The first Friday in June marks a joyous, albeit sugary occasion that can be celebrated by all. National Doughnut Day is typically met with Dunkin Donuts deals and Krispy Kremes by the dozen in your office, but you can also show your support to smaller doughnut shops. Even better, show your support to black-owned doughnut shops.
If you live anywhere near these places, they are an absolute must to try out. From gourmet goods to inspiring backstories, you’ll definitely get these delicious breakfast pastries in a way you’ve never had before
Glazed: The Doughnut Cafe
Based in Houston, Texas, Glazed was a concept started by Edose “Ose” Ohen. Starting out with his sister and a small group of their friends, Glazed has expanded into a Houston favorite with 2 locations open to date.
Unique from other doughnut shops, this one is open 24 hours. And with a menu like this, you will definitely find yourself craving it around the clock.
Raise your hand if your mouth started watering at the start of the home page video? The founder of Sublime Doughnuts, Kamal Grant, bakes with passion, creativity, and excellence. While traveling with The Navy, Kamal was exposed to many different and exotic desserts and baked goods all over the world. That exposure lead to Kamal to open his own shop after seeing a “For Rent” sign. Now expanded to two locations, Sublime Doughnuts needs to be at the top of your food bucket list if you are near Atlanta, GA
And just like Glazed, Sublime Doughnuts is also open 24 hours. So you could spend all of National Doughnut Day trying each and every one of their decadent gourmet doughnuts.
Herman Hayes, affectionately known as “Uncle Herm” started out just making doughnuts for his loved ones. One of those people included his young nephew James. Once James got older, he became a well known hip hop producer known as J. Dilla. James passed away in 2006, and to honor his memory, Uncle Herm opened a doughnut shop and named it Dilla’s Delights.
Arguably one of the best doughnut shops in Detroit, MI, these sweet treats will definitely be gone fast on National Doughnut Day, so if you’re in the area, I’d get there early. You may even get a chance to see Uncle Herm himself!
Do you have any black-owned donut shops in your town? leave us a comment and tell us all about it. Or better yet, drop us a pic of your donut loot for the day!