I was really excited to see a new little bakery open up on 3rd Street where “Kiss My Bundt” used to be. This wasn’t just any bakery, however, it was a Faux-Doughnut and coffee shop.
Faux-Doughnuts, you wonder?! Yea, everyone else in line was scratching their head over that one too. So these donuts are baked, not fried… doesn’t that just make them ring shaped cakes? Anything else “healthier” about them? Oh, ok, some are gluten-free (almond meal), some are vegan, and some don’t use white-sugar (errr, but they use brown sugar, which, pardonne-moi, is the same idea). Ok, so I tried a Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut and a Gluten Free, Vegan Lemon fōnut.
The chocolate selection was a complete waste-of-space that reminded me of Snackwells Devil Food Cake cookies. Bummer. The Lemon fōnut though, was far tastier… and heavier. This super dense dessert surely had even more calories than a real donut! Hmm, sorry guys, I’m not sure I’m really on board here!
If you need Vegan or Gluten Free desserts, or a sense of adventure, then by all means, check out Fōnuts. The two fōnuts that I had were so wildly different in desirability, that who knows, maybe there’s an amazing option there that I never even tried. At the end of the day though, if you really want a donut? Why go faux?