Ten Best Doughnuts in Broward and Palm Beach
2. Dandee Donut Factory
Nicole Danna The sour-cream glazed cake doughnut from Dandee Donut Factory in Deerfield.
If you want to talk old-fashioned -- and that goes for the shop and not just the type of doughnut -- look no further than Dandee Donut Factory in Pembroke Pines. Frank Pucine and Peter Spyredes have been in the doughnut business since the mid-'90s, but the place has the look and feel that would suggest they've been around much longer. The shop offers nearly 50 varieties -- provided you get there early -- but there's also coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and omelets, or lunch items to give the place that all-day appeal. And no worries about running out of goods and closing up shop: The Pompano Beach location is open 24 hours, while Hollywood and Deerfield are open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
1. Mojo Donuts
Mojo Donuts Mojo Donuts' special St. Patrick's Day doughnut.
Mojo Donuts opened in Pembroke Pines last February by husband-and-wife team Shelly and chef Shawn Neifeld. Extensive travelers, the Neifelds missed the doughnuts they'd devoured across the country, including in cities like Chicago and New York. It was a call to action: They decided what South Florida needed was a gourmet doughnut shop, so they opened one. Like many specialty shops, most of Mojo's baked goods -- all 20-plus flavors -- tend to sell out rather quickly, making it less doughnut shop and more coffeehouse come noon. Mojo is open daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (at least, they try to stay open that late but don't often make it past 2 p.m.). The hype around this place is thanks to the Neifelds' wild creations, like the 420-munchie doughnut, topped with everything from chocolate glaze to potato sticks and said to be made in honor of National Marijuana Day. Like any specialty shop, they have their own take on the standard gourmet riffs, including a decadent bacon and Nutella combo and a rich red velvet cake. The real wild side comes from picks like the Fruity Pebbles or sour-gummy-worm-topped yeast doughnut. There's even a Cuban-style, pastelito-like doughnut, the likes of which you'd see only in South Florida, filled with cream cheese and guava.
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