Dad was visiting from New York and had a sudden craving for a plain, old-fashioned donut. You’re in luck, I said — we live 10 minutes from the best donut shop in the world, and no, I don’t mean Dunkin’.
Allie’s Donuts on Route 2 in North Kingstown has been in business since 1968 and, if the lines that form pretty much any morning are any indication, will be around at least another half-century. Unlike Dad’s healthier example, I love their sinful chocolate frosted and Boston Cream donuts, while my wife goes for a glazed alongside a hot hazelnut coffee.
You can’t really go wrong here, donut-wise, and local kids know that the ultimate party favor is a donut birthday cake from Allie’s. The shop is open 5 am to 3 pm weekdays and 6 am-1 pm weekends, so you can get your day fueled up early or indulge in a donut lunch.
(Photos © Bob Curley)