Best Donuts in Iowa?

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  1. LawyerClone

    LawyerClone Member

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    Me and my belly are wondering what the CF consensus is?
     
  2. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Too many varieties. I'll probably get crushed for saying this but it's hard to beat a plain old Krispy Kreme donut that melts in your mouth.

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  3. sleestakCy

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    Bread Market Garden in Iowa City....giant, handmade donuts available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only.
     
  4. hiltonisheaven

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    Jaarsma Bakery in Pella. The simple glazed doughnuts must have crack in them. Best I have ever had.
     
  5. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    When I saw the title of the thread, the first thought in my head was "anyone who says Krappy Kreme is dead to me". Lo & behold, first post extols their virtues.

    Blerg!
     
  6. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    There used to be a donut shop on Lincoln way close to the Duff intersection. They made amazing pumpkin donuts and applesauce donuts. They were wonderful when they were fresh, and also good when we would freeze them then nuke one for a quick breakfast on the go.
     
  7. jdoggivjc

    jdoggivjc Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I'll get mocked, but I don't care. I'm a Dunkin Donuts kind of guy. Except on Fat Tuesday. Dunkin Donuts filled donuts are not paczkis.

    The real question is if you can find a real paczki anywhere in Iowa.
     
  8. LPC

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    Apparently no one in this thread has been to La Porte City and had the cinnamon twist donuts from the La Porte City Bakery.
     
  9. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    This was a tough one for me to predict.
     
  10. 3TrueFans

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    Do people have something against Krispy Kreme? I haven't had one in a long time but they seemed tasty.
     
  11. isuska

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    Donut Land in CR
     
  12. urb1

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    Donut King in West Des Moines. Donuts are much better than Dunkin, which to me, taste too institutional.
     
  13. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Some people hate anything that becomes big. Probably has a cute name for Coke also.
     
  14. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Donut land is pretty good.
     
  15. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

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    Actually, Coke was for many years my pop of choice - I had a can of it near me most of my waking hours. I developed an ulcer when my son went to Iraq (go figure!), and the doc said no more Coke. Still miss it.

    My problem with Krispy Kreme is the frosting. I like chocolate frosting on donuts...they use imitation chocolate flavored wax on theirs. They're okay, but they were extremely over-hyped when they first started selling around here, and I tend to develop an aversion to trendy things that I'm told I have to like in order to be cool.

    So there it is! :)
     
  16. roundball

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    Nobody's mentioned the state fair?

    And you call yourselves Iowans...
     
  17. A-town Cy

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    Topped Doughnuts in Ankeny
     
  18. MNCyGuy

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    Donut King is a solid choice, although you need to be prepared for some rough customer service. If you're easily offended by the guy behind the counter not kissing your *** as soon as you walk through the door, you should probably skip it.


    Just because it's closer to me I've also become a big fan of Donut Hut on Douglas Ave. Pretty similar styles/quality to Donut King, imo, and actually a really nice family that runs the place to boot.
     
  19. Torks Pub

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    Spudnuts in Arnold's Park

    Bunker's Dunkers in Jefferson
     
  20. boone7247

    boone7247 Well-Known Member

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    The best donuts in Iowa would be Spunky Dunkers, but the only way they would be Iowa is if I buy some and drive them over. If ever in around Palatine, IL look it up. Best donuts I have ever had.

    Also, if you are ever around a real polish bakery, buy a Paczkis. I personally like them with raspberry filling, but some people prefer the pudding. You really can't go wrong with whatever it is you get.
     

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