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10 US Locations to Enjoy an Underground Donut Tour

If you like donuts, you’re going to love Underground Donut Tours! What started in Chicago in 2015, has become a delicious tour you can now enjoy in 10 locations across the US.

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Walking about 2 miles through the heart of downtown Chicago, parts of River North and finishing near Michigan Avenue (Magnificent Mile), this tour is for those who love donuts and love Chicago. We stop at 4 of the best donut shops in the city and have samples at each one. Bring your walking shoes and your appetite, because you’ll need both.

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Our tour begins in the Financial District at Kane’s Donuts where we’ll sample several of their daily flavors. After which, we’ll take a leisurely stroll along the waterfront on our way over to Boston’s Public Market. While there, we’ll try some delicious donuts and apple cider. You’ll also learn some history around the market and have a moment to check out other vendors. On to our third stop, we’ll walk through Boston’s North End or “Little Italy” neighborhood – one of the oldest neighborhoods in Boston. It’s also the home to the Old North Church, which was the starting point for Paul Revere’s famous ride during the Revolutionary War. In the North End, we’ll stop at one of the oldest bakeries in the neighborhood. We’ll have a uniquely Boston treat while we’re here. Lastly, we’ll walk back through the North End to end our tour back at the Public Market where we’ll finish with Union Square Donuts.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Our tour begins in the Sobro (South of Broadway) neighborhood at Parlor Doughnuts, one of the newest editions to the area. Here we’ll try some of their amazing donuts, featured above. After that, we’ll take a leisurely walk through downtown, stopping along the way to talk about the major entertainment district along Broadway. We’ll then continue our way to two amazing donut shops in the Arts District. We’ll end our tour at Donut Distillery in the Assembly Food Hall, which has plenty of options for delicious donuts, as well as other amazing food and drinks.

PORTLAND, OREGON
The tour starts near the PSU campus where we try an assortment of donuts. Next, we take a leisurely walk through the park towards downtown Portland. Along the way you’ll learn about Portland history, both for donuts as well as the larger restaurant industry. Depending on what’s open that day, we may stop at Fills Donuts or make a stop at 180 Churros. It just depends on which is open. At our next stop we’ll try some fresh beignets and chocolate sea salt donuts that are so, so delicious. Lastly, we’ll stop at the the place that started it all, Voodoo Doughnuts. Don’t worry though, because you can skip the line. Along the way, we’ll sprinkle in some humor, history, and fun for the whole family.

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Brooklyn is home to some of America’s most iconic donut shops including Doughnut Plant, Peter Pan Doughnuts and so many more. The tour starts at Doughnut Plant, walks through McCarren park stopping along the way to talk about Brooklyn history, culture, and sights you should check out. We stop at 4 very different donut shops along the way, ending the tour at Peter Pan Doughnuts. The tour is easily accessed via public transportation, but feel to arrive in whatever manner you wish.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
We’ll start in the Flatiron District of Manhattan where you’ll learn about New York history and architecture while trying some of the best donuts New York city has to offer. We’ll stop by a totally unique donut shop that has a brioche style donut that’s amazingly tender and moist with flavors you’ve never tried before. From there, we’ll give a little history around two of Manhattan’s major landmarks – the Empire State building and One World Trade. Next stop is a “golden oldie” – a donut shop that’s been around for over 50 years. And finally, we’ll finish the tour in Greenwich Village where you’ll try an everything donut. You heard that right – everything…donut along with maybe one or two flavors for good measure.

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
Have you had a hot and fresh donut right out of the fryer? Well, you better get ready because we start the tour with a bang. Starting on South street, we try some hot and fresh donuts followed up by a quick walk past Jim’s Steaks, a classic amongst cheesesteak aficionados. Up next are the best vegan donuts you’ve ever had. Never had vegan donuts? Trust me, if I didn’t tell you – you wouldn’t be able to tell. They are that tasty! Then we give a brief history of Philadelphia and its culinary and donut scene, which leads us to our third stop where we mash donuts and ice cream together for one amazing treat. Our final stop is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Philadelphia, Reading Terminal Market.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
Walking along Magazine Street, we’ll visit 4 different shops – trying donuts and beignets all along the way. Starting with traditional beignets with powdered sugar and a coffee in hand, we’ll learn about the neighborhoods rich history as it relates to New Orleans. At each stop, you’ll learn the history and what makes each store unique and special. at our second stop, we’ll follow that up with artisanal donuts at one of the best donut shops in New Orleans. After a short walk, we’ll have some super interesting seasonal beignets with various toppings and sauces which are unlike anything you’ve tried before. And finally, we’ll end up at our last stop we’ll have our last surprise on the tour. It’s sure to be a delicious and casual adventure you’re sure to enjoy.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
On the Underground Donut Tour, you’ll experience the 4 most unique donut shops Seattle has to offer. Starting in Belltown and working our way towards Pike Place Market, we’ll give you some history around each donut shop, the surrounding area, as well as highlights around Seattle history. You’ll be able to taste some of the most interesting flavors around created by professionally trained pastry chefs, as well as some of the freshest beignets you’ve ever had. We’ll finish the tour at Pike Place Market where you can skip the line at one of its most popular donut attractions, Daily Dozen Doughnuts. You’ll leave the tour full of Seattle history as well as tasty, tasty donuts.

MIAMI, FLORIDA
Our tour begins in the Buon Pane Bakery, the best Italian bakery in Miami for 7 years running. We’ll try some amazing Italian-style donuts with various fillings, depending on the day. From there, we’ll walk down towards Ocean Drive and stop at one of the best gelato and donut shops in South Beach. Here we’ll try some donuts and gelato that will get your day started the right way. Then it’s a scenic walk up Ocean Drive where we’ll make it to our third stop, where once again, we’ll try some more amazing Italian-style donuts. And finally, we’ll end the tour off at one of the most fun taco places on South Beach, Naked Taco, where you’ll get to sample the most delicious churros you’ve ever had.

Along with these, Underground Donut Tours also offers special packages for bachelor or bachelorette parties to make your day even more amazing. Private tours are also available for network/team building, senior citizen trips, student tours, and more.

Let us know in the comments below which location you’d most like to visit.

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