On a particular street corner in Northeastern Philadelphia, I could see three Dunkin Donuts and one Krispy Kreme. Now that is a place that loves donuts! While driving to an unfamiliar destination with a friend who was also new to Philly, we had to stop at an Acme supermarket and ask for directions. We didn't know much about the area but we knew we were in trouble when the woman who gave us directions told us to turn left at the Dunkin Donuts. Thanks for nothing.
Notwithstanding an absolute paucity of the well-beloved maple bar that we take for granted in the West, I had more than my fair share of donuts in the Keystone State. When in Rome! It has been many years now and though I have the occasional donut, including the classic maple bar, nothing comes close what I experienced then. Until recently, that is. Out of curiosity, and with guarded expectations born of previous disappointments, I happened to wander in to Baker's Dozen. Truly, the best donuts I have had since leaving Philly. The double chocolate is practically a twin to the Dunkin Donuts version. But what absolutely blew my mind was the Old-Fashioned, which is a masterpiece of taste and texture and the best donut of any variety I have had anywhere.
So the next time you want a great donut, go to the Baker's Dozen at 561 S. Woodruff in Idaho Falls. But consider yourself warned; they close at 2:00 p.m. and once you go, you will be haunted with regular cravings thereafter. And by the way, when you order a dozen, you get 13, hence the name.