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Blackbird Donuts, South End

In case you haven't gotten the memo, cupcakes are out and gourmet donuts are in. Blackbird donuts, from the team behind Gallows restaurant, is Boston's newest entry into the trend.

My friend Leslie lives near the shop so she bought me some to taste. She selected salted toffee, lemon coconut, and pepperoni pizza .



I'll start with the pepperoni pizza donut – this was basically a pizza bagel, except on a softer and mushier base. The donut added nothing to the experience; it felt more trendy than delicious.

Luckily, the sweet donuts were far better. The salted toffee had enough salt, which is something a lot of salted caramel things lack. The lemon coconut also had a punch of tart lemon and a generous amount of coconut. My only issue with the donuts is that the flavorings were only on the exterior. Some kind of filling would've been great.

The donuts themselves are raised donuts, different from the cake donuts that are more common. They will cost you three dollars a pop, which seems to be the going rate for a specialty donut. I would say that Blackbird is on par with Union Square donuts, but demerits for the silly pizza donut.


http://www.blackbirddoughnuts.com/

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