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Monuts Donuts

Posted by DID 22 Nov 2011 3 Comments

Somewhat surprisingly, it has been pretty hard to find a decent doughnut in Durham other than occasionally at the Berenbaum’s bake stand at the farmer’s market. But that changed last month when Monuts Donuts, the doughnut bike, hit the streets. The donut bike is the brainchild of Lindsay Moriarty, who is bringing her passion for doughnuts to Durham.

Monuts offers a variety of classic glazed, cake and frosted yeast doughnuts in a variety of flavors, which seem to change almost as often as the bike makes an appearance around town. We caught up with Monuts during the Art Walk last weekend, set up inside the Scrap Exchange without their bike. They had apple streusel, apple almond and old fashioned pumpkin doughnuts on the menu. A doughnut costs $1.50 and a dozen cost $12.50. Based on a recommendation, we went the streusel. It’s hard to beat a fresh doughnut. Monuts apple streusel was crispy with streusel topping on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside and satisfyingly sweet with hints of cinnamon and fresh apples.

Right now Monuts is at the Durham farmer’s market every Saturday morning and you can find them elsewhere around town by following them on twitter. In addition to catching the bike, you can preorder doughnuts and Monuts will deliver anywhere in the Triangle on any day of the week. Monuts is a pretty cool addition to Durham’s mobile food scene and we look forward to trying more of their offerings.

Monuts Donuts

Note: Sorry for shoddy pics, it’s really tough to pause to take pictures when holding a fresh doughnut.


  • katie said:

    love monuts! This former donut hater thinks they are the best around! The apple cider and the chocolate glazed rock!

    Katie @ Discovering the Southern Part of Heaven


  • Nick HJ said:

    Go Monuts. We love the way Lindsay makes The Cookery smell when she’s in there working her magic.


  • Rob said:

    Thanks for tiring to make vegan donuts. I didn’t the update this morning and went looking for them. I know there is a strong interest and hope to buy some from you all soon.



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