I was reading the discussion about Kane's donuts and someone recommended Betty Ann Food Shop in East Boston. This morning my husband got up early and trekked over there to bring me a bag of delicioushness. I have someone else doing a recon up to Kane's this weekend for me so I'll try those then.
We got a dozen for $4.80 (god is that cheap!) - mixed the three varieties (plain cake, sugar raised and jelly). I tried all three and these are some of the finest old fashioned type donuts I have ever enjoyed. The plain is small and dense with great nutmeg flavor and a crunchy exterior. The sugar raised is nice and yeasty with good flavor and the jelly filled is the same yeast donut filled with a red currant, not-too-sweet jelly and rolled in sugar. Just wonderful!
I will be adding Betty Ann's to our food rotation and for now will be dropping the long haul out to Verna's for donuts (I love them but it's a long way to go for a dozen donuts since we live on the North Shore).
Thanks for this tip!