Yes, America's hole-punched, glazed version is one of the most popular takes on the doughnut, but that doesn't make it the best. Countries spanning from Mexico to Germany—and many places in between—can trace back some form of small, baked (or fried!) dough in their culinary lineage: the French beignet, and the Italian bombolone are both relatives. Today, the doughnut continues to evolve as new bakeries around the world put their spin on the classic treat. We poured a big cup of coffee and nose-dived into a search for the best ones around the world.More
Although it has locations in Sydney, Melbourne, and on the Gold Coast, Australia's Doughnut Time first opened in Brisbane and calls the city home. The menu is full of cleverly named creations like the M&M-covered "Slim Shady," but our hearts really belong to the "Love at First Bite"—a cinnamon-sugar-dusted treat filled with Nutella.
32 Alfred Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia. doughnuttime.com.au.
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dough Darlings makes its doughnuts with beloved ingredients from around Asia—the smooth, green tea-flavored filling of the "Matcha Bomb" and the smoky beef and chili-topped "Se'i Fuga" reference beloved Japanese and Indonesian fare, respectively. Dough Darlings, which exclusively accepts orders by text, call, or email, created a special menu to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This sweet and savory combination of Oolong tea and pistachio flavors looks like a sweet, nutty twist on a Chinese tradition.
Jakarta, Indonesia. doughdarlings.com.