Even though it's holey, the glazed doughnut has trained chefs opening storefronts to put the bite on people.
A taste of the tropics awaits at Glazed Donuts in Key West at the nation's southernmost doughnut shop, where the line often stretches out the door. They have some really great island flavors -- key limes and lemons and pina coladas," says author and pastry chef George Geary, who gave the Key West palmy place the number one position in picks.
The most popular offering? The basic glazed, a hit with locals and tourists alike.
Geary notes Portland, Oregon's Voodoo Doughnut as one of the pioneers of the crazy doughnut, churning out maple-bacon and Captain Crunch flavors for a decade now. Voodoo doll donut is filled with blood-red raspberry jelly. One is shaped like Pac-Man filled with blueberry. "It's hard not to smile when ordering here," said Geary.