Sublime Doughnuts

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Alright, so, if you read my posts, you know that I love doughnuts. If you don’t, well, now you do. Literally every state that I travel to, I have to at least make one doughnut stop. And, bless their hearts, I’m not talking about Dunkin’ (although, I’m not elitist enough to be above them, they’re still super delicious), I mean local, independent shops, showcasing their finest. So, I had to put my doughnut pants on (usually with a forgiving waistband) and head over to Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta.

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Located in a somewhat unassuming little strip-mall-like plaza, these guys are serving up a combination of unique doughnuts made of yeast and some fritters. And, the décor is something to take note of too, from the large cartoon-like graffiti wall, to the doughnut pillows on their couches, and all the doughnut themed merch.

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They had so many doughnuts to choose from, that I had to restrain myself. I knew I’d be able to eat a ton, especially since they’re really affordable, but, you know, I gotta keep a little self control. So, I went for a fearsome threesome. First, I had the Chocolate Banana Fritter. The fritter itself was light, yet moist (ugh, I really hate that word), and had an excellent, subtle, banana flavor. Topped with some chocolate drizzle, you really can’t lose with this one.

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Next, I had the Butterfinger, which was a special that day. It’s tough not to enjoy this one. I mean, you’ve got a candy bar inspired, deliciously light, and slightly chewy yeast doughnut, that’s dipped in chocolate and topped with crushed up Butterfinger bars. What. Is. Happening. In. My. Mouth? A party, that’s what.

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Finally, I had the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. So, yeah, I love candy, and this was a no-brainer. Luckily, it was also ridiculous, probably being my favorite one. Again, it starts with a delicious yeast doughnut. Then, it’s dipped in a milk chocolate, and filled with little pool of Reese’s style peanut butter. If that’s not enough, you get little chunks of the PB cups on top, because, you know, Reese’s. It’s simple, yet brilliant, and crazy good.

The Shorts:
Name: Sublime Doughnuts
Location: 535 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Do fish need water? Hell yeah, that laundry list of doughnuts needs me to check them off one by one (or 5 by 5, or, whatever).
Would I recommend it? Totally. They actually have plenty of room there to sit and hang out, so, if you feel the urge to try a lot, but want to pace yourself, grab a seat or couch, and go for the doughnut marathon, not the sprint.

Zaro’s Bakery

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I recently saw this Thrillist article for “The 10 Things You Didn’t Know” about the Black and White Cookie. First being, it’s not actually a cookie, it’s a “drop cake”. Mind. Blown. Then it got me thinking, “man, I haven’t had a Black and White Cookie Drop Cake in a while”. So, I headed to Zaro’s Bakery, famous for their B&Ws and also a part of my Grand Central Tour.

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For decades, Zaro’s has been making baked goods like cookies, pastries, and of course, their famous Black and Whites. Now with a number of NYC locations, people can get their fix in just about any part of town.

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And so, I tried one of their Black and White Cookies for the first time (how disappointed would you be if that’s not even what I got?). I feel like, similar to an Oreo or Reese’s, people have their own way of eating this cookie. For me, I split it in half, and eat the chocolate side first, then the vanilla. Any way you eat it, it’s delicious. It’s sweet and cakey, the chocolate is rich and creamy, and the vanilla is sugary sweet and slightly crunchy like glaze. 

The Shorts:
Name: Zaro’s Bakery
Location: Main Concourse, Grand Central Terminal, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? The answer’s black and white (ba-doom-chi!), yes. 
Would I recommend it? For sure, and if B&Ws aren’t your thing, they have plenty of other baked goods to choose from.