And you thought sweet spheres
of fried dough were pretty
much nirvana. Wait until you see
how some of your other favorite
foods take shape as the donut
trend comes full circle.
We’ll take a dozen of each!
sushi donut
Photo courtesy Wasabi Sushi
| Credit: Photo courtesy Wasabi Sushi

Sushi Donut

Wasabi Sushi PDX, Portland, OR

With its colorful pinwheel  of sliced raw fish and avocado, this riff—molded  with sushi rice stuffed  with crab salad or spicy  tuna—is a convenient  (and pretty neat) way  to get your sushi fix.

Spaghetti Donut

Pop Pasta, Brooklyn, NY

For Pop Pasta's tasty  gimmick, spaghetti and  sauce (try the carbonara)  is baked in a donut-shaped  mold. The hand-held  carbs are a hot item at  Smorgasburg, Brooklyn's  traveling open-air food  market. Just follow the  hipsters and you'll find  your new favorite lunch.

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Credit: Kelsey Lee Photography

Mac & Cheese Donut

Glam Doll Donuts, Minneapolis, MN

Move over, blue box!  There's a new cheesy  macaroni in town! This spot  serves up a donut-shaped  version that's had a dip  in the deep fryer to become  crispy on the outside  and gooey on the inside.

Puesto Filet Mignon Lobster Taco Donut courtesy PUESTO and CARMELLE PINA
Credit: Courtesy PUESTO and Carmelle Pina

Taco Donut

Puesto, Irvine, CA

Grab some napkins!  Upscale Mexican spot  Puesto has created a  messy mashup. Filet  mignon, coated in melted  cheese and formed into  a donut shape, is laid over  a bed of blue corn tortillas.  Avocado and lobster go  on top for a "donut" that  reads more as super-fancy  nachos.