The old days of bakeries on every corner have largely been squashed by big retailers and national chains. But in communities across the country, local tastes still prevail at that mainstay of Americana - the doughnut shop. New shops are opening and “Best Doughnuts” lists keep popping up all over the internet.
Kentucky's best known export is bourbon, but the Bluegrass State takes a back seat to no one with its opportunity to sample high-quality doughnuts. Much like with bourbon, Kentucky has a conveniently pathed and traveled Doughnut Trail. Kentucky Monthly magazine recently reported on one writer’s road trip through the state to try its delectable doughnuts – all on a bike.