donut worry, be happy... it's national donut day

Get excited…it’s not only Friday, it’s National Donut Day!  Established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army, National Donut Day honored women aka “Doughnut Lassies” who distributed donuts to soldiers upon their return from war.  Annually celebrated on the first Friday in June, this day has become a sensation for donut shops and donut lovers across the globe.What better way to celebrate than going to your neighborhood donut shop for the freshest and finest donuts!  In recognition of this day, several donut venues are serving up delectable donuts and dazzling deals you can’t refuse and we have identified six praiseworthy spots to satisfy your sweet tooth.


The Doughnut Project in New York City uses fresh, seasonal ingredients to create mouthwatering handmade donuts that you can taste in their artsy West Village shop.  Innovative in perfecting the craft of making cider using various ingredients and processes, Angry Orchard in Walden, NY is the leading hard apple cider brand.  The Doughnut Project has partnered with Angry Orchard to produce the “Angry Fritter” especially for National Donut Day.  An exclusive creation, this fritter has a crisp outside with crunchy apple slices and is made from a special type of dough infused with Angry Orchard hard cider and is available for a limited time.  These hard-cider infused fritters are on sale at The Doughnut Project today and Angry Orchard is giving them away at no cost to drinkers who visit the orchard.  Sounds pretty sweet if you ask us!


Inventive with the sourcing of novel ingredients and fine flavors, Sidecar Doughnuts in sunny California incorporates distinctive donuts that are made daily from scratch with no preservatives.  Every hour of every day, donuts are fried in small batches and served fresh and warm to all customers.  At Sidecar Doughnuts, each month offers a new flavor selection and complements their very own signature coffee blends that combine sweet, rich, and bold tastes.  Sidecar Doughnuts will be giving away a free donut to the first 100 customers (1 per person) at both of their locations in Costa Mesa and Santa Monica, so stop in for your special treat and make this National Donut Day delightful and delicious.


A favorite holiday for Union Square Donuts, National Donut Day is an exciting time for this donut hot spot in Somerville, Massachusetts!  Open from 7 AM until 3 PM today, Union Square Donuts is offering free espresso that is sure to give you that end-of-week energy boost you desire.  Enjoy handmade donuts like the Brown Butter Hazelnut Crunch and the Sea-Salted Bourbon Caramel while listening to some tantalizing tunes from DJ KDudz.  All donut toppings at Union Square Donuts combine nutritious ingredients using traditional techniques and are created in-house.  Good ol’ classic glaze always hits the spot for us!


Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts in Charleston, South Carolina offers several sorts of savory donuts that will pleasantly penetrate your palate.  All ingredients from the delicious dough to the gooey glaze to the fancy fillings are natural and handmade.  For National Donut Day, Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts is passing out rewards and discounts that are guaranteed to be great.  With the spin of a wheel, you are an instant winner.  Come claim your donut fame at Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts today!


Originating in sunny Westwood, California, Stan’s Donuts & Coffee has been the hot spot for one-of-a-kind donuts and robust coffee in Chicago for a few years now. Stan Berman, the genius behind the dough, is putting his own artisanal bread baking spin on America’s favorite treat, the donut.

If you are in the Chi-Town area this National Donut Day, stop by Stan’s Donuts & Coffee to grab a free glazed donut with any beverage or gelato purchase.


glaze donuts Photo by: Glaze Donuts

New Jersey’s Glaze Donuts is committed to producing premium quality traditional and eccentric doughnuts (as well as other baked goods).  No two donuts are alike as Glaze Donuts offers a selection of donut flavors that rotate daily.  Even though they are a growing business, they maintain the fresh homemade taste by baking their donuts to perfection in small batches throughout the day, using only the highest quality, natural ingredients — with no preservatives.  One of our favorites is the peanut butter cup.  This donut is packed with peanut butter and topped with peanut butter frosting and mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, so make sure to stop in for this tasty treat.

And if you’re heading down the shore today, swing by Glaze Donuts for their National Donut Day deal and pick up a delicious donut for the ride– one FREE classic plain glazed donut while supplies last; no purchase necessary.

Dash to a donut shop near you and enjoy feasting on some of the best donuts around on this National Donut Day!  Keep in mind quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis…but DO-NUT worry, be happy!


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