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Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop

2574 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT
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Ranked #8 of 148 restaurants in Hamden
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Description: Whitney Donut Shop sells pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. A local favorite.
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Description: Whitney Donut Shop sells pastries, coffee, and sandwiches. A local favorite.
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  • English first
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Wow.....love this place. Oversized donuts and tasty. Chocolate coconut is the bomb. Friendly staff and clean place. Much better than any Dunkin Donut.

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Stamford, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This place is great. Love the doughnuts, always find a reason to get a chocolate coconut one. Lines can be long and the staff can sometimes look lost. 8 out of 10 times I love the whole experience there.... recommend you try it on a Saturday morning.

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New Haven
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Since I am sick of the low quality food and unfriendly and sometimes rude personnel at the local Dunkin' Donuts, I decided to go to Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop this morning for a quick take-out order. Although the young clerk got my order right and the food and coffee were very good, the attitude and lack of personality of... More

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Connecticut, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Awesome for breakfast and lunch. Donuts are out of this world, great coffee too. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are great and some awesome soups too--get the White Chicken Chili! Great, local feel. Totally worth it.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This is a neighborhood donut shop where you can sit at the counter or at one of a few tables for a basic breakfast or lunch. They make their own donuts, which are huge. The jelly donut is around 3x6". I also love their glazed black and white crullers. which are around 10" long! They also have eggs, bagels and... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Donuts get first billing in the name, but we were far more impressed by the sandwiches than the donuts. There's standard sandwich fare, a few daily specials, and wonderful bread. The lunch counter is a nice feel, although service was slow and a bit disorganized. We weren't impressed by the donuts (not bad, but not great). I'll skip the donuts... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The apple fritters are huge and decadent full of apple and cinnamon. They must weigh a pound each! The donuts are made with flavorful batter instead of air (yeah, I'm looking at you Krispy and dunkin). The original sin cruller, blueberry, and apple cider nuts are must haves too! Live forever WD!!

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CT
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We got lunch to go and they didn't disappoint. We had soup and sandwiches and you can tell this is good quality food. Ample portions, really good service - we've already been back!

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

There is a Dunkin Doughnuts a few buildings away from Whitney Doughnut. Fortunately, the lot is small and I couldn't turn in for my morning coffee. Then I remembered Whitney Doughnut. Wow! The coffee is very good and really hot. The baked goods are great. Forget DD. I won't be heading there again. Whitney Doughnuts, for coffee, baked goods or... More

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CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Absolutely love Whitney Donut - the donuts are fresh, made on site. The owner is most likely on site! They have lots of help and try to move the lines quickly. The apple fritters are decadent, they do have seasonal specials such as a great apple cider or pumpkin doughnut. The mixed berry muffins are bursting with fresh berries. They... More

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