As the title says, I'm looking for a real doughnut shop that is not part of a chain.
In California, these little sole proprietor shops are everywhere. The doughnuts are fresh, interesting, and better than the big chain, which has lowered the standard in the northeast to such an extent that there seem to be no good ones around.
Krispy Kreme was interesting, but still too homogeneous for my tastes.
So, if you have a favorite, post it here!