I’ve never been more excited about sharing a post with you than I am about this one! Last weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting Blackbird Doughnuts for a behind the scenes look at their doughnut making process and taste test of all their amazingly delicious doughnuts.
Blackbird Doughnuts, located on Tremont Street in the South End, opened this month from The Gallows Group, owners of another South End staple, The Gallows. Taking their name and logo from the ravens that are part of the decor at the Gallows, Blackbird Doughnuts is the first doughnut spot in the South End. I, along with many others in the area, have been super excited about it, especially after seeing the many tempting doughnut photos on their Instagram page before opening!
When I entered Blackbird last weekend, I loved the decor and the vibe. It’s simple for the most part, but clean and crisp- white subway tiled walls, industrial wrought iron menu board and light fixtures. And then, there’s the gorgeous birdcage chandelier, that adds a different twist to the decor. The simplicity of the decor and the white walls really lets the doughnuts pop and be the center of attention on the counter. While the shop doesn’t have any seating, I don’t think that will impact your experience at all. Trust me, you’ll want to bite into your doughnut so quickly, you won’t have time to take a seat!
Seeing the doughnut making process was really fun, especially for someone like me who loves to bake and can’t resist a sweet treat! Whether it was seeing lemon be zested for the lemon pistachio doughnuts, or watching a bunch of doughnuts being dropped in, it was a really special experience and am so glad to have been a part of it.
So enough talk about the doughnut making process… let’s get to the doughnut eating! Blackbird Doughnuts’ current menu as you can see in my pictures includes the following flavors of doughnuts: blackberry lavender,chocolate old fashioned, honey lemon pistachio, salted toffee, sesame siracha, vanilla glazed and wild berry bismarck. They also serve mini cinnamon sugar doughnuts, perfect for both kids or the young at heart alike. The menu will continue to change over time, based on the season and also the ideas of the bakers. I can’t wait to see what other flavors they come up with. There was one savory doughnut flavor they mentioned that I am very interested in trying once they make it.
I was lucky enough to try all of the different flavors- that’s pretty much what I imagine heaven to be like- trying a bunch of different doughnuts 🙂 ! My two favorites were the salted toffee which is to die for! and the blackberry lavender, a doughnut both beautiful and delicious (see pic directly above!) . I was nice and shared with MJD; he loved the chocolate old fashioned- which is a cake based doughnut, different from the other doughnuts that are brioche based. He also loved the sesame siracha, which I was also pleasantly surprised by too. The menu offers something for everyone- whether you want to be adventurous and try something new or if you like the traditional. I can’t wait to go back for more doughnuts soon and also to introduce the experience to family and friends. I have a feeling my mom would love the honey lemon pistachio as a pistachio lover, so planning to take her when she visits Boston next.
I’m so excited to tell you a bit more about Blackbird Doughnuts today! If you are in Boston, run, don’t walk to Blackbird Doughnuts. Hours are from 7 AM- 3 PM Thursday through Sunday. If you aren’t in Boston, well, you may just have to plan a trip to visit… it will be worth it 🙂