Congdon's donuts are right up there with the best I've ever eaten. Whenever you are driving up route 1 in southern Maine, don't miss stopping here. They have the freshest, most delicious home-made donuts in New England. My favorite is the raspberry jelly, a fluffy, soft pillow filled to bursting with the most delicious raspberry filling imaginable. Their donuts are at least 50 per cent larger than the chain donuts, but it's the freshness which really makes the difference. The various crullers have a delicate crunch on the outside and a hint of nutmeg in their cake batter. Beyond good, these are memorable donuts in every respect. I also liked the coconut cream topped cut donuts, a taste explosion in every bite. The day I arrived at 11 a.m., the sign said they were going to close early at 2 p.m. Lucky for me, they were offering a baker's dozen for the price of a half dozen. Wow! Other than feeling guilty for the rest of the afternoon and evening for repeated visits to the box, it was a donut day to remember.
Imagine having those raspberry filled gems for dessert after eating a two-for fifteen dollar lobster lunch special in Perkins Cove's Lobster Shack. I didn't just imagine it, I did it! This was a culinary home run in anyone's book. If you are a donut aficionado and tired of the commissary mass produced stale donuts which are an insult to anyone with a memory of how great donuts are supposed to be, go to Congdon's and restore your faith in humanity.