Union Square Donuts

Union Square Donuts

The thought of a maple bacon donut got me out of bed and to Union Square bright and early on Saturday morning. Union Square Donuts just opened in February, and its random location next to the highway on the east side of Union Square and lack of seating don’t seem to be deterring anyone. It has already become so popular that they run out of donuts within hours of opening. We tried five of the six flavors that were remaining when we got there.

Maple Bacon Donut

The hyped Maple Bacon donut did not disappoint. The addictive sweet-salty combination was well-balanced, not straying too far in either direction. The dough was incredible: pillowy and light, and not at all greasy. The thick cut bacon was strategically placed all around the donut so that every bite was perfect.

Chipotle Chocolate Donut

The Chipotle Chocolate looked like a typical chocolate frosted donut, but each bite packed a smoky and spicy punch at the end. As a spice lover, this was definitely a favorite.

Honey Almond Donut

I found the Honey Almond to be tasty, though a little too sweet to have more than a couple of bites.

Cinnamon Roll

The Cinnamon Roll was good, but not a standout. It had some tough competition!

Vanilla Bean Donut

And finally, the Vanilla Bean donut. It had the perfect level of sweetness, and you could see the little black specks of vanilla in the glaze.

Overall, I was really impressed with everything I tried. I especially recommend the maple bacon, the chipotle chocolate, and the vanilla bean, though you can’t really go wrong with any donut at Union Square Donuts.

Union Square Donuts
201 Somerville Ave
Somerville, MA
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  • http://twitter.com/mewinebrenner Maria Tadic

    I love vanilla anything! I want that vanilla bean donut!!!

  • Dara Reppucci

    Those donuts look amazing. I drive by twice a day and have never stopped. Next weekend I am so there.

  • http://twitter.com/InAndAroundTown In and Around Town

    I have heard rumors of this place but haven’t know anyone to go visit! This may have to happen in my future immediately!

  • http://twitter.com/threebiterule Emily aka 3 biterule

    Oooo jealous! I definitely want to try them. I only wish they were there when I lived in that area!

  • http://twitter.com/MichellePC Michelle Collins

    I STILL need to get here. I interviewed one of the owners last week for an article and it’s really obvious how passionate they are about their product. That chocolate chipotle doughnut looks incredible!

  • Shannon Grande

    ooh, that chipotle chocolate and maple bacon would be my picks 😉

  • http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/ Megan

    I seriously need to get over there for the maple bacon doughnut. And to think we used to live in walking distance!

    • http://www.culinarycolleen.com/ Colleen

      I guarantee it’s worth the trip!

  • http://www.acambridgestory.com Emily

    I just passed this place and wondered about it! Might have make the walk from Inman for that vanilla bean doughnut!

  • http://twitter.com/Daisy_III Kristen

    these look like something that would get me out of bed and randomly over to union square. what time did you have to get there?!

    • http://www.culinarycolleen.com/ Colleen

      I think we got there around 10 (which, sadly, is really early for me on a saturday), but they were already out of at least one flavor when we got there.

  • Frederick Wright

    It just shows you how eager we are for a place that makes real donuts again! I hope their success means other shops will be opening, within city limits for those of us who don’t drive.

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