The Holy Donut
You pay for your donuts (yes, they accept credit cards), and grab a window seat.
Welcome to my Sunday morning.
The plain, simple cinnamon and sugar flavored potato donut is 100% vegan, and 100% of the reason I will never look at donuts the same way again. The donuts have a lightly sweetened flavor and are thick, slightly doughy,
and- amazingly-manages the perfect balance of dense-ness and air pockets.
Opened for about a year and a half, The Holy Donut began as one woman's mission to create a better-for-you, traditional style donut with tons of flavor. Leigh Kellis teamed up with her Dad to start producing what I now know as vegan donut gold after longing for far too long for delicious donuts near where she lived.
There are no 'donut machines' in this place. All the donuts are freshly made each morning, then hand-cut and hand-glazed by one of the awesome 20 employees on staff (between the 2 locations). They use unbleached flour and organic cane sugar is all their recipes and because they use a very small amount of sugar in their recipes (about a teaspoon per dozen donuts), enjoying these yummy donuts won't spike your blood sugar.
If you ask nicely and call ahead, The Holy Donut will not only set aside a dozen vegan donuts (or any flavor) for you, but if you ask reallly nicely, they'll even customize a flavor on the menu to be vegan- just for you. Seriously, the customer service and desire to earn customer loyalty at this place is INCREDIBLE- just give them at least one days notice on your special order so they can make all your donut dreams come true.
Visit their facebook for the most recent updates, including info on their newly opened 2nd location on Exchange Street in the Old Port!