Best Ephemeral Doughnut: B. Doughnut

3528 Chestnut Ave., (443) 475-0910,

There’s no better reason to drag yourself out of bed super early in the morning and directly to the end of The Avenue in Hampden than a gourmet doughnut from B. Doughnut. Not only are these totally indulgent doughnuts the best way to treat yo’self before the crack of dawn, but good luck getting your hands on one after 11 a.m. Owners Brian and Pin Chanthapanya are dominating the doughnut game right now. Freshly fried, perfectly plush, and stuffed with a weekly rotating menu of flavors ranging from lemon curd to cannoli to strawberry cheesecake, these babies are flying off the racks, and anybody who’s had one knows it’s no suprise. Early risers are truly rewarded on the weekends when B. Doughnut serves doughssants (a decadent interpretation of the famed Cronut) and savory Everything Doughnuts stuffed with cream cheese and topped with lox. Don’t worry—the line moves quickly.

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