Today, June 7, 2013 is National Doughnut Day. It’s not too late to go out and celebrate with your favorite, decadent, doughnut-y delight.
Whether you love Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’ Donuts, Dreesen’s doughnuts (at Scoop de Jour or Bagel Buoy) or the slightly less sweet and equally delicious apple cider doughnuts at The Milk Pail, this is your day to indulge. Let’s also take a moment—as this is the first National Doughnut Day without them—to morn the loss of the Hostess doughnut, which went the way of the dodo in November of last year.
It turns out, National Doughnut Day is not a scheme devised by the evil doughnut industrialists or the “Time to Make the Doughnuts” guy. We celebrate these tasty rings of dough on the first Friday of June each year, thanks to the Salvation Army, which created the day as an event to honor women who served soldiers doughnuts during World War I (thanks, Wikipedia!). We’ve been told “many American doughnut stores offer free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day,” but there’s no evidence that’s happening in the Hamptons today.
Looking for a Hamptons best bet on National Doughnut Day? Warm up an apple cider doughnut from The Milk Pail in your toaster oven at about 300 degrees until it’s nice and hot, and a little crispy. Then toss it in a bowl with two tablespoons of your favorite vanilla ice cream.
Now that’s something to celebrate!
Tell us your favorite local doughnut and why in the comments below.