Best Doughnuts in Metro Phoenix

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Put down the cupcake, and release the lever on the soft serve. Doughnuts are back in black, baby -- although some might argue that they never left. Either way, we can all agree that this deep-­fried pastry has never been more on top of its game. The circular confection that has long since served as the consolation prize for early­-morning commutes has come into culinary good fortune thanks to new restaurants, new ideas, and a new wave of diners who say to hell with that diet.

Photos by Katie Johnson