Since Doughbot closed, there hasn't been a buzzworthy gourmet donut shop on The Grid.
While that may benefit our waistlines, it definitely doesn't satiate my taste buds.
But now, a new indulge has arrived - the Sweet Dozen Donut Cart.
Sweet Dozen, a doughnut shop in Carmichael was the first local bakery to bring the cronut to Sacramento (though they call the Fraken-pastry a doissant for legal reasons) back in August 2013.
The 26 mile round trip was too much for me, and I never went back after my initial visit. Lucky for me, they've added a mobile donut cart, which has spent the last several Fridays parked in front of The Trade Coffee & Coworking space at 22nd & K, featuring Blue Bottle Coffee.
I (apparently along with the Sac News & Review's Janelle Bitker and the Sac Bee's Chris Macias, though we went separately) paid a visit during their inaugural stop at The Trade three Fridays ago. The donuts were fresh, the lines were short and it was a great way to treat myself on a Friday morning. It's exactly what I'd been missing since Doughbot closed.
Sweet Dozen will be at The Trade this Friday also (and word is, most Fridays).
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