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Time for a doughnut

Are you mad over doughnuts, a breakfast snack that goes well with a cup of coffee. We tell you top five place to get delicious doughnuts.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2010 01:13 IST
Namya Sinha
Namya Sinha
Hindustan Times

Doughnuts resemble the ring-shaped South Indian vada but of course, they are not desi. Imported from the US, doughnuts are essentially deep fried dough. Traditionally a breakfast snack, doughnuts go well with a cup of coffee, any time of the day. Till a few years ago, Delhi bakeries would stock the old-fashioned chocolate and sugar doughnuts only. But now, with the influx of international food chains, the city has a lot more to offer in terms of flavours and even shapes. We guide you to places where you can pick some great doughnuts.

1. Mad Over Donuts
With savoury, fruits, chocolate and nuts being the broad categories, doughnuts available in 25 varieties are the USP here. The chocolate bomb doughnut, soft and fluffy, layered with melted chocolate is perhaps the tastiest chocolate doughnut available in the city. They also serve filled doughnuts such as the black and white Bavarian that is filled with creamy vanilla custard and coated with chocolate.
Price - Rs 45
Diameter - 9 cm
Where: Level 2, Food Court, Select City Walk Mall, Saket/ Tel: 4053 3222; S-13, M Block market, Greater Kailash 1, Tel: 4670 2333

2. Donut Factory
Instead of the traditional yeast based fried doughnut, you get cake based doughnuts here. These are cooked in front of you and there are more than 15 varieties of toppings to choose from. Since the doughnuts are very small (1.5 inches in diameter), you have to buy at least 6 pieces. Decadence at its best the Orbie’s donut is the hottest seller. You can also check out the donut lollipops.
Price - Rs 120 for 6 pieces
Diameter - 3.8 cms (approx)
Where: G-67, Select City Walk Mall, Saket Tel: 9268262079

3. Nathu’s Pastry Shop
They call it vegetarian doughnuts here as they are eggless. There is a choice of sugar and chocolate ones. The doughnuts are chewy and the chocolate topping is extra sugary and sweet. The low price as compared to other places makes it popular. Get it heated before you bite into one.
Price - Rs 35,
Diameter - 9 cm,
Where:12-13 Bengali Market, Tel: 23713601

4. Sugar & Spice
The ubiquitous ring shaped doughnuts with no fancy toppings but just regular melted dark chocolate or dusted with powdered sugar are the two varieties available here. The size is pretty big as compared to doughnuts available in other places. The fact that you can see foreigners and expats queueing up to buy it from here shows that the doughnuts are authentic and delicious.
Price - Rs 40
Diameter - 9.5 cm
Where: 58-A, Khan Market Tel: 24640741

5. Café Coffee Day
The doughnuts here are not the best in town but there is a reason why we are asking you to have them here. It is served in a plate with a fork and knife, keeping in with the aspirational crowd. They are definitely value for money as what comes to you, is loaded with oodles of chocolate sauce. So what if you can hardly taste the dough in the doughnut. A must for chocolate lovers.
Price - R44
Diameter - 8.5 cm
Where - Outlets across Delhi

First Published: Nov 24, 2010 18:12 IST