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“Really good local spot for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whitney Donut & Sandwich Shop

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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.
CT
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Really good local spot for lunch”
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!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Better than Dunkin Doughnuts!”
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 counter service, with plenty of parking and a drive through, is the place for me. Give it a try, if you haven't already done so.

Visited September 2012
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CT
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best Donuts around!”
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 give you a bakers dozen which is a nice little plus. The coffee is also very good and very hot, I drink mine black, so good coffee is a must! This is a gem of a place and a one of a kind. I have not had lunch here as I work out of town, so I can't make a recommendation for that menu.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hamden, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best donuts in Connecticut”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

Way back when, WHCN in Hartford used to have donut Wednesday. I brought two dozen from Whitney Donut. Voted best in CT. Peter still makes them overnight. Family run and operated, a must stop if you are coming through town!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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the hills of connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Real donuts -- like parents and grandparents remember them........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This Donut shop is the real deal. They still make the donuts at night while we are sleeping. They still do a baker's dozen. Their donuts are still LARGE. They still twist the crullers, they do not make "sticks" ......the jelly donuts have real jelly in them, not red "goo." They are still making apple filled donuts as well as chocolate or vanilla donuts dipped in LOTS of real coconut.....and unlike DD, they still make SUGAR RAISED DONUTS, which is an old fashioned donut that is very labor intensive. My mother loves these old tyme donuts which now can rarely be found, and we have to get the sugar raised whenever she visits. In short, Whitney Donuts does a terrific job making REAL DONUTS. Dunkin Donuts put a shop virtually next door to Whitney.....must be a suicide mission. The only thing DD has that is better than Whitney is the coffee, Whitney's is not that great. Whitney also offers muffins, cookies, cupcakes, scones, salads, sandwiches (breakfast and lunch types), bagels, many types of beverages. Everything they offer (except the coffee) is outstanding. Go there!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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