What do Homer Simpson, Miranda Hobbes, Dexter, and Buster Bluth all have in common? A love affair with circular, sugary pieces of heaven, or doughnuts. This year, National Doughnut Day is June 2. And unlike National Lima Bean Respect Day or Chocolate-Covered Insect Day, this day for indulgence oozes with history. Established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army, National Doughnut Day was created to honor "donut lassies," the women who served doughnuts to soldiers in the trenches of World War I. To celebrate this delicious doughy day, here are a few of places to pick up a dozen or two.
You can't go wrong with the traditional doughnut, stop by one of these local favorites.
A European style bakery serving up freshly made doughnuts at great prices. Location: 603 Market St. #110, Celebration, FL 34747
Sip and Dip Donuts
For the doughnut fanatic, this place offers everything from maple bacon to fruity pebbles and the legendary glazed. Location: 1001 13th St. Saint Cloud, FL 34769
Go Big or Go Home
Lard Lad Donut
If you're a fan of the Simpsons, stop by Springfield at Universal Studios Florida to get your hands on a Homer-approved, larger-than-life Lard Lad Donut. Location: Universal Studios Florida in Universal Orlando ResortTM
Joffrey's Espresso & Pastries Kiosks
If you're looking for a sugar rush to get you through the day at the parks, the Big Ol' Donut is exactly what it sounds like, with sprinkles on top. Location: In and around Walt Disney World® Resort
Sweet and Savory
If doughnut cravings hit at all hours of the day, here are a few places that believe these treats aren't just for breakfast.
Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
What's the best side item for fried chicken? At Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' it's house-made sugar doughnuts. Location: 1486 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
If you're hangry, take the Stack Attack Burger Challenge: four burger patties, 4 cheese slices, 4 bacon slices, vegetables and a glazed doughnut hidden in the middle. Location: 8124 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee, Florida 34747
What could be better than starting the day off with coffee and a doughnut? A FREE doughnut.
Get a free classic doughnut with the purchase of a beverage. Location: Various
Whatever doughnut your heart desires, it's yours. No purchase necessary. Location: 5318 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee, FL 34746
Any doughnut is yours with the purchase of a specialty beverage from the drinks counter. Location: Various Now, what are you waiting for? Stop drooling and go grab a sweet treat! Share your great doughnut finds on social media and use #MyKissimmee.