February’s MiniMoFo theme is Food is Love, and as far as I’m concerned the only surefire way to prove you love someone is to bring them vegan donuts, preferably in bed. Last summer, Donut Shop opened up about five minutes down the road from me, and I was delighted to see that they had vegan options. They’re open most days from 8am until they sell out, which isn’t very helpful when Dr HH and I work pretty far away and too late to have a chance at picking any up. So occasionally one of us will spring out of bed bright and early on a Saturday to provide a delicious donut breakfast in bed for the other. If that isn’t love, I don’t know what is!
Back in the summer they had my all-time favourite variety: lavender. The accompanying peanut butter one has remained on the menu throughout all the seasonal revamps, though to be honest I think it’s the least exciting flavour. Solid, dependable, but never first choice. There’s usually some kind of fruit-filled offering – this one was raspberry and blueberry, and there was a festive apple and cranberry kind.
In the new year they’ve made their vegan flavours a bit more creative – we recently tried this chocolate ganache and pretzel donut for the first time, and it was a real winner (albeit insanely messy).
And there’s a lovely sticky chai one, which I’ve somehow never photographed on its own – it’s the right half in this picture. It’s sweet, nutty and delicious!
And I live in eternal hope that this chocolate-filled one will someday make it back onto the menu! Look at that ooze!
Yes, donuts are truly the way to my heart. It’s just as well the vegan donut scene is thriving these days!