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Kamehameha Bakery (Hawaii 2018): Poi Haupia Donut

We first came across the legendary Poi Glazed Donut from Kamehameha Bakery in 2017. Located in the same industrial-looking mini mall as Young’s Fish Market, it wasn’t rocket science that we would come back here again. Unfortunately, by the time we arrived (just after noon), they were already sold out of their poi glazed donuts! 😦
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Modo Hawaii (Hawaii 2018): Mochi Donuts!

Our first experience with mochi donuts was with a Mister Donut in Akihabara in Japan where we got to try their famous Pon De Ring. For those of you unfamiliar, mochi donuts are dangerously addictive given how easy it is to polish them off. So when I saw that they opened up Modo Hawaii inside the International Marketplace, I knew that we would stop by here during our next visit to Waikiki.
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Mister Donut (Akihabara): Tokyo 2017

When you’re this good… they call you “MISTER”. Seriously… I don’t know what else you can say about Mister Donut. Interestingly, Mister Donut originated in the US but is now headquartered in Japan. That probably explains why their mochi donut is soooo good.
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Krispy Kreme (Abeno Q’s Mall): Osaka 2017

If you go back just over 11 years ago, there were no Krispy Kreme doughnut shops in Japan. Now, there’s over 40. I suppose they’ve really embraced the whole western fatty food culture. Not that I’m complaining at all.
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Top Pot Doughnuts (Queen Anne): Hand-Forged Doughnuts

I love the story about how the name “Top Pot” Doughnuts came about. It seems that, prior to opening Top Pot, the co-founders had noticed a dilapidated neon sign above a boarded-up Chinese restaurant called “TOPSPOT”. They purchased it and left it in their backyard for four years before they decided to have it restored. Once they did, however, the middle “S” fell off, leaving the words “TOP POT” instead.
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Daily Dozen Doughnut Company (Seattle): Mini Doughnuts

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company is a mini doughnut stall located in Pike Place Market (fairly close to where they toss the fish around).
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Liliha Bakery (Hawaii 2017): Cuckoo for Coco Puffs

Our road trip to the windward coast began with donuts, so it was only appropriate to end with donuts too. While we had started with Kamehameha Bakery in the morning, our return trip ended with a visit to Liliha Bakery located in the Liliha-Kapalama neighbourhood.
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Kamehameha Bakery (Hawaii 2017): Poi Glazed Donut

On our visit to Oahu this year, we decided that we’d rent a car and head out to some of the places on the windward side of the island. Since we were heading out early, we figured the best thing to do would be to grab a quick snack from Kamehameha Bakery in the Kalihi area of Honolulu.
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Outpost Mini Donut Co. – Mini Donut Heaven

If you want proof that great things come in small packages, just take a look at Outpost Mini Donut Co. in Steveston.
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Brodeur’s Bistro – Southern Comfort Foods

As a 70’s child that grew up in the 80’s in Vancouver, I have lasting memories of the 1982 Stanley Cup run with “King” Richard Brodeur between the pipes (I even have his autograph tucked away somewhere). We came across Brodeur’s Bistro in Abbotsford back in July and you can forgive my expectation that this establishment was somehow connected to Richard Brodeur. In fact, there is no connection at all (they came up with the name as an easily recognizable French surname).
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Honey Doughnuts and Goodies

There are very few things that are more satisfying after a long hike than gorging yourself on some decadent treats. Fortunately, if you find yourself in Deep Cove after a hike up to Quarry Rock, there’s just such a spot.
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Voodoo Doughnut Too (Portland Road Trip 2016)

As I’ve mentioned before, donuts is pretty much synonymous with Portland and nothing screams donuts more than Voodoo Doughnuts.
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