To celebrate June 5, National Doughnut Day, we channeled our inner hungry Homer Simpson. Here is our round-up of 8 popular places in the metro for those fluffy-sweet, deep fried ring-shaped desserts.
Mmm, donuts. Doughnut, or donut--however you wish to spell it--is a sweet treat of dough that is fried, most commonly shaped into rings or plump discs, and its 'holes' also serve as bite-sized donut treats. Filled, glazed, topped, sprinkled -- it can come in all sorts of flavors, and other shapes like bars and twists. Whatever form it takes, sinking your teeth into a donut in one's favorite flavor is both comforting and nostalgic.
Which ones from the list below are your favorites? Hit the comments section to share it with us and our readers!
1. Mister Donut
www.misterdonut.ph | FB: /MrDonutPH | IG and Twitter: @MisterDonut_PH
From Japan to Philippines, Mister Donut has been filling up donut-loving bellies in the country since the 1980s with Regular Donuts (P140/10pcs, P168/12pcs, P210/15pcs, P280/20pcs), Smidgets (P100/20pcs, P180/36pcs), and more variants of the sweet bready treats.
Popular: Bavarian, Twist, and Pon De Ring
www.dunkindonuts.ph | FB: "Dunkin' Donuts" | IG: @dunkindonutsph
Another old favorite, Dunkin' also set up shop in the country during the 80s, its first store opening in Makati. Their Classic Donuts (P20/piece, P120/Box of 6, P220/Box of 12) and Premium Donuts (P35/piece, P100/3 pcs) always spell out an affordable and reliable happy snacktime.
Popular: Munchkins, Strawberry Kreme, Choco Butternut
For June 5, 2015 only, enjoy one emoticon donut of your choice for free with every purchase of any beverage (excluding bottled water).
3. Krispy Kreme
www.krispykreme.com.ph | FB: /krispykremeph | IG: @krispykremeph | Twitter: @hotlightgirl
World famous for its combination of doughnuts and coffee, Krispy Kreme is also known for their Hot Light signals which light up whenever their Original Glazed Doughnut (P33/pc, P295/dozen) are freshly made and are available. The very first Hot Light drive-thru outlet in Asia opened in the Philippines in 2007, and has ever since been delighting donut lovers with the original recipe, Classic Assorted Doughnuts (P45/pc, P395/dozen), and other treats.
Popular: Original Glazed Doughnut, Caramel Kreme Crunch, Hershey’s Cookies and Cream
To celebrate National Doughnut Day, they are treating everyone to one free Original Glazed doughnut only for June 5, 2015. No purchase required, valid throughout the day but subject to product availability, one doughnut per guest.
jcodonuts.com.ph | FB: /J.COPhils | IG: @jcophilippines | Twitter: @jcophtweets
This donut cafe was born in Indonesia but has amassed its biggest fanbase in the Philippines -- it has the most branches in our country compared to the other Asian outlets. Their donuts (P42/pc, P252/6pcs, P380/dozen, P595/2 dozen) still cause long lines during peak hours, and if you're truly a fan, you've most likely inhaled boxes of the most famous donut flavor, smothered with almonds and white chocolate.
Popular: Alcapone, Green Tease, Glazzy
www.gonutsdonuts.com | FB: /gonutsdonuts.fanpage | Twitter: @gonutsdonuts
This Philippine brand first took Manila by Storm in 2003 when it opened its first branchin BGC. Now with kiosks all over the Metro Manila, Greater Luzon and Davao, boxes of Go Nuts assorted donuts (P36/pc, P108/3pcs, P216/6pcs, P285/dozen) are still affordable take home desserts for the family and fun food gatherings.
Popular: Amazing Glaze, Peanut Butter, Pastillas de Leche, Chocolate Frost
FB: /cellosdoughnuts | IG and Twitter: @cellosdoughnuts
Kids of Katipunan know Cello's well -- its first shop opened in Katipunan Avenue and is run by food entrepreneur couple Jutes and Cello Templo (the husband aslo popular for his pizza joint, Gino's Brick Oven Pizza). More food and drink are available, aside from Classic Doughnuts (P45/single, P250/6pcs, P460/dozen) in different flavors and Cheese Doughnuts (P210/6pcs, P390/dozen). Their donut's profile is known to be distinctly light and soft, each bite like an edible hug (perhaps even sweeter).
Popular: Cheese, Chocnut, Oreo, Peanut Butter
www.gavinosdonuts.com | FB: /GavinosJapaneseDonuts | IG: @gavinosdonuts
A hybrid of mochi and donut is what Gavino's Japanese Donuts are all about -- they are gooey, chewy, and come in all sorts of irresistible flavors to please every kind of sweet tooth out there. The doughnuts here are called Mochi Rings and come in Classic (P33/single, P180/6pcs, P295/dozen) and Premium (P43/single, P240/6pcs, P396/dozen) flavors. Bite sized treats called Mochi Balls are also available.
Popular: Green Tea Glazed, Choco Almond, Ensaymada, Glazed
www.scarsdaleph.com | FB: "Scarsdale_ph" | IG and Twitter: @Scarsdale_ph
Known for their doughnuts, croughnuts, coffee, and other savory and sweet offerings, this cafe is the culinary collaboration of the main principles of Go Nuts Donuts and Chef Carlo Miguel. Over a dozen flavors of Doughnut (P40-75 each) to choose from, and you can even Create Your Own Doughnut (P75) or indulge more with their Doughnut Pudding (P180) served ala mode and with caramel sauce. They offer savory sandwiches using doughnuts (and croughnuts) as bread bun, too!
Popular: Tahitian Vanilla Filled, Macha, Scarsdale Classic, The Best Chocolate Doughnut in Town