Weekly 5: Places to get a doughnut fix

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Every place makes them differently, but doughnuts of all sizes and flavors are a recognized classic. They can be the perfect snack for a long day at school, a start to a new day or a refreshment for a family or church activity.

Here are five places to get doughnuts in and around Provo:

1. Provo Bakery

The Provo Bakery at 190 E. 100 North in Provo sells a variety of baked goods. It’s doughnut menu includes raised doughnuts, cake doughnuts, filled, specialty and custom doughnuts. Every type of doughnut, from bar to ring to hole, is baked daily from scratch.

Prices range from $2.99 for a dozen glazed doughnut holes, to $17.99 for a dozen fritters, to $19.99 for a dozen cake doughnut hole party kebabs.

The bakery is open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. The busiest time is 8:00 a.m.

2. Krispy Kreme

The iconic Krispy Kreme bakery at 417 W. 1300 South in Orem entertains shoppers in line with a view of the doughnut-making process and signs to explain what each step is. When the “Hot Now” sign outside is turned on, customers can get a free glazed doughnut with their purchase.

Krispy Kreme’s doughnuts include glazed doughnuts with maple and chocolate icings, various types of filled doughnuts, cake doughnuts, crullers, sour cream doughnuts, apple fritters and more. The shop often has seasonal or holiday-based doughnuts, like the current Pirate Doughnut honoring International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19.

A dozen glazed doughnuts are $7.99. An assorted dozen costs $8.99. The store is open Monday – Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. It’s open Sundays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

3. Art City Donuts

Art City Donuts is a food truck. Their doughnuts are topped with creams and frostings. Specials include blueberry crumble, shortcake, french toast, cinnabomb, peaches and cream, boston cream, raspberry crumble, southern belle and sweet pig.

The “Mini Donut Masterpieces” are sold in various locations in Provo and surrounding cities. Followers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter can find schedules and locations at the start of the week. The handle is @ArtCityDonuts.

4. The Donut Hole

The Donut Hole is fairly new. Its official ribbon-cutting occured on Nov. 14, 2013. The shop is located at 1392 Turf Farm Way in Payson.

The Donut Hole sells kolaches, a Czechoslovakian pastry with fruit inside. It also sells orange pull-aparts and the classics, like doughnut bars, chocolate, sprinkled and glazed doughnuts.

It is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or until the doughnuts sell out.

5. Daylight Donuts

A Daylight Donuts shop is now open at 1180 N. Main St. Ste. 2 in Springville. In 1954, Tommy and Lucille Day started their quest to create their own perfectly light flavored and textured doughnut, making today’s Daylight Donuts.

The menu includes cake and raised dozen doughnuts for $7.99 and a Big Mix dozen (12 rolls) for $13.99.

Individual cake and raised doughnuts are 79 cents. Rolls (Bear Claws, fritters, honey bun, Pine Cone, cinnamon roll and maple bacon bar) are $1.39.

The shop is open Monday – Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. It’s closed Sundays.

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