Portland, Maine, has been called “America’s foodies small town” by Bon Appétit,” and one of the best places to eat in the Northeast” by the New York Times.
There is also local talk about whether it could compete with San Francisco for the most restaurants per capita.
One stop that we always make in Portland is to pick up donuts for my grandson.
He deals with food allergies, and it is challenging, if not impossible, to find a donut store or bakery that is peanut/tree nut free.
But, Portland has one, the Holy Donut, and this door leads to donut heaven for him.
What’s special about these donuts besides the fact that they are nut free? They include fresh Maine mashed potatoes for one thing, and the flavors they offer are amazing.
What sounds good – Sweet Potato, Chocolate Coconut, Maple Bacon, Pomegranate, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Chai Glazed, or Maine Blueberry?
There are twenty different flavors offered each day. Arrive early for the best choices, and when they sell out, they close for the day.
I forgot to take a photo before we ate them all so I had to borrow one from Trip Adviser.
But, bring your wallet. These nut free beauties are not cheap. A dozen donuts is right at $24 plus tax.
Why would anyone spend $2 per donut? Simple – when my grandson sees a box with the Holy Donut printed on it, his smile lights up a room because it is such a special treat for him. 🙂
Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, February 25, 2016.