Doughnuts flavors have gone from the basic (but lovable) chocolate frosted to variations filled with cream cheese and topped with maple bacon. Boston has kept up with the doughnut craze and these are just a few to grab this weekend.
These aren’t any old doughnut holes. These are loukoumades, a traditional Greek dessert now available in the Back Bay. The light, crispy dough balls are served topped with everything from pralines and Oreos to dark chocolate, pistachios, and coconut. 225 Newbury St., 617-572-3300
The Maple Bacon Donut has been around for a while but no one does it quite like Union Square Donuts. The salty bacon bits are piled high on an airy doughnut for a few heavenly bites. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for? Vermont maple syrup, cherry wood smoked bacon—it just makes sense. 20 Bow St., 617-209-2257
Adele visited Blackbird Doughnuts last year and it’s not hard to imagine why. The shop has an astounding selection of doughnuts, including a doughnut meant to look–and taste—like a bagel. The Everything Bagel Doughnut is filled with whipped cream cheese and topped with toasted garlic, onion, sesame, and poppy seeds for those mornings when you can’t choose. 492 Tremont St., 617-482-9000
The An Donut from Japonaise Bakery is not so much wild as it is unique to the Boston doughnut scene. The traditional Japanese “an” doughnut is covered in sugar and filled with red bean paste—a wildly popular flavor in Japan. 1020 Beacon St., Brookline, 617-566-4963
Financial District: Chocolate Marshmallow Doughnut at Kane’s Donuts
Bring a bit of dessert to breakfast with this March special, a yeast-style donut filled with marshmallow, iced with local Taza Chocolate frosting, and topped with marshmallow. Two International Place, Oliver St. 857-317-2654