Time to Eat the Doughnuts

Posted: March 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Bakery, Salem, Ziggy & Sons Donuts | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »

We had some business to attend to in Salem this morning, so decided on a whim to pop into Ziggy’s Donuts on the corner of Essex and Webb Streets for a mid-morning treat.

Ziggy’s, which has been owned and operated by the same family since 1964, is a tiny storefront that’s almost lost on the residential street, giving you the feeling you are walking into someone’s home. A cramped space with regulars chatting at the counter, along with bunches of photos and articles stuck to the fridge, compound that feeling—but don’t let it scare you off.

We visited later in the morning, (they open at 6:30) so selection wasn’t huge, but inviting nonetheless. One of our choices was an all-time favorite, the traditional jelly stick. Wow. This is what a doughnut should be: that almost-crisp crunch on the outside and light moist cake on the inside. It was incredibly fresh tasting and delightful. Not at all like those leaden things served up by chain bakeries that you can feel sitting in your stomach all day.

We also tried the coconut, which was excellent, and the coffee roll, which was surprisingly light and not overwhelmed by the glaze. Everything we tasted had a great balance of flavor—none of that fryer-oil aftertaste and just the right amount of sweetness.

So next time you’re up early looking for sinkers to accompany your joe and morning paper, stop in to Ziggy’s and try their hand-made wonders. We’ll be right behind you in line.

Ziggy’s Donuts
2 Essex Street, Salem
(978) 744-9605

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4 Comments on “Time to Eat the Doughnuts”

  1. #1 Mary said at 9:23 am on March 21st, 2009:

    I love Ziggy’s – I used to work in Marblehead and figured out how to drive past there on my way to work. Deeelish.

  2. #2 KN said at 10:55 am on March 23rd, 2009:

    They really were terrific! Have you ever tried Marty’s Donut Land in Ipswich? It’s on my short list to check out, too.

  3. #3 MP said at 7:01 pm on August 7th, 2009:

    I grew up on Ziggy’s they had the best bismarks in town. My father went there daily for his coffee, I have fond memories of John the oldest son who was the baker letting me go in the back and frost my own donuts. :)

  4. #4 SMC said at 11:05 pm on December 29th, 2009:

    Love it – Love it – Love it !!!!!

    By far “THE BEST” donuts and pastry around. Well worth the trip.


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