The Improper Bostonian recently published a list of local Mom-and-Pop doughnuts shops in the area to check out. Here is a sampling:
Doughboy Donuts and Deli
220 Dorchester Ave., Boston
1 doughnut for 70 cents, $4 for a half dozen, and $5.40 for a dozen doughnuts
501 Cambridge St., Allston
1 doughnut for 65 cents, $2.80 for a half dozen, and $4.80 for a dozen doughnuts
My own honorable mention to this list is Cafe Mirror in Brighton Center. In addition to being a great, no-frills place to hang out or enjoy a bountiful, cheap breakfast, their doughnuts are not to be missed. Their butternut doughnut is absolutely wonderful and you will enjoy it greatly. Check them out at 362 Washington St., Brighton.