Fried & tasted
The Americans are celebrating Doughnut Day today. Not to be left out, we decided to raise our pastry fork and tuck in. Get your sugar fix by stopping by these doughnut destinations in the city
The key to enjoying this doughnut -- or any -- is temperature. Cold: chunky pieces of hard chocolate inside dry bread. Hot: The chocolate burns and the bread crisps up. 20 seconds in the microwave is ideal.
On the bready side, but fans of chocolate will be pleased.
For: Rs 40
At: Biona, 7, Hill Road, Bandra (W).
Pic/ Pradeep Dhivar
Flaked toasted almonds carefully scattered over deep-fried dough rings drizzled with sticky sugar syrup? What's there not to like! Another option is the Strawberry doughnut drizzled with white chocolate and studded with baby pink white chocolate gems. Heavenly stuff!
For: Rs 65 (plus taxes)
At: Bombay Baking Company, JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road.
Smeared with shiny sugar icing brightened with a few drops of sunshine, this doughnut is really a sweetened bun generously flavoured with cinnamon. A great way to spruce up a dull day! They also do Double Chocolate doughnuts (coated twice with chocolate icing), Plain Doughnuts and Chocolate Doughnuts with colourful sprinkles. They make just a few, so get there in the morning to avoid disappointment.
For: Rs 30
At: Candies @ Mac Ronells, Pali Hill, Bandra (W); ONGC Complex, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W); Union Park, Pali Hill, Bandra (W).
Call: 26424124 (Mac Ronells); 26423512 (Reclamation); 26481686 (Union Park)
Closed on Mondays.
Wonder where the bits of leftover dough punched out of a doughnut go? Candie's wants us to believe they go straight into the frying pan. Once cooled, seven or eight are placed inside a small plastic bag, tied with a rubberband and then proudly displayed inside glass counters.
For: Rs 30
They also do doughnuts at...
Aaron's Bake 'n' Brew House, Shop 5, opposite Orlem Church, Malad (W).
Call: 9920579059 (closed on Mondays)
Available in: Chocolate and jam
For: Rs 15
All Celejor/ Camy outlets in the city
Call 22872733 (Colaba
Available in: Chocolate
On the bready side, but good enough to satiate a craving
Mac Craig, 18, Gasper Enclave, St John's Road, Bandra (W).
(closed on Tuesdays)
Available in: Chocolate, Jam and Cream
For: Rs 20
The jam doughnut scores over the chocolate