Check Out These Donuts in South Jersey
South Jersey is expanding its donut footprint, one mochi donut at a time.
This National Donut Day, which lands Friday, gets excited about two new additions to Cherry Hill.
This summer, Mochinut will open at Crossroads Plaza, next to a Rita’s of Cherry Hill and close to Ammon’s Mediterranean Market. (Owner Kevin Nguyen recently told the Courier Post that he plans to open another Mochinut in Voorhees in about four months.) And Mochi ring will also open a location in Cherry Hill.
Both stores will carry the ring-shaped donut with its soft, chewy interior. The donut is made with short-grain rice flour, which gives it that “chewy and stretchy” texture, water, sugar, and cornstarch.
“There’s a seductively sticky addiction to every bite; a completely different element of texture than yeast or cake donuts,” Mochinut’s website shares.
Mochinut donut flavors include black sugar, banana milk, red velvet, peanut butter, mango, and many more. Mochi Ring offers flavors like churro, brown sugar milk tea, taro, Oreo, ube (purple yams), and others.
Customers can also find Korean hot dogs (similar to corndogs) and bubble tea drinks on the menu at both stores.
Go: 871 Cooper Landing Road, Cherry Hill
While you wait for the mochi donuts to make their way to South Jersey, there are plenty more donuts – or donuts, if you will – to celebrate the nationally set aside day for this envy-worthy candy.
Here are some suggestions, including where to score a freebie.
Crust ‘N’ Krumbs Bakery, Vineland
This Vineland bakery offers creative donuts.
There’s the peanut butter and jelly donut with jelly inside and peanut butter on top, and an M&M donut, a white cream filled donut with chocolate icing and topped with colorful candies.
Oreo donuts, with vanilla or chocolate frosting and crushed Oreos on top, are also on the menu.
Go: 1370 S. Main Road, Suite 4, 856-690-1200; facebook.com/crustnkrumbs
Duck fritters, Marlton
Looking for a free donut? Well, Duck Donuts is giving every guest a cinnamon sugar donut to celebrate Friday. (This is in-store only. No purchase necessary.)
The store is also offering five guests the chance to win a dozen donuts with their photo raffles.
Try the beach ball with vanilla frosting, rainbow sprinkles and a drizzle of chocolate; the Strawberry Shortcake, with strawberry frosting, graham cracker crumbs and a drizzle of vanilla; or the Bacon au soleil, coated in maple glaze and topped with chopped bacon and a drizzle of salted caramel.
The Pina Colada donut is a fruity, tropical flavor topped with lemon glaze and shredded coconut.
And the chocolate covered strawberry donut will remind you of the chocolate covered treat.
Go: Marlton Crossing, 101 Route 73 South, 856-267-5330; duckdonuts.com/marlton
Mama Buntz’ Donut Company
Mama Buntz’s has all kinds of toppings – from fruity pebbles to Oreos to crushed corn chips.
Order the French Toast, with maple glaze and cinnamon sugar, or Malibu Moose, with maple glaze and toasted coconut
Then there’s the Blueberry Hill donut, with blueberry glaze and powdered sugar; PB&J, with peanut butter frosting and grape jelly filling; the PB O’Lay, with peanut butter frosting and crushed corn chips; and the More Than a Feeling Cake Donut, with chocolate frosting and a Bavarian cream center.
If you like salty and sweet combinations, Chocolate Pretzel Covered Laying Potato Donuts (chocolate glaze with potato sticks) are the way to go.
And don’t forget the Samoa donut with its chocolate glaze, toasted coconut and caramel drizzle.
Go: 421 Hurffville-Cross Keys Road, 856-725-6552; mamabuntz.com
Nauti Donuts, Ocean City
How about Mermaid’s Delight donut, made with strawberry frosting, fruit pebbles and a drizzle of marshmallow?
Or the Anchors Aweigh, with chocolate icing and Bavarian cream?
But there’s also the Lifesaver, with cinnamon sugar, spiced apples and a drizzle of salted caramel.
Whether these three are your fancy or you need to contemplate the other nine on the shop’s Nauti Dozen menu, you’re sure to find the perfect flavor.
Classic options are available for those looking for something familiar – there’s vanilla, chocolate, icing, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, and plain.
You can also create your own by choosing a coating, toppings and fillet.
Nauti Nutella, Raspberry Cheesecake and The Stingray are star specialties.
Be sure to try The Jonny Tsunami at least once.
It’s a glazed donut topped with vanilla ice cream, rainbow jimmies, powdered sugar, and a drizzle of hot fudge.
Go: 2133 Asbury Ave, 609-938-2253; nautidonuts.com
The Fractured Prune, Ocean City
Get hot hand-dipped donuts made to order before you hit the beach.
Order the Monkey Buns, with honey glaze, cinnamon, brown sugar and a drizzle of vanilla; the Tiramisu, with mocha glaze, cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of vanilla; or the Caramel Kiss, with caramel frosting and mini chocolate chips.
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Choose icing, sugars, toppings and toppings to create your own donut.
You can also accompany your donut with a specialty latte such as Café Italy (vanilla and cinnamon) or Seashell (hazelnut, caramel and chocolate).
Breakfast sandwiches are also on the menu, if you get really hungry.
Go: 1225 Asbury Ave, Ocean City, 609-399-0482; 2102 Boardwalk, North Wildwood, 609-425-0386; 5004 Landis Ave, Sea Isle, 609-425-9352; fractureprunenj.com
Other National Donut Day Gifts
- Guests can visit Dunkin’ for a free classic donut of their choice with any beverage purchase while supplies last at participating locations.
- Krispy Kreme, which has a location on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood, is offering any donut free—no purchase necessary—as well as a dozen Original Glazed $1 with the purchase of a dozen donuts.
- Until June 5, Tim Hortons rewards members who purchase a donut in-app or online will receive a free donut with their next purchase. There is a location in Stratford.
Hira Qureshi covers food and drink for South Jersey at the Courier Post, Burlington County Times and Daily Journal. She can be reached at [email protected] or 856-287-8106. Help support local journalism with a digital subscription.