Take The Northern California Donut Trail For A Delightfully Delicious Day Trip
When you feel like adding a bit of delicious joy to your morning, a visit to one of Northern California’s donut shops is the perfect thing. We sure have a lot of fantastic shops, cafes, and bakeries to choose from! Why choose just one, though? Take the Northern California Donut Trail and you’ll be treated to six visits to the sweetest donut shops around. From classic donut counters to trendy eateries, there’s something for everybody on this delightfully delicious day trip.
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1. Heavenly Donuts, Redding
The first stop on the Northern California Donut Trail is Redding's Heavenly Donuts! Boasting more than 30 years of donut-making experience, you can bet that the donuts at this shop are simply divine. This classic donut shop has all of your favorites, from twists and raised donuts to fritters and turnovers.
2. Donut Nook, Chico
Next up, we'll be stopping at Chico's top-rated donut shop: Donut Nook. This donut counter looks pretty nondescript from the outside, but inside you'll find a fantastic selection of all types of mouthwatering donuts. Bear claws, custard bars, jelly donuts, chocolate donuts - they have it all. However, the shop is perhaps most famous for its Chocolate Chip Square - a perfectly moist donut filled with melted chocolate chips.
3. Milk Money, Sacramento
The third stop on the Donut Trail is a donut shop unlike any other. Milk Money combines handcrafted ice cream with donuts for a flavorful experience you won't forget. The shop is also known for its variety of unique flavors, like the North Face Hipster (vanilla brioche, white chocolate glaze, green tea crumb, and macademia nuts) and the Milk Money Donut (orange creamsicle glaze, coriander, and brown sugar streusel.)
4. Marie's Donuts, Sacramento
Next, head on over to a Sacramento icon - Marie's Donuts. This walk-up donut shop has been around for a bit and it's easy to see why so many people love it. Beloved for its fresh, traditional quality and late-night hours, nothing beats a fresh-out-the-oven maple bar or glazed donut from this delightful donut shop. For something extra decadent, try the cream donut filled with real whipped cream!
5. BJ Cinnamon, Folsom
Another NorCal favorite, BJ Cinnamon never disappoints. This donut shop in Folsom has been around for a decade and has been continually top-rated. It was even featured by Delish as one of the best donut shops in the country. Although the name suggests a focus on cinnamon rolls, you'll find that BJ has all of your favorite types of donuts, including donut holes so hot that they actually melt in your mouth.
6. Donut King, Citrus Heights
The Donut Trail comes to an end at an old-fashioned donut counter in Citrus Heights. Donut King is a classic shop that serves all of the typical varieties of donuts 24 hours a day. Yes, you read that correctly - they are open all day and all night long for your donut-devouring pleasure. Low prices, a large selection, and hot coffee - you can't ask for much more than that!
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