Posted on 5/2/19
* The Best Donut Shops In Florida!
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Dandee Donuts, with stores in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Margate.
Put me down for Mojo Donuts. Original store is in Pembroke Pines and its other store is in Miami.
The Donut Shoppe (Jacksonville)
Posted on April 15th, 2014
***** The Donut Shoppe, 1535 University Drive North, Jacksonville, Florida 32211, (904) 743-1844.
Trust Jeff Eats on this one…I know my donuts–I seriously doubt that there is anyone in America who knows donuts better than I do–except maybe for some current/and retired members of the New York City Police Department.
With the above in mind, Jeff Eats would match Jacksonville’s–The Donut Shoppe’s donuts against any player in America. Now nothing for nothing-as I just recently found this joint, but I understand, that for the past 52 years it has been cranking out donuts Tuesday-Sunday 5am-1pm (closed on Monday) to a constant line of customers (I know that sounds a bit over dramatic)–by the way, don’t tell the IRS (look at today’s date) but The Donut Shoppe is a cash-only joint.
Not going to bore you -telling you about the mixed dozen I “had”…suffice it to say, after eating these donuts you’ll know that Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme (to a lesser extent) got you hooked on-shall we say -g a r b a g e…there I said it!
One final thought, just so we are straight with each other, garbage is ok-unless real-good stuff is available nearby. You know, “any port in a storm.”
While I’m on Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’s donuts are made in a central commissary and then delivered to its stores- Krispy Kreme is now building a “small foot print” store which follows the Dunkin’ commissary model. Obviously- the economics of baking in house, doesn’t work for these huge chains. Finally, I don’t know about you, but I find Dunkin’s donuts to have an oily after-taste and Krispy’s glazed donuts don’t taste so-hot (pun intended) when they aren’t straight out of the oven.
The Donut Shoppe is a great joint to know about. The only problem that Jeff Eats got with the joint–it’s only open until 1pm and a drive from Boca Raton every morning would be a bit nerve racking.
End Of Story!
I love Walmart donuts priced at $3.98 a dozen.
Federal Donuts. Miami.
Bakery Plus in Orlando makes awesome donuts.
Nobody beats Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ glazed donuts.
Nuts 4 Donuts in Fort Myers
Day in and Day out Dunkin works for me.
Pelican Cafe (Lake Park)
Posted on January 21st, 2010 · American Breakfast Desserts Italian Lake Park
***** Pelican Cafe, 612 US Highway 1, Lake Park, Florida 33403 (561) 842-7272.
Let’s call Pelican Cafe a “a cozy-neighbborhood American-style” joint…which serves breakfast-lunch and dinner. If you check its website http://www.the pelicancafe.com you will find menu/prices/photos so you’ll know what this joiint is all about. Let me get this out of the way, Pelican has indoor & outdoor patio seating and is closed on Monday–serves breakfast Tuesday-Saturday 8am-11:30am, lunch Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-2:30pm, dinner Tuesday-Sunday 5pm-9:30pm, Sunday brunch 9am-2pm—these guys got more-schedules than the Long Island Railroad.
Anyway…the other day, I did breakfast at Pelican Cafe and this joint is a winner. Just so we are straight, I didn’t do lunch or dinner or brunch…but based on breakfast, I’m gonna go out on a limb and think-that lunch and dinner are also going to be real strong.
I have never really mentioned this, but old Jeff Eats is a sucker for a good donut…well, Pelican makes “home-made” donuts– plain, powdered, apple cider cinnamon, chocolate frosted, blueberry—and Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Creme better watch out…the chocolate frosted and plain were outstanding.
As for my breakfast “sampling”…banana & pecan waffles, challah french toast, western omelet—right on the money.
Like I said before, I only did breakfast—but I definitely would like to give this joint a shot for lunch and dinner. In reviewing the menus, the dinner menu is heavy on Italian stuff, which is even more reason for me to get to Pelican Cafe because I love Italian food…then again, I also love Chinese food, burgers, wings, ice cream.
Pelican Cafe…the donuts alone are worth the price of admission.
I love Dandee Donuts in Pompano Beach.
Donut King in Winter Park makes delicious donuts.
I love Duck Donuts. They have a handful of locations in Florida. They are cake donuts with toppings that you pick. I live in Boca Raton and go to their store in Boca Raton.
Try the new Dandee Donuts that just opened in Margate. Totally awesome.
My name is Jeff. I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants down here, that I now consider myself to be a food expert.
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