Britt’s Donut Shop: 75 Years of Making Doughnuts & Memories

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Britt’s Donuts at Carolina Beach turns 75 this year! To celebrate this donut milestone I wrote about people’s memories about Britt’s and the new book, Britt’s Donuts: Forever Sweet. There’s even a Britt’s Fan Club these days too. Read all about these in my latest post for Our State Eats here. Then go ahead and plan your next visit to Britt’s.

Photographs by Christine R. Choi.


Decades of Doughnut Making Experience: Where the Locals Go, Part 2

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Part 2 in a series for Our State Eats about North Caolina bakeries and pastry shops that make donuts. Each of these shops have decades of donut making experience: Paul’s Pastry Shop in Burlington, Fancy Pastry Shop in Lexington, and Sweet Shoppe Bakery in High Point. Read part 1 of this series here.

Doughnuts in the Mountains, Asheville, NC

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For some time now Asheville has had a stellar reputation for food, but when it comes to doughnuts the options have been limited. Thanks to Vortex Doughnuts that’s changing. Read more about donuts in Asheville and Vortex’s South Slope shop planned to open this spring in my latest post Doughnuts in the Mountains for Our State Eats.

Doughnuts at the Beach

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While summer’s almost over there’s still time to enjoy one of North Carolina’s greatest traditions, doughnuts at the beach! In my latest post for Our State Eats I visit and talk to the owners of the infamous Britt’s Donuts at Carolina Beach and newcomer Duck Donuts in the Outer Banks.

Doughnuts: Where the Locals Go

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Bakeries are an elusive spot for doughnuts; some make them, others don’t. My latest post for Our State Eats covers three North Carolina bakeries that make delicious doughnuts: Saxapahaw Bakehouse, Guglhupf, and Tasty Bakery.

Donuts: The Next State Symbol?

Krispy Kreme Historic plaque at 75th anniversary celebration Photo by Julie Thomson
I’ve started blogging about donuts for Our State magazine’s new food blog Our State Eats.

Check out my latest post about North Carolina’s rich donut past and make a case for the donut being our offical state dessert.

My first post was about the innovative flavors Rise and Monuts, two new donut shops in Durham, are creating. Read it here. Stay tuned for more posts in upcoming months!