Before I go in to my discovery of the perfect vegan donut, I’d like to recommend that you get to your local movie theater ASAP. The current menu of films is muy excellente. There are three movies I have seen in late 2010 that I cannot stop thinking: The Social Network, 127 Hours, and Black Swan. You need to see each of them pronto! Well, technically Black Swan hasn’t been released yet but when it comes out on December 3rd you should be first in line. It is soooo freaky and so good. Even if you aren’t down with the freaky, it’s impossible to not be awed by the ballet scenes.
I’m particularly enthused because I thought last year’s crop of award contenders was incredibly lackluster (Up in the Air?! That snoozefest is Oscar worthy? Am I the only person that finds that ludicris?) But this year there has already been a slew of great flicks and there are only more to come! The industry is already abuzz about Another Year, The King’s Speech, True Grit, and The Fighter and they all come out before year’s end. But seriously…Black Swan, Black Swan, Black Swan.
Now back to this donut. I came across it serendipitously at a Whole Foods in Berkeley. We were perusing the salad bar so my mom could get some food for her flight back to the east coast when I spied a small selection of vegan donuts in the bakery case. I couldn’t resist indulging when I spotted my favorite donut flavor of all time–cinnamon sugar. A basic flavor, yes, but it is nonetheless one I have never come across in my vegan donutting adventures. While I recently raved about Voodoo Donut in Portland (and I still stick by said rave), this little donut made by Posh Bakery in Santa Clara was the kind that just melts right on your tongue. Its super-fine sugar topping and buttery insides lived up to my memory of my old flame–Dunkin Donut’s Cinnamon Crumb. You Northern Californians have it so good. We have a dearth of donuts down here while you can just get the creme de la creme of the orbicular pastries by walking into any ole Whole Foods. But of course, down here we have cool movie screenings, so it all evens out!