My love for food grows stronger each time I try something new. During my time in Raleigh, for the long weekend, I finally embarked on an easy 30-minute journey to...MONUTS DONUTS! My dear friend, Etta, shared this gem with me during her time in Durham. She said this was a great donut shop that I M U S T experience.
From the minute I walked in, I knew I was in for a treat. Since it was my first time, I couldn’t just try one. This is why the box of a dozen was invented. I squeezed in as many donuts as I could and was headed back down the road to share them with the fam.
After a sampling party of our own, the top 3 results are in. Apple Cider is, by far, my favorite donut on their roster. Anything with apple and sugar is a hit in my book. It was like eating fresh squeezed cider in donut form. Second is the North Carolinian, a sweet potato cake covered in bourbon glaze. T O - D I E - F O R. Third was their Peach and Pistachio. The perfect mix of salty from the nuts sprinkled on top and sweet from the peach flavor. This is a combination I continuously crave. Each of the donuts were moist, with just the right amount of sweetness and cakey consistency.
This gem was brought to life by co-owners, Lindsey Moriarty and Rob Gillespie. They have created a supportive environment for their team and delicious treats for their visitors. They are a company that values community and using quality ingredients.
“As active members of this community, we believe three things. Good food unites, good people inspire, and good jobs support.”
Monuts Donuts has been added to my list of “must-haves” when traveling to Raleigh. Located where Magnolia Grill, one of my mom’s all-time-favorites, once was, they embody the essence of tantalizing cuisine. I look forward to indulging in more flavors upon my return in November!