You would never know by the number of times I go through the Dunkin Donuts drive through in a week, but my love affair with donuts ended a while ago. It was no ones fault. We just grew apart. People, and taste buds, can change.
Being from Maine, I still feel obligated to support Dunkin Donuts, so even though I have no interest in donuts anymore, I go there regularly. They have other menu options. They’ve also won my loyalty because they will actually give me an extra-large cup of ice water when I ask for it. I think I pay for the cup, but I’m good with that arrangement especially since I’m relegated to small, sometimes kid sized, cups at most other chains. Having given up soda a few years ago, I need my water to be extra-large.
So, yes to water, but no to donuts. Somewhere along the way, donuts started being a little too sweet for my salt loving taste buds. But, I may have to reconsider my decision on donuts, now that I’ve discovered a much more appealing local option: Maine Potato Donuts from The Holy Donut.
Not being a morning person, my first attempt at getting donuts from The Holy Donut was met with disappointment, as they had already sold out by the time I arrived. It’s a popular destination so you need to get their early for the best selection. Their website recommends arriving before noon, and once they are out of donuts they close for the day.
My failed attempt at donuts had been at their original location on 194 Park Avenue, Portland, but since that unsuccessful visit, they have opened up a second location at 7 Exchange Street, Portland, and during a recent outing to the Old Port we stopped in.
Our timing was not great. It was late afternoon, and they only had a limited selection left. Fortunately, there were enough choices for us to pick out a few favorites this time. We ended up with a set of four donuts including maple, fresh lemon, and two dark chocolate sea salt ones. We brought them home, but they didn’t last until breakfast the next morning, instead we enjoyed them for dessert that evening.
They were delicious, and not overly sweet, with a dense cake like texture. I had the fresh lemon one and would highly recommend it. While we absolutely enjoyed the ones that we had picked, I’m going to try a little harder to get there on the earlier side next time as they have so many amazing flavors listed on their website that I would love to try. If only I were a morning person.
|things to know|
|The Holy Donut||194 PARK AVENUE, Portland
|7 EXCHANGE STREET, Portland
|Website||The Holy Donut|
|Favorite ♥||Fresh Lemon Donut|
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