Friday, March 18, 2016

Dottie's Donuts: The Sweetly Launched Storefront

It was such a treat that Dottie's Donuts, one of the staple desserts for local sweet-tooth addictive vegans, has finally opened their West Philadelphia location this bright, beautiful morning.
Over the past few months, Dottie's Donuts has been a wonderful, necessary fix.
They sell their animal free rounded deliciousness at various area locations. Center City's Govinda's is usually my place of choice, being near school and all. 
Now Dottie's has cemented a stake in the neighborhood-- aka great walking distance and a reason for the euphoric pep step. Although missing the free cookies and other goodies, I was pleasantly surprised by the spectacle, reminding me a bit of Dun-Well Doughnuts-- the donuts on a stack on silver racks, purchased donuts removed from mentioned racks, and even how donuts were displayed. Yet while Dun-Well Doughnuts has that rustic, bicycle aesthetic, Dottie's Donuts has an irresistibly unique presence offering good harmless fun. Plus both doughtnut-teries spell "donut" rather differently.
Still, I love both places. I'm especially thrilled for Dottie's-- it's been a long time coming.
Happy heart, satisfied belly, and sugar high taste buds would love to thank the hardworking, very creative peeps behind Dottie's Donuts and wish them all the best of luck in the world. So many of us, vegans and non-vegans, are hyper-enthusiastic and proud to guzzle up mouthwatering donuts!

The confectionery painted decor is a charming bold pink and white with heavy black accents which suits purpose quite well. Joyous singing and skipping around groups of animated donuts added humored spunk and mischievous spirit. Makes it a friendly, approachable location to gobble away. The place is also small and intimate, so whatever the donut rush hour may be, just giving a heads up that things might get tight.
Donuts, outside of their traditional four flavor a day variety, there were about ten choices (some sold out like the Boston Cream Pie). The clean clear display case showed off chocolate, chocolate peanut butter pretzel, stuffed peanut and butter and jelly, lemon poppyseed, Rooibos tea, and others. There was also iced cinnamon rolls, cellophane wrapped muffins, bagels with choice cream cheeses, coffee drinks and tea. Overall, a perfect menu with a reasonable price.
Donuts en route home. Only one did not survive entirety of journey....
In radiant sunshine and to the hip classic beat of Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," I hold no shame in revealing that minutely warm blueberry maple met a rather gluttonous end. Pliant, moist and tender donut tasted like heaven's sugared brilliance, almost causing some traffic stopping dancing in the streets. Sugar twinged insides chirped with delightful pleasure at the knowledge that this is perhaps the freshest donut I have ever personally consumed by beloved Dottie. And I am even more pleased to state that walking down to a vegan favorite will be the most cherished event of my mornings now. One could get used to yummy specialty.

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