Ronald’s Donuts is one of those hidden gems out there that almost feels like a secret club. If you don’t know about it, then you would never know it was secretly a vegan haven packed to the brim with vegan donuts. They are a pure cash company so make sure you hit the ATM before going!
When you walk in, the place is pretty non-descript with a few tables and some glass cases housing several rows of donuts in them. You’re greeted with a warm hello from the person behind the register as you make your way up to the counter. We always ask, just to make sure, that the top two rows are all completely vegan, which they confirm they are. After hearing that, we quickly turn into kids in a candy store… or maybe a donut shop.
Aaron has a voracious appetite when it comes to donuts and has been known to demolish 3 or 4 in one sitting without even thinking twice about it. He immediately exclaims that he would like a half dozen of the Boston creme chocolate donuts. With his half dozen out of the way in 3 seconds flat, Hayden takes her time perusing the cases to make sure she gets exactly what she wants. After selecting two maple bars, two apple fritters, and two apple filled glazed donuts, we decided that we could also use a dozen donut holes to go with them.
The vegan donuts are exactly what you would expect from any good donut. They are soft, creamy, decadent, and for a moment you completely forget that these are all vegan. There’s just enough filling in the Boston creme donuts to satisfy your craving, but not too much to where it is overly sweet. The glazed donut holes are slightly bigger than bite-size and disappear almost as quickly as they fill up the bag. The apple fritters were a bit sweeter than Aaron would have liked, but definitely not so sweet that he wouldn’t eat it.
All in all, if you’re a donut person, Ronald’s is a no-brainer. Just remember to bring enough cash! We paid about $16 for a dozen, including the “specialty” donuts, like the Boston cremes.