11 Places for Divine Doughnuts

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Ahh, the doughnut – that iconic, sugary, American breakfast staple. Mother of pastries. Breaker of diets. Once these ring-shaped wonders were relegated mostly to national chains and grocery stores, but now they are ubiquitous, and their makers have taken the concept up a notch with creative (and in some cases customizable) flavors.  Here are 11 worthy stops to get your doughnut fix.

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack

The Arlington outpost of this Richmond-born chainlet (near the intersection of Glebe Road and Columbia Pike) opens daily at 6:30 a.m. and offers yeast, cake and vegan varieties, as well as gigantic apple fritters made with Granny Smith apples. For a sweet-savory combo, try the Luther Sunrise breakfast sandwich, which finds eggs, cheese and sausage between two maple-glazed doughnuts of lieu of a bun. Check the shack’s Twitter feed for a daily offer of a freebie – just be prepared to sing or do something mildly embarrassing at the register to earn that treat.

1014 S. Glebe Road, Arlington

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