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Friday, February 3, 2023

“Doughnut” Stop Me Now

Sprinkled, glazed, iced, jelly-filled — no matter how you prefer your doughnuts, make sure to order one (or a dozen) tomorrow for National Doughnut Day. The U.S. celebrates the official holiday each year on the first Friday in June, and the Tri-State is no different. Get your doughnut fix at one of these local establishments.

Donut Bank

A local chain since 1967, Donut Bank has nine locations across the Tri-State. The shop is known for its doughnut recipes, coffee, and custom-iced cookies. In honor of National Doughnut Day, all locations will offer a free assorted doughnut with any purchase while supplies last.

If you go, try: Chocolate Cake Donut Balls

Parlor Doughnuts

In the midst of a renovating a second location on Main Street, Parlor Doughnuts (301 N. Green River Road) is still one of Evansville’s most popular bakeries. Serving one-of-a-kind flaky doughnuts, specialty breakfast sandwiches, juice from Sunshine Juice Co., and original shakes.

If you go, try: Reese’s Doughnut

Panaderia San Miguel

At Panaderia San Miguel, it’s all about tradition. The authentic Salvadorian bakery offers classic doughnuts, pastries, and breads, as well as a breakfast and lunch menu. A hidden gem at 2004 Washington Ave., Panaderia San Miguel provides plenty of daily fresh-baked goods for customers to choose from in its self-serve display case.

If you go, try: Banderilla (puff pastry with caramelized sugar)

2nd Language

The Patisserie at 2nd Language (401 N.W. 2nd St.) has remained popular with residents since it opened in 2020 with its three monthly rotating cronut flavors. For June, the bakery has unveiled the traditional strawberry lemonade, indulgent chocolate pecan cheesecake, and global pistachio hot honey. Influenced by European pastries, these layered, filled doughnuts are accompanied on the menu by smoothie bowls and savory porridge.

On June 4, the first 50 guests at 2nd Language will receive a free French doughnut and the opportunity to purchase exclusive t-shirts.

If you go, try: Brioche Bouquet

Pioneer Bakery

Boonville, Indiana, makes an appearance on our list with Pioneer Bakery. Residents and visitors alike can’t stop talking about the classic local bakery at 215 E. Gum St. Pioneer’s signature is classic American-style favorites such as chocolate and vanilla Long Johns, iced crème and jelly-filled doughnuts, and cinnamon rolls.

If you go, try: A classic Long John

Photo provided by Pioneer Bakery.

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