Best of Boston

2016 Best Doughnuts

Blackbird Doughnuts

These raised specimens—in varieties like cookies and cream, “everything” bagel, and sesame sriracha—would be easy to dismiss as too hip for their own good. Except that they’re insanely delicious. And the true test for any serious doughnut aficionado is what lies beneath the artisanal glaze: Here, head baker Anna Roine’s golden base is more pillowy pastry than fried dough.

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