The flyer was stuck on the bulletin board at Glam Doll Donuts along with any number of other announcements. It wasn’t the hot pink colour that caught my eye but the content.
The flyer was publicity for the Minneapolis donut crawl. Now that’s my kind of city I thought. I can definitely like a city that takes its donuts seriously enough to organise a donut crawl.
The donut crawl seems a moot point though. I can’t imagine that any other Twin Cities donut shop had better donuts then Glam Doll Donuts. In my opinion, they have the best donuts I have ever tasted (and I’ve sampled a few!).
Glam Doll Donuts
Glam Doll has won a fair few accolades for its donuts and rightly so. They have a wide variety of donuts all with cool names referencing vintage glamour like Showgirl and Femme Fatale. The vintage theme is carried through the store with retro furniture and uniforms for the staff.
For example, for a sweet and salty fix, you are not limited to a salted caramel donut. Instead you can get the bacon and maple syrup glazed variety. It’s the traditional pancake breakfast only in the form of a donut. So much easier to eat.
Check out the vegan varieties for the socially conscious sugar fiend. They actually look tasty. You can tell it’s a crunchy sort of town when the vegan donuts actually look like they are selling faster than the regular donuts.
All donuts are made at the store. In fact, they were being made when I visited.
The store has a large seating area with mismatched cozy furniture groups. Being from London where space is at a premium, having so much space for a donut shop just screams hedonism in itself. You could easily hang out and scoff yourself into a donut sugar coma. And then wrap yourself up that warm cozy throw. Bliss.
I won’t be in Minneaolis-St Paul for the June 13th donut crawl. I just had to satisfy myself with a donut crawl that began and ended in one store. Oh but a donut store it was!
Visiting Glam Doll Donuts
Glam Doll Donuts is located on 2605 Nicollet Avenue South in Minneapolis, the so-called Eat Street which has numerous restaurants. These donuts have been named among the best in the nation by such diverse sources as USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.