Season of Sweets: Big O Doughnuts

Big O Dougnuts

Doughnuts used to be considered a breakfast thing. But recently, smart chefs have been primping them up and presenting  them as dessert, which they really should be, especially when they are as decadent as the ones at The Big O. Not only decadent but virtuous, too—the recipes here are all vegan. Not that you’ll notice. Jessica Curzon and her daughter Ally saw a hole (ha ha) where there should be vegan doughnuts in SLC, so they started experimenting in their kitchen and last summer opened a shop downtown that stays open late on weekends. Order an assorted dozen— blueberry lavender, rose, orange cardamom—as a hostess gift or for your holiday breakfast. Or, you know, dessert.

171 E. Broadway, SLC, 385-770-7024.

Here are all the baker’s dozen of exceptional local dessert shops: The Mighty BakerJune PieRockwell Ice CreamBubble & Brown BakeryShirokuma Snow CreamThe Chocolate DessertPierre Country Bakery & CafeThe Protein FoundryThe Baking HiveBig O DougnutsDolcetti GelatoRuby Snap CookiesFilings and Emulsions

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Derek Deitsch
Derek Deitsch
A lover of all foods, Derek Deitsch has a serious sweet tooth, making him perfectly suited to cover Salt Lake's dessert scene for the magazine. He is always ready and willing to provide a food recommendation, whether you want sweet or savory. When he's not eating, you'll likely find Derek in the mountains, at community events and festivals, shows, or on a flight to find some adventure!

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