Brash donuts in an understated shop


Brash donuts in an understated shop
Brash donuts in an understated shop


As if the relationship between cops and the pastries they eat wasn't stereotyped enough, it'd take a detective to find out about the insane donuts now being churned out by NE's Surdyk's Liquor. Or at least a gum-shoeing e-newsletter that happens to sake some pretty sexy donut photos

Using the kitchen's long-dormant fryer, everything's organic save the grapeseed oil, which actually makes for a crispier donut than other oils

All their glazes are scratch-made from high-end ingredients, which means this chocolate glazed with chocolate sprinkles is anything but vanilla

The bacon on this maple-glazer hails from Benton's Smoky Mountain Country Hams

Pour, some, (lemon-lavender) sugar on meeee thiiiiiis.
Cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and orange go into their Chai Spice, the favorite Spice Girl of new-age yuppies who swore off coffee

More chocolate, this time topped with hand-harvested sea salt, as if sharing the police force's secret go-to donut spot with the world didn't sting enough already.

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1. Surdyk's Liquor & Cheese Shop 303 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Northeast)

NE's Surdyk's Liquor serves up top-notch cheeses, a killer selection of spirits and ciders, and even some of the city's best donuts.