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Granny Donut

With a name like Granny, how could their doughnuts be anything but delicious? Run by the same family for over two decades, this small brick-facade building in the heart of the West Saint Paul strip is the epitome of old-school (a former Winchell’s, as a matter of fact). Grab a bag to go, or take a break and have a seat, sip a coffee, read the paper, and savor the heavenly deliciousness of some of the best doughnuts in the area. Find all your faves here, like the lightest of cake doughnuts, rich crème-filled, and perfectly crisp apple fritters. Two rules, though: arrive early because many varieties sell out quickly; and stop at the ATM first, because Granny only takes cash.