Excellent | Worth a Detour
Review by: Roadfood Team
In a state where Dunkin’ Donuts, Inc. sponsors just about everything under the New England sun, an independent doughnut store like the Donut Dip is something quite special. The Donut Dip, a small Springfield-based shop that touts 49 different varieties of America’s preferred pastry.
What should I eat at The Donut Dip?
This two-store company is also the exclusive maker of apple cider donuts for Applebrook Farm in Broad Brook, Connecticut, which are the finest we’ve ever eaten: their crunchy, cracked exteriors are bursting with cinnamon-y apple flavor. The Dip’s cake varieties are exemplary: the seasonal pumpkin; the tangy sour creme; the classic sweet essence of the plain, unadorned old-fashioned (here dubbed “home cut”); and the dark cocoa brilliance of the chocolate devil’s-food cake.
As for the raised selections, the Donut Dip scores high. Their hand-cut glazed has a thin blanket of sugary glaze that complements the yeasty, airy insides. The sugar-raised is mouth-watering with sugar granules clinging effortlessly to its fried skin. The French cruller—an exemplar in its category—has long ridges of light crust with an eggy, custard-like taste.
Inside the Donut Dip
Donut Dip’s ample stools and double-horseshoe counters, usually replete with shop regulars, are inviting to those looking for fresh coffee, conversation, and a plateful of Western Massachusetts’ best donuts. Donut Dip’s second store is located at 1305 Riverside Street in West Springfield. Every take-out box has this witty quote printed on the side: “What foods these morsels be!”, an obvious adaptation of Puck’s famous line from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and used in various cookbooks, food guides, etc.
The store at 1305 Riverdale Road, West Springfield, MA 01089, is the original store where all of the production is done every morning. The East Longmeadow store has been there for over 53 years, but the West Springfield store is the headquarters est. 1957.
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|