Memorable | One of the Best
Neil’s Donut & Bake Shop
Review by: Michael Stern
Neil’s is a roadside bakery in the upper echelon of New England donut shops. The selection is large, including both glazed (the lightweight ones) and cake donuts (heavier dunkers), both of which are available plain, sugar-frosted, chocolate-topped, and cinnamon-coated. There are also extravagant jelly filled pastries — long black raspberry-filled crullers and big round red jelly-filled Bismarks.
While the glazed donuts are fine, it’s the old-fashioned ones that are tongue-dazzling. They are thick and cakey with exterior crunch and insides infused with the unctuous savor of the oil in which they have been fried. Early in the morning, when they’re still warm, they virtually melt in your mouth.
Proprietor Neil Bukowski told us that he keeps true baker’s hours, arriving every morning before 3 and closing the shop mid-afternoon. His shelves also hold bagels, hard rolls, muffins, cookies and pies, but in truth, we’ve tried none of these peripheral items. In our book, Neil’s is a donut shop!
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|