This past weekend Dan and I visited Stacked Donuts at Mei Mei Street Kitchen in Boston. Stacked Donuts is currently a pop-up shop. It has popped up at several different restaurants in the city so make sure to follow along via twitter or instagram to find out where it will pop up next. Stacked Donuts is run by Stephanie Cmar, a contestant on season 11 of Top Chef. Although she was eliminated from the show, Stephanie's endeavor into the world of donuts has been a massive success. Donuts often sell out within 20 minutes of opening the shop each weekend.
Dan and I showed up early to make sure we got a full selection of donuts. Just to give you perspective, there were only three people in line 35 minutes before opening but then there were about thirty people in line 20 minutes before opening. It wasn't long before there was a line down the street and around the corner. A staff member handed out free donut holes to everyone waiting in line which I thought was really nice.
We tried all three of the donuts offered that morning. First up was the blueberry pie donut. I thought Stephanie captured the flavor of blueberry pie perfectly with this one. I would definitely order it again.
I also loved the cookies and cream donut. All of her donuts all light, airy and baked to perfection. Donuts are $3 each which is a little bit pricey but similar to the price at other specialty shops in the Boston area. I didn't love the green tea donut, but to be fair I have never liked the flavor of green tea.
Stacked Donuts recently joined forces with Trademark Tarts, which sells really fun homemade poptarts. We sampled the birthday cake poptart, as well as the cherry limeade poptart. My favorite was definitely the birthday cake- so good!
Rumor has it that Stephanie will open an actual donut shop sometime in the next year. If that's true, I can't wait to visit and sample more of her fun donut flavors.