Donut Dip has the best doughnuts in Mass., according to Food & Wine

Consider trying the shop's seasonal hot cross doughnuts.

Apple cider donuts at Wilson Farm in Lexington
In the mood for a doughnut? David L Ryan/Globe Staff

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We all have our opinions about the best doughnuts in Massachusetts, but national publication Food & Wine has made their choice known: Donut Dip.

On Friday, Food & Wine released a list of The Best Doughnuts in Every State, a comprehensive guide that’s “intensely personal” for writer David Landsel. When it comes to naming a Massachusetts favorite, Landsel goes all-in on Donut Dip, a West Springfield shop that debuted in 1957 (a second shop opened in East Longmeadow in 1965, but closed in 2019). The shop’s pièce de résistance, Landsel wrote, are the hot cross doughnuts, which make an appearance during Lent.


“You know hot cross buns, if you grew up celebrating Easter; hot cross doughnuts, however, maybe you don’t know, at least not yet,” Landsel wrote. “Raisin-studded and topped with the trademark icing cross, one of these fresh on the line is way too much fun for this time of year.”

He also called out Donut Dip’s cider doughnuts — “some of New England’s finest” — which are available year-round.

Landsel gave a shout-out to other New England doughnut shops as well, including Neil’s Donuts in Wallingford, Conn., and three Maine shops: Congdon’s Doughnuts in Wells, The Holy Donut in Portland, and Lil’s Cafe in Kittery. He also named Muriel’s Donuts in Lebanon, N.H.; Allie’s Donuts in North Kingstown, R.I.; and two Vermont doughnut havens: Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury and Shelburne Orchards in Shelburne.

For more mouth-watering doughnut options, check out Food & Wine’s complete list of the best doughnuts in every state.

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