Sugary goodness first thing in the morning or early afternoon? Sign this girl up! I have to admit I love me a good sprinkle 🍩 donut. There is just something about the basic execution of it that takes me and my taste buds to a happy place. Michael and I found The Donut Experiment a couple years ago on our annual trip down to Anna Maria Island and it has quickly become a crowd favorite.
It’s a crowd favorite for locals too. Let me tell you this place is always hopping whether we get there when the doors open or right before they close. And with parking being scarce on the island you all celebrate when you find a spot. A helpful tip for this location is that you can park down the street for free and just walk around the corner. No need to wait for the few parking spots out front to open up.
These donuts aren’t too thick or too light, at least not for me. And the best part you get to choose exactly how you want then to be made…hence the name ‘The Donut Experiment’ since you can experiment with all kinds of flavors here. So naturally we tried several. Here’s how it works: you pick the icing flavor you want and add toppings from there. They have standard toppings that are always on the menu and rotating or seasonal. And everyday they offer a special along with their two specialty donuts (key lime and Sriracha).
*Tip - grab yourself a card to fill out what you want for your donuts while you’re are in line! Less wait time all around Have someone from your group find a table while one or two of you wait in line. No one wants to carry around warm donuts with nowhere to sit and enjoy them.
WHAT WE SHARED (AND LOVED)
- Vanilla and Rainbow Sprinkles
- Maple and Bacon
- Vanilla and Peanuts
- Chocolate and Reese’s Pieces
- Glaze and Candy Bar
- Vanilla and Coconut
- Vanilla and Oreo
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Powder Sugar
- Caramel and Sea Salt
- Chocolate and Peanut Butter Drizzle
- Glaze and Fruity Pebbles
A FEW THINGS WE CAN’T WAIT TO TRY NEXT TIME
- Key Lime
- More Rainbow Sprinkle anything
- Chocolate and Coconut
- Daily Special for sure
With all the choices I am pretty sure we could pick different every time and not go wrong! What would your favorite donut combination be? Oh and one more exciting thing…these guys are Franchising! So who wants to open up a donut shop!!!
210 C Pine Avenue
Anna Maria, FL
Hours: Mon-Sun 7am-3pm
Kid Friendly: Of course it’s a donut shop!