According to a recent survey, America's top 100 donut stores do not include a single chain outlet.
This startling fact showcases independent shops' strength and ability to craft unique, tasty pastries that captivate local taste buds.
However, not all donuts are created equal.
Amidst this lineup of independent culinary titans, one store in Oregon stood out not only for its quality but also for its unique concept.
This donut shop scored a respectable 15th place on the Top 100 list, drawing us in with a promise of mini donuts and artisan chai.
Let's get into it!
Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai: A Sweet Spot in Oregon
Pip's Original Doughnut and Chai is different from your average donut shop. Customers can indulge in a unique 'flight' of chai teas paired with signature mini donuts, crafted fresh and served hot.
Owned by the enthusiastic husband-and-wife team Nate and Jamie Snell, Pip's Original Doughnut and Chai boasts a small yet flavorful menu.
"Every bite is like a journey to another level of flavor," says one happy customer, Derek T. "By your first bite or sip, you'll be saying 'Holy pip!'"
The store's dedication to crafting an exceptional experience has earned it the affection of locals and tourists alike.
It is consistently hailed as a "must-stop" shop with its warm, little crispy donuts "covered in deliciousness."
Another reviewer, Felinn A., summed it up best:
"I hope to come back here again one day, as I'll be thinking of these doughnuts quite often!"
Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai, Portland, Oregon
Have you had the chance to experience the joy of a freshly made Pip's mini donut or perhaps sipped on their unique chai offerings?
If you pair your favorite donut with one of their house-crafted chai teas, which combination would be your personal "Holy pip!" moment? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Disclaimer: This article is only for educational and informational purposes. There are no affiliations with any business or organization mentioned.