The past week is historically significant for many reasons – I was born on July 2nd, the United States’ birthday was July 4th, and a new donut shop emerged in Erie, PA. The Doughdrop Inn caters to the upper west side of Erie. Although there are many great donut options in Erie, (such as Mighty Fine, H & K Do Nut Shop, and Jack Frost) I think the more the merrier. Since opening on July 5th, the Doughdrop Inn can’t keep their donuts on the racks. They sold out Thursday and when I arrived Friday around 8:30AM they were almost sold out again, despite making more donuts than they had the day before. This made my heart happy but made the brains of many Erie residents visiting the donut shop basically implode today. They couldn’t grasp the idea of not getting exactly what they wanted (a full selection) when they wanted it (any time from opening to the shop’s 2PM closing time). They talked back to the nearly empty shelves. One man remarked, “This is no Barbatos,” referring to the restaurant that once resided in the same space and has been out of business for who knows how long. Basically, what I’m getting at is the people of Erie were showing their ass and it wasn’t cute. However, the staff of the Doughdrop Inn was professional, kind, and their smiles did not waiver. Instead of giving a lecture on how to handle your mouth in public and respect people trying to make your city better and offering a SERVICE you that you CHOSE to employ, I’ll stick to reviewing a donut.
I will certainly visit again to try out more of the many from scratch donut varieties that they offer but this review is about the Chocolate Vanilla Glazed Donut. They don’t have official names for the donuts so I’m hoping they change this one to Marble Cake or something. Anyway, names don’t mean anything. The cake cake cake cake is all anyone cares about and this is the best cake you can get. I am still thinking about it and when I will get to have another one. It’s like a bundt cake or a sweet bread but like the best one you have ever had. The cake has a real chocolate taste that is rich and not overwhelming but definitely will give any chocolate lover their fix. The vanilla is a nice balance to the chocolate. The cake is soft and the texture is not spongy or dry. It is perfect. You can tell that it is made from scratch. The glaze isn’t too sweet or thick or thin. It perfectly covers each bite.
I’d highly recommend any of their cake donuts and can’t wait to get back and try their sandwiches. Specifically, I want the Donut Monte Christo breakfast sandwich that is described as a savory, sweet grilled donut with ham, turkey, and Swiss served with a side of homemade raspberry preserves for only $3.29. My fat mouth is watering.
THE BREAKDOWN: Chocolate Vanilla Glazed
Store: The Doughdrop Inn lives here
Address: 1529 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508
Cost: About $1
What they want to highlight: They make donuts from scratch.
What I thought was the highlight: They make donuts from scratch.
Rating out of 5 stars: 4.2
Would I buy it again?: Yes, for sure.
What could make it better?: If Erie residents would have more chill.
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Happy customers 🙂
There it is. One of the best cake donuts you’ll have with super chocolate taste and a perfectly balanced vanilla cake offset.
5 thoughts on “Chocolate and Vanilla Glazed Donut – The Doughdrop Inn – Erie, PA”
Hi Marie, it’s Lisa from Doughdrop Inn. Thank you for your kind review. I will post it to our FB page. We are just so thankful to our bakers. They worked their behinds off the last few days, making 180 dozen donuts last night-and selling every last one. People just don’t understand that making donuts from scratch is quite labor intensive. If demand continues, we will consider adding another shift if we can find a baker familiar with scratch donuts, If you run across anybody, please send him/her our way. And Thanks again!
Hi Lisa! All of the staff handled things more than graciously and I hope the demand keeps up 🙂 Every kind I tried was so good so I’m sure people will be pleased with the options available if they give whatever is available when they are in the shop a chance 🙂
Hi Lisa, I can’t wait to try your donuts. Is there a way that I can order donuts so I can just stop in and pick them up?
Hi Debbie! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am not associated with the Doughdrop Inn. I am just a donut lover who reviewed their shop. I hope you subscribe to Marie’s Donut Diaries by clicking follow in the bottom right hand corner or filling out the pop up. To contact Doughdrop Inn, find them on Facebook and send them a message or the link to their page is in this post under “The Breakdown.” Thanks! Marie