|From left to right: Raised Donut with Mango Glaze and Coconut Flakes, Carrot Cake Donut, Maple Bacon Bar|
My luck changed when I found out that a new donut place was opening almost half way between my house and my parents' place. Sweet! Mojo Monkey Donuts is a cute little place on a not very cute stretch of West 7th Street in St. Paul. They serve coffee and donuts and other delights in a cozy space that was hoppin' when I stopped by on Saturday.
The donuts (doughnuts?) I tried were all delicious! The raised donut is pillowy but not mushy like a Krispy Kreme (sorry Krispy Kreme fans - I like a little more substance and flavor to my donuts). The glazes are just sweet enough but not tooth-achingly so.
Mojo Monkey Donuts has a bunch of different selections - some offered every day, some offered on certain days of the week, and some monthly specials. I was checking out the September menu online (yes, the menu is available online! And there are pictures!) and came across this little gem:
September 15–16: Poached Pear Bismarck
Spiced poached pears make up this creamy pear curd. The Bismarck is topped with honey walnut icing and roasted pears.
Delicious! I will definitely be there - early! Because I hear that they do sell out of some flavors. Early bird gets the donut, dontcha know.
1169 7th Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55102