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!
That is certainly love ❤ What a wonderful shop! All the options look fantastic! I will add it to my world travels list, so that if I ever do go on a vegan donut tour of the world, I won't miss it 😀
A vegan donut tour of the world, what a great idea! Although I already choose my holiday destinations based on the vegan baked goods available!
😀 Great minds think alike 🙂
All the donuts look great! I’d love to try the lavender one, and the chocolate & pretzel one, too!
They’re probably the best two – I’m hoping the lavender one comes back this summer.
I love looking at donuts! I am not a HUGE donut fan, which I feel like that makes me a bad American somehow XD Are these yeasty and light? Or dense and cake-like?
More yeasty and light. They’re so good! I remember the first time I went to America about 12 years ago and they had iced donuts at the breakfast buffet, and it just blew my mind that donuts could be considered breakfast! Americans definitely have the right idea when it comes to donuts!
There definitely seems to have been an amazing surge of vegan donuts over the last year or so, and there are so many good donuts in London right now – and Prague too, it looks like. I do love any kind of chocolate-meets-pretzel arrangement.
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yay! I’m headed there this summer!
You’re in for a treat!
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