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Oh, hello, Boston's 5 best donuts

Published On 10/09/2013 Published On 10/09/2013
Best of Donuts Boston
Dave Baldwin
Kane's Donuts
Ohlin's Bakery
Dave Baldwin
Dave Baldwin
Yelp User Amy D.
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1. Kane's Donuts 120 Lincoln Ave, Saugus, MA 01906

Kane's Donuts is a local, and national, favorite. Standout varieties like the honey-dipped have landed this family-run Saugus institution on Bon Appetit's list of the country's top 10 donut spots.

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2. Ohlin's Bakery 456 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478 (Western Suburbs)

This family-run, take-out only bakery has been open since the '60s, serving quality baked goods to Belmont patrons. The main attraction here are the donuts -- be sure to try their maple-frosted, chocolate-drizzled variety.

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3. Verna's Donut Shop 2344 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140-1852 (North Cambridge)

This Cambridge favorite is known for serving up fresh donuts daily, each to the tune of less than a buck! At that price it's easy to sample a variety, but make sure you don't leave before you try their MVP -- the Chocolate Honey Dip.

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4. Union Square Donuts 16 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143 (Union Square)

Union Square Donuts is a charming, unassuming counter-serve in Somerville that is well on its way to knocking Dunkin' off its throne with a variety of specialty doughnuts. Each doughnut is thick and fluffy while remaining airy and light. The fan favorite is Maple Bacon, a maple glazed donut topped with pieces of crispy, salty bacon. Rotating specials include the peanut butter cream-filled donut topped with Fluff glaze and peanuts, in honor of Somerville's annual Fluff Fest.

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5. Anna's Hand Cut Donuts 2056 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132-3326 (West Roxbury)

Make sure you get to this West Roxbury hole-in-the-wall by 1pm, or you're going to miss out on delicious donuts and some of the best sugar sprinkled jelly sticks in the area.

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