Fodor’s Travel issued its list of America’s top 10 doughnut shops this month, and The Holy Donut — with two stores in Portland — made the list.
Reported the go-to travel publication: “Every bakery has its secret ingredient, and for Portland’s The Holy Donut, it’s potato. Owner Leigh Kellis uses Maine potatoes in all her doughnuts, with sweet potato, vegan, and gluten-free options rounding out the highly original menu. In addition to the sweet offerings, which include flavors like maple, coffee brandy, and dark-chocolate sea salt, Kellis also bakes an equally tempting bacon-cheddar-filled doughnut.”
The Holy Donut has been a hit since it first opened on Park Avenue about four years ago, with an appearance on television journalist Anderson Cooper’s show in 2012. Kellis the following year opened a second location in the Old Port and took her talents to the Cooking Channel for an episode of “Donut Showdown.”