Hole-y Moley, it’s almost National Donut Day!
Did someone say … donuts? Yes, yes we did.
National Donut Day is on Friday, June 5th. It is on the first Friday of June every year. This holiday is in commemoration for the “Lassies” who served donuts to soldiers in World War I. In 1938, National Donut Day became an official holiday, when the Chicago Salvation Army desired to help those in need due to the detrimental effects of the Great Depression. Today, National Donut Day helps local businesses and entrepreneurs, with sugary sweets.
If interested, read more here about the holiday.
We Donut Know What We’d Do Without Donuts
While the history of donuts may be a little, well, nuts, they came to Manhattan as “olykoeks,” or oily cakes. In the 1800s, Elizabeth Gregory made a fried dough, with spices and lemon, for her son and his long sea voyages. To store the dough, she put walnuts, or hazelnuts, in the middle of the dough. Thus, creating a donut with a hole, the first donut hole.
Donuts, however, were not popularized, until World War I. Female volunteers donated millions of donuts to American soldiers in French trenches.
Years later, the first donut machine was invented in 1920 in New York City. By the 1930s, donuts became a coveted baked good along the East Coast, and throughout the U.S.
A Glaze-ing Donuteries
These donuteries are (do)nuts! Celebrate National Donut Day and support local, by ordering a half-dozen, or dozen, delicious donuts.
Diablo Doughnuts in Federal Hill
Diablo Doughnuts has wild flavors like Dunkaroos, Berry Cheesecake, and Unicorn Farts. Yum!
Donut Alliance in Hamilton-Lauraville
Donut Alliance is releasing these tasty treats this week: the new PB & Jelly, Chai Spice, Pink Lemonade, S’mores, Strawberry, Cinsugar, Powdered, & Cookie Monster. View their IG post here for more info.
Call (443) 885-9052 to preorder for Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday. You can pick up orders from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Full Circle Artisan Palace in Hampden
Their menu has filled, and non-filled donuts. The filled donuts include: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Vietnamese Coffee, Peanuts and Crackerjacks, Jalapeno Popper, and more. The non-filled donuts include: Old Fashion Glaze, Chocolate Glaze, Cinnamon Sugar, and Espresso Sugar. Coffee and donuts? Yes, please!
Check out their IG post here, for more details.
Harmony Bakery in Hampden
Harmony Bakery is serving guilt-free, gluten-free, and vegan donuts on National Donut Day. Their flavors are Cinnamon Sugar and Choco Glaze. Stay updated with their Instagram @harmonybakery, for more information.
You can order online here, for pickup.
Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering a free classic donut on National Donut Day, with the purchase of any beverage.