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The American Doughnut Kitchen

Restaurants, Bakeries Melbourne
The American Doughnut Kitchen
Photograph: Graham Denholm

One nibble of their hot jam bliss bombs shows you why generations have been happy to queue for them. This beloved family business has been operating since the ’50s, and on many market mornings, there’s a line of doughnut devotees peering through the windows of the blue and white van. Staff are busy within, cutting dough, frisbeeing it into the fryer and dusting it with sugar – the recipe is unchanged after 60 years. What makes these donuts elite is the heat factor – minimal fryer-to-mouth time keeps them hot and crisp on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside. Then there’s the shock of molten red jam that threatens to stain your workplace attire. The American Donut Kitchen and its products are authentic classics. May they ennoble the Vic Market for decades to come.


Venue name: The American Doughnut Kitchen
Address: Queen Victoria Markets
Queen St
Opening hours: Tue, Thu 6am-2pm; Fri, Sun 6am-4pm; Sat 5am-3pm
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