Sa yung at Great Wall Cuisine: Great Wall Cuisine in Phoenix is essentially Disneyland for dim sum lovers. This massive dining space similar to a banquet hall houses an endless parade of carts carrying a variety of authentic Chinese appetizers. Easy as it is to fill up on the first, second, and third wave of dim sum drop-offs, those who save room for dessert will be rewarded. Among the dishes of sweet rolls and green tea gelatin that come rolling by, there are also plates of sa yung. Basically the Chinese equivalent of a doughnut, sa yung is a fried dumpling of egg-based dough with an airy center and a sugar-coated exterior. Although they are best enjoyed hot, if you run out of room for dessert, we recommend getting a box to take home. (5057 N. 35th Ave., 602-973-1112)

Zeppole at The Parlor Pizzeria: Everyone knows about the dynamic duo that is pizza and beer, but not enough credit is paid to their lesser known third wheel, the doughnut. Well, technically it's the zeppole, which is essentially the Italian take on gourmet doughnut holes. The Parlor's zeppole is served piping hot and packed with various stone fruit fillings. Lightly coated in sugar and served with a side of hot caramel sauce, the zeppole proves that no matter how much pizza you ate, there is always room for dessert. (1916 E. Camelback Road, 602-248-2480, www.theparlor.us)

Banana fritters at Nami.
Katie Johnson
Banana fritters at Nami.
Maple bacon doughnut at Rainbow Donuts.
Katie Johnson
Maple bacon doughnut at Rainbow Donuts.

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Hanny's

40 N. 1st St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Central Phoenix

Karl's Quality Bakery

111 E Dunlap Ave, Suite 13
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Category: Restaurant > Bakery

Region: North Phoenix

Nami

2014 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Coffee Shops

Region: Central Phoenix

LaMar's Donuts

2340 W. Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Category: Restaurant > Bakery

Region: North Phoenix

The Parlor Pizzeria

1916 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: East Phoenix

Vovomeena

1515 N. 7th Ave., 170
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: Central Phoenix

Bink's Midtown

2320 E. Osborn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Category: Restaurant > New American

Region: East Phoenix

Great Wall Cuisine

5057 N. 35th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: West Phoenix

Rainbow Donuts

1347 E Mcdowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006-2602

Category: Restaurant > Pastries

Region: Central Phoenix

BoSa Donuts

3722 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

Category: Restaurant > Breakfast

Region: East Phoenix

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Apple fritter at Bosa Donuts:

Bosa is a staple among drive-thru doughnut-lovers and the late-night sweet tooth, staying open well past normal bakeshop hours till 10 every night. And though it's hard to go wrong with a mixed dozen from this doughnut destination, demand is definitely high for those apple fritters. Composed of generous globs of glazed pastry lightly infused with apple filling, the apple fritter from Bosa is usually the first to go missing from the communal pink pastry box in the office. (3722 E. Indian School Road, 602-955-5575, and other Valley locations)
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naoma
naoma

Alas.  I would not eat a doughnut if you paid me.

KristinHeggli
KristinHeggli

It's hard to go wrong with maple bacon...the cinnamon crumb one sounds good, too!

 
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