Best of Boston

BEST Doughnuts

2009 BEST Doughnuts
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Kane’s Donuts

Saugus

Fluffy, not too sweet, never greasy—these were the criteria by which old-school favorite Kane’s earned its nod. Stars include the fluffy honey-dipped and the insanely moist buttercrunch cake, dubbed by one taster as ‘the best I’ve ever had.’ read more»

2008 BEST Doughnuts

Verna’s

Cambridge

Considering how Rachael Ray was caught drinking the wrong coffee off-camera, we’re thinking her handlers should keep her away from Verna’s and its totally yum-o cake doughnuts. read more»

1999 BEST Doughnuts

Gail Ann Coffee Shop

Arlington

Practice makes perfect, and Gail Ann has been baking more than 20 varieties of fresh doughnuts daily for 45 years, since the shop was opened by its French immigrant founder. Still independently owned, it’s a rare counterpoint to the conglomerate… read more»

1998 BEST Doughnuts

Lori-Ann’s Donut Shop

Charlestown

Famous in Charlestown for its tasty pastries, Lori-Ann’s serves up a wide selection of the doughy goodies made on the premises daily. The shop is also a rare survivor: Fully two-thirds of the doughnut shops listed in Greater Boston have… read more»

1996 BEST Doughnuts

Anna’s Handcut Donuts

West Roxbury

Most days, the place looks like a precinct station, so you know the doughnuts must be good. read more»

1995 BEST Doughnuts

Ziggy’s Donuts

Salem

The second generation of Ziggy’s family is now carrying on his tradition of making hand-cut doughnuts that are simply terrific, whether they be classic cakes, yeast-raised, plain, honey-dipped, or jelly. Get there early in the day—pickings are slim after 11… read more»

1994 BEST Doughnuts, Filled

Japonaise Bakery Cafe

Brookline

The best filled doughnut in Beantown is the an doughnight. It’s light and puffy and filled with sweet red-bean paste.. Beats the canned-filling variety hands down. read more»

1990 BEST Doughnuts

Mike’s Donuts

Everett

We’d crawl all the way to Everett for crullers at Mike’s. read more»

1984 BEST Doughnuts

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Woburn

Grab your partner one of these. read more»