It's National Donut Day, which means American citizens are duty bound to eat their feelings and bury their anxiety under a mound of deep-fried, sugar glazed donuts—and like it.
To help mark the important holiday on the calendar, Yelp has compiled a list of some of the Most Beautiful Donuts in the Nation. They determined who made the cut by looking at the donut shops that had the highest number of photos on Yelp. The result is a collection of donuts that are better looking than most people's kids. One word of caution: Try not to drool on your phone or computer.
Here are the top ten most Instagram worthy donuts:
1. Voodoo Doughnut (multiple locations)
2. Leonard's Bakery (Honolulu)
3. Donut Bar (multiple locations)
4. California Donuts (multiple locations)
5. Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee (Costa Mesa, CA)
6. The Donut Man (Glendora, CA)
7. Afters Ice Cream (Fountain Valley, CA)
8. Blue Star Donuts (multiple locations)
9. The Donuttery (Huntington Beach, CA)
10. DK's Donuts & Bakery (Santa Monica)
Other notable entries just missing the top 10 on Yelp's list include the too-cute-to-eat doughnuts at the Hello Kitty Café in Irvine, California, the little gems served up at District Donuts Sliders Brew in New Orleans, and the gorgeous monstrosities served up at Gourdough's in Austin (they're the best reason not to mute all SXSW content on social media).
[Photo: Rachel G. via Yelp]
[Photo: Hannah Y. via Yelp]
[Photo: Merica S. via Yelp] ML