy these with me (unless you come and visit!), how about making your own? Here are two recipes to get you started:

Cherry Doughnuts!

Choconut Doughnuts!

Are you celebrating National Doughnut Day? Tell me about your most favorite doughnut ever!

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17 thoughts on “One Sweet Holiday

  1. I’m practically licking the screen! I haven’t eaten a doughnut in forever but actually, after reading your description, I feel like i’ve just enjoyed a delicious PB&J doughnut. Love how they don’t use nasty stuff; I never liked the gross feeling you get after eating doughnuts. Okay, now describe the chocolate glazed……:)

    • Tim ate the chocolate doughnut and only let me have a teeny bite! But, that bite was mighty fine… I actually tasted dark chocolate! So darn fancy :)

  2. i totally agree with you about disliking the increase in price for vegan goods!! it is frustrating, and when i am in portland this summer, i will be sure to check out acme! thanks!!

  3. Looks like you had some great treats. Which one was your favorite. I had a chance to try VOODOO doughnuts, but nothing really stood. out. I love VEGAN treats here in NY. The best is a tie between the Boston Creme and Oreo. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Ohhh vegan doughnuts! Amazing! Although healthier that regular ones, they still look quite sinful! Yum! Making me crave doughnuts now. We don’t get them in the stores here, they probably won’t even know what a vegan doughnut is over here! So I’ll have to make them. :)

  5. I am so jealous of that doughnut selection and pricing! I live in the Northeast and though I was ultra excited to go to the all-vegan Dun-Well Doughnuts in Brooklyn last week, they were definitely pricey. Delicious for sure, but still!

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