The long awaited day has finally arrived. VEGAN DONUTS!!!! For those who don't know, Ronald's Donuts in Las Vegas is a regular mom-and-pop donut shop that happens to have mostly vegan donuts, and theirs are the real deal. I've tried a handful of other vegan donuts over the years, but they all tended to be of the "healthier" type. I like whole grain cookies and muffins, but when I want a donut, I want it to disintegrate in my mouth and leave grease marks in the box. Ronald's definitely delivered on both of those.
I was a bit overwhelmed by all my choices and anxious that I had to choose wisely because I wouldn't be back for a long time. I ended up with:
4 boston cream - my absolute favorite pregan donut, Ronald's was every bit as good as I remembered
2 apple fritters - a coworker used to bring these in every Friday and I would watch enviously as they were devoured. Ronald's were even better than I imagined those to be.
2 jelly - these were good, but the jelly was kind of viscous. Maybe all jelly donuts are like that?
2 sugared - a nice snack in-between donut binges
2 chocolate long johns - another in-between snack
I picked these up on the way to the airport at 5:30am. Let me tell you, these were totally worth all the comments and stares I got lugging a pink bakery box that smelled like donuts through the rental car return/shuttle, security, on a plane, through baggage claim and my apartment lobby.