I need dangerously little persuasion to eat a doughnut. If you know anything about me, my love for doughnuts is obviously one of the first things you think about. Therefore, it seems only natural that you should trust me to come up with 7 amazing ways to celebrate National Donut Day on June 3. I’m a subject matter expert. Additionally, because I’m grammar anal and need to preface this, I’m using both traditional spellings for donuts or doughnuts in this blog post. It’s fine.
1. Get Free Donuts (and eat them)
Duh. There are a bunch of national donut chains offering up the goods for free on June 3. Krispy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts, Entenman’s – free, free and free. For a full list, check out this link: Here Are All the Places You Can Get Free Doughnuts on National Doughnut Day
2. Get Free Donuts in Chicago (and eat them)
Yes, I live in Chicago, therefore I rarely eat Dunkin Donuts. I save myself for the good stuff, in order of holiness, Glazed & Infused, Stan’s and Do-Rite. If you’re a Chicagoan, check out all the places you can get a free doughnut from Time-Out: 9 Donut Day Freebies and Specials in Chicago
3. Look at Donuts on Instagram
Perhaps you’re on a diet, er, lifestyle change and don’t want to physically eat a donut. Why not stare longingly at your Instagram feed tomorrow as everyone else eats a donut? Yeah, that should be good times. Food & Wine Magazine put together a list of the best doughnut shops on Instagram, so if you want to ogle some donuts, that should be a good place to start. Need another? How about this one (from Glazed & Infused):
4. Make Doughnuts
The only thing more rewarding than buying a donut in a coffee shop is making a donut from scratch. Ok, I’d never really make a donut from scratch, but it seems like it could be true. Why don’t you try your hand at making these Orange Cardamom Doughnuts with Cranberry Glaze?
5. Make a Recipe with Doughnuts
As wonderful as they are on their own, doughnuts don’t have to be a standalone experience. They can be made into something else delicious entirely! For instance, what about this Cherry Cakeughnut, aka Day-Old-Doughnut Coffee Cake from Make it Like a Man:
Or how about this crazy amazing-looking Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding from Spicy Southern Kitchen:
6. Draw on your Doughnuts
Inspired by Doodles Doughnuts in Chicago, why not grab some icing and go to town? I recently made a Doodle Doughnut for my 35th birthday (#halfwayto70), and it’s super fun and super tasty.
7. Wear Doughnut Clothing
My roommate, who clearly knows of my donut obsession, bought me this fantastic piece of wearable art for Christmas:
There are so many other doughnut fashion statements to be made, like this beautiful tank:
And this stylish t-shirt:
If all else fails, just dress up your dog like a donut:
Just eat a damn doughnut. Treat yo’ self.