Aahh Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. This is the time of year where everyone scurries to find their batch of cookies and also boasts to everyone which flavor they claim to be the best.
This photo depicts a survey of what people say is their favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor. By a slight margin Thin Mints takes the win, and unsurprisingly the Shortbreads came in last place. I was shocked to see how the other varieties categories came in second and beat Caramel Delites, seeing as none of what I think were the best other variety flavors are around anymore (RIP Lemon Pastry Cremes and Animal Fudge Shortbreads).
At the end of the day any Girl Scout cookie is good, and I will most likely have no problem stuffing my face with any flavor.
Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 #USA #July4th #red #white #blue
Happy National Doughnut Day everyone! This has to be a top food holiday for me because doughnuts are one of my favorite foods and indulgences. There’s nothing better than biting into a fresh doughnut and not thinking at all about how many calories or fat are in it because it just tastes so damn good. Anytime I eat a doughnut I feel I get transported to an alternate universe of yummy goodness.
To celebrate my love for doughnuts, I’m counting down my fave doughnut places that include picks from all over the country.
I went to college in Boston, so it would be shameful of me to not include Dunkin. Massachusetts is the home state of Dunkin, so in Boston there is one literally on every corner. Aside from all the Boston sports teams, Dunkin Donuts is a true pride of Boston.
I don’t think all the doughnuts there are great, but Dunkin makes my list for its Munchkins. These little doughnut holes that they sell in a variety of flavors are SO ADDICTING.
If I ever buy them I love to get a variety. Some favorite flavors include chocolate, jelly filled, and coconut. Plus they always make a seasonal munchkin flavor. I cannot express into words how delicious the pumpkin muchkin is.
2. Doughnut Plant in NYC
I’ve had the honor of eating a doughnut from Doughnut Plant twice in my life. I found out about Doughnut Plant when they were featured in a segment on the Food Network show “Best Thing I Ever Ate”, and on my first trip to NYC two years ago I knew I had to go to this place.
The doughnuts here are handmade, made with natural ingredients, and made in limited batches, so you better get there before a flavor you want sells out. Doughnut Plant is extremely creative and ingenious when it comes to their doughnut flavors, and that’s what makes them so special. Not only that, but they make flavors and glazes for doughnuts based on what fruits or ingredients are in season. When I got to eat there one spring they had a pineapple glazed doughnut, and it was basically pineapple upside down cake goodness in the form of the doughnut. It was so amazingly delicious. [photo below]
So every time you go to Doughnut Plant you can have a different flavor, but also if you try a flavor you love then you better eat it as many times as you can before it’s gone.
Some flavors are lucky enough to be usuals and always be on the menu. One of them includes the crème brulee doughnut, which is an absolute must try. It’s a round doughnut filled with a crème brulee cream and has crystallized sugar torched on top of it like a true crème brulee. Other usuals include a classic vanilla bean glazed doughnut and a tasty tres leches cake doughnut.
[creme brulee doughnut]
[tres leches doughnut]
Ever since discovering Doughnut Plant, it’s pretty much going to be a stop on any NYC trip I have in the future.
1. Shipley Do-Nuts in Houston, TX
At this point in my 23 years I feel I can try doughnuts all over the country and Shipley’s will still be my favorite. Shipley’s is like comfort food to me since it’s from my hometown of Houston. It might seem like picking a hometown choice is the easy way out, but I can defend my number one with the fact that Shipley’s doughnuts are completely delicious.
You really can’t go wrong with any choice from Shipley’s. However, what honestly makes Shipley’s my favorite is they have the best glazed doughnut EVER. It might be the best one in the whole country.
ADMIRE THE PERFECTION.
Like with most simple foods, I feel a perfect glazed doughnut is an art form. Many doughnut shops may attempt it, but it is not easy to create and achieve such a simple item. If I had to pick one doughnut to eat for the rest of my life it would be the Shipley’s glazed doughnut. Don’t even get me started on their hot glazed doughnuts. If you’re lucky enough to be at a Shipley’s at an early morning time, you can score one of the hot glazed doughnuts. I’m telling you right now that eating a hot glazed doughnut from Shipley’s is a euphoric experience.
At the end of the day, all I need to eat is a good glazed doughnut to make me a happy doughnut eater, and Shipley’s provides that happiness.
Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie and Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich from Cool Haus food truck in LA.