Celebrate National Doughnut Day!

Happy National Doughnut Day! Did you know that this day is rooted in the Salvation Army’s response to World War I? The women who delivered doughnuts to boost troop morale were called Doughnut Lassies. Isn’t that the coolest job title ever?

There is SO MUCH happening with donuts in Boston today – here’s the rundown!

Kane’s Donuts:


I recently had the chance to stop by Kane’s Boston location and they gave me some sample donuts to try. This likely goes without saying, but there is no parking anywhere nearby during the day so plan your visit accordingly.

The doughnuts are huge! My favorite varieties here have simple glazes, such as the basic honey-dipped, and the Maine Blueberry is probably my favorite, but I’m guessing you already knew that

I think my favorite thing about Kane’s Donuts is their rotating selection. For example, for Cinco de Mayo, they had an amazing Margarita donut. Did you know that the margarita dates back to 1938 and was invented in Mexico, by Carlos “Danny” Herrera, for a customer who was allergic to many spirits, but not tequila?

For Father’s Day, they have a whiskey donut. In fact, they have teamed up with Rhode Island distillery Sons of Liberty Spirits Co. to create the whiskey glazed donut. If there is a special Dad in your life, or you want to pretend there is, this donut is awesome. The whiskey glaze is created using Sons of Liberty Spirits’ international award winning Battle Cry Whiskey, an American Single Malt born from a Belgian-style ale. Battle Cry is a unique experience from beginning to end – hints of dark fruit and spices, such as anise and black licorice, with a subtle sweetness and a lasting finish that leaves the palate begging for more. Kane’s boiled down the Battle Cry to cook out most of the alcohol and then blended it with sugar, local organic honey and butter to craft a divine whiskey glaze. Since this donut is too good to only serve for one weekend, they’ve made it one of their June flavors of the month.

I also love how friendly their staff are. While I was waiting in line, another woman came to get two cupcakes for an office birthday party, and Kane’s even had birthday candles available which is a nice touch for such a small space. There is no seating inside this location, but on a nice day there is plenty of outdoor seating. On a not-so-nice day, you can hang out at the window counter.

Here are other ways to celebrate today:


//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js For some other ideas, check out the doughnut archives. Enjoy!

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