Today, June 3rd is National Doughnut Day!
There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of fresh coffee and a light and fluffy, sweet and sticky, halo-shaped treat to go along with it. Living up to its angelic reference, doughnuts are a symbol of the start of the day or in my case, the start of a sugar rush anytime of the day. It deserves it’s own food holiday.
Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would frequent our local Krispy Krème Doughnuts – – filling our home with the aroma of freshly baked, glazed doughnuts. Up until a few months ago, I thought I’d probably have to either give up my childhood fav or figure out how to make my own Vegan version. The discovery of EP4L‘s next Restaurant High-5 inductee, Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee me from having to do either. Now, when I have a hankering for a doughnut, I know that there is a place I can go to savor a nostalgic treat without compromising my Vegan diet. The bonus? These pastries are pretty darn good!
What I Like:
Established in 2012, the family-owned, Decatur, Georgia establishment prides itself on creating all natural (nothing artificial), handcrafted, pastries derived from high-quality ingredients void of trans fats. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee received press from The Food Network and The Cooking Channel. They’ve been named one of the “Top 25” Doughnut Shops in America and one of VegNews’ 2015 Top 10.
What I Love:
Most restaurants that I frequent are not exclusive to Vegans. In those cases, there are usually one or two Vegan-options available on the menu. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee breaks the mold by providing lots of Vegan pastry options – not just one or two. Here are some of Vegan pastry options you can chow down there.
Fluffy Filled Rounds: seasonal jam, lemon curd, almond-joy nut, and fresh fruit (like Georgia peaches) slider.
Fluffy Yeast-Style: raspberry sprinkle, cinnamon sugar, true blueberry, dark chocolate, vanilla bean (my favorite so far), orange pistachio, and cinnamon apple fritter (my runner-up).
Dense and Moist Baked Cake: toasted almond, carrot cake, and shredded coconut.
Crunchy Cake-Style: dark chocolate.
My personal favorites are the yeast-style pastries. So far, I haven’t met a doughnut there that I didn’t like. I sure you will say the same.
My hero tip is to go early in the day. To learn more about Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee’s humble beginnings and mission or to see pictures of their Vegan pastries (marked with a V), visit their website at www.revolutiondoughnuts.com or stop by at 900 W. College Avenue – Decatur, GA. They’re also found in local farmer’s markets. Visit the site for more details.