Omnivore - Destin Dispatch: Donut Edition

Donuts and spring break go together like Florida and sunshine


The beautiful beaches of Destin, Florida, and its ritzier neighbors (like Alys Beach and Seaside) sometimes seem like suburbs of Atlanta. Sure, it’s a six-hour drive, but, if you’re there during spring break or summer vacation, you’re likely to find a high concentration of Cobb County and Dekalb County license plates. What you’ll also find is a donut destination to rival our own dynamic duo of Sublime Doughnuts and Dutch Monkey. Destin proper has the Donut Hole (two locations, actually, one in Destin and one in Santa Rosa). Alys Beach has Charlie’s Donut Truck. And the donut wars of Destin are being waged over which of these two old-school purveyors offers the better chocolate glazed.