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Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts: 100 Favorite Dishes

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Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria@newtimes.com.

86. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts

See Also: 10 Best Doughnuts in Metro Phoenix

Typically when we reach for a donut, we prefer thick, crumbly cake donuts with lots of cinnamon sugar on top. However, Rainbow Donuts won us over to the world of yeast donuts.

The chewy, light, and fluffy ring of fried dough served up fresh daily at the no-frills Phoenix joint is great on its own, but why settle for great when you can have downright indulgent? That's where the maple glaze and bacon come in. The sweet, mapley flavor of the glaze has all of the best parts of the taste of a pancake smothered in syrup. However, no breakfast would be complete without thick, smoky, salty bacon to join in on the fun.

When the power of maple and bacon combine atop a donut, good things happen. Even if it isn't the most healthy way to start the day, it sure will put a smile on your face. Plus, at $1.35 per flavorful treat, you won't have to justify anything other than the calories to yourself. Hey, you can start your diet tomorrow.

Miss a dish?

100. Pork Belly Pastrami from Citizen Public House

99. French Onion Soup from Bonjour Vietnam

98. Whiskey Cream Gelato from Marrazo That's Amore

97. Breakfast Croissant from Cartel Coffee Lab

96. Salmon "Yasu Style" at Yasu Sushi Bistro

95. Cannoli from DeFalco's Italian Deli

94. Falafel Sandwich from Al-Hana Restaurant

93. PBLT at Bootleggers

92. Samosa from Little India

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

90. Brunch Burger from Orange Table

89. Duck Fat Fries from Bourbon Steak

88. Kurobuta Pork Chop from Noca

87. Carne Adovada Enchiladas from Los Dos Molinos

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