Charleston’s Finest: Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts, located on upper King St in downtown Charleston, is truly one of a kind. Named Best Bakery 2013 & 2012 by Charleston CityPaper, it’s no secret that this sweet shop is a lowcountry favorite. Glazed hasn’t just gained media attention in Charleston; the bakery is constantly featured in countless food & travel magazines, websites, and blogs. So, you may ask, what makes these doughnuts so special? Everything.

For one, the ingredients are all natural. The glaze, fillings, and pastries are all homemade, and the dough is made in-house. On top of that, there are no preservatives, fillers, food coloring, or artificial flavoring — Krispy Kreme, eat your processed heart out. Started by a cute couple with a craving, the pair tries to use as many local ingredients as possible and even grow many of the herbs and berries in their garden behind the shop. How sweet is that?!

As if all that isn’t enough, what Glazed is really known for is their completely unique & creative menu. The pastry chef, Allison Smith, is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Charleston — and it shows. Incorporating unconventional flavors and some pretty crazy combinations, this gourmet guru just wants to share her creativity and flavors with the world. Fine with us! From the beautiful, artful presentation of the doughnuts to the unusual & delicious taste, Glazed creates an unforgettable experience every time. Check out some of their fall flavors below!

What are my favorites? Like countless other Glazed customers, my first choice is always the maple bacon doughnut. Exactly like it sounds, this doughnut has a maple syrup glaze, and is sprinkled with pieces of local bacon — some is even baked into the dough (swoon). Another go-to is the “purple goat” which is filled with blackberry jam and goat cheese. Among my other favorites are: s’more, apple cider, peach cobbler, birthday cake, and the pumpkin cream cheese roll. And those are just the ones I’ve tried! I can’t even begin to keep up with all the flavors they’re constantly coming out with.


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