If Jack White had a donut, it might look like this pomegranate-almond beauty from Vortex in Asheville, North Carolina. The rings here are made from scratch using locally sourced flour, milk, eggs, chocolate, and seasonal fruits. The shop is known for its “twisted” flavors: beer-caramel, grape-strawberry, cranberry-maple, and raspberry-molasses, to name a few. Vegan varieties are available daily, and most flavors come in your choice of yeast or cake donut. For the love of all things holy and good in the world, GO WITH THE CAKE DONUT. Best decision you’ll make all day.
32 Banks Ave., #106, Asheville, NC; 828-552-3010.