Food Porn: Paula’s Donuts

Food Network and the Travel Channel sometimes directly impact my appetite; watching an hour about steak and right after I’ll be trying to figure out how I can afford to make reservations at the Chophouse.  So when I watched an entire hour of cable television dedicated to donuts, guess what was on my mind?

Now, I’ve known about Paula’s for a while but I never seemed to be in the area or wanted to drive to the area just for donuts, but something inside me last Sunday forced me to take a drive to Paula’s on Kenmore Ave.  It actually wasn’t that bad of a drive and was a lot closer to UB’s South Campus then I thought.

Walking in, as you can imagine, it smelled fantastic.  The shop was pretty tiny but had a couple seats if you wanted to grab a coffee and donut on the spot.  As soon as you enter you are able to take a look at their “donut wall” which includes pretty much every traditional donut you may want and also a nice assortment of muffins and cookies to satisfy everyones sweet tooth.

After watching a special about Portland’s Voodoo Donuts, I really wanted something non-traditional and weird like bacon on a honey glaze or a pumpkin donut….really anything I can’t find at a Tops or Wegmans.  I want something creative, something that I couldn’t even think up.  Well, we don’t have that here (at least I think, if we do please someone let me know where).  That said, however, Paula’s Donuts does serve a really good, quality, fresh donut.

We ordered a dozen which was roughly 8 bucks. My personal favorite, and something I’ve never had before, was the peanut donut with white cream filling.  Simple, yes, but an awesome flavor combination.  Their chocolate cream filled were delicious and the strawberry short cake was pretty damn good as well.  While it didn’t satisfy my “I want a crazy weird donut” craving, it was still really good for a random Sunday lunch.

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3 thoughts on “Food Porn: Paula’s Donuts

  1. Zac H.

    My wife and I watched what was likely the same program you did on donuts, which prompted my wife to look up donuts here in Buffalo. I’ve known where Paula’s was located for quite some time, but never actually went there until the morning after we watched that donut show (probably two years ago). Paula’s is now our temptress! Their donuts are handmade, fresh everyday, and are our absolute favorites. What we find is the greatest attribute of Paula’s is that if they don’t have the donut you want on the shelf, as long as they have the shells made up (9 times out of 10 they do), they will make you your favorite donut right then and there. My favorite donut there is the jelly stick! Writing this I think I might have to go for donut lunch today…….

  2. WSB

    I will never eat another donut except PAULA’S!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Jen

    You listed all my favorites. White cream peanut, chocolate creme, and the fabulous strawberry jelly/white cream combo known as the strawberry shortcake. YES.

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