Donut Nook: Chico’s Top Rated Donut Shop

I’m always in search of the best donut when I travel, so on my trip to Chico, I did a little research and found that Donut Nook is the best-rated spot in the area. I set my GPS and made my way over to Donut Nook with high expectations; here is all the information. 

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  • Cost: $1-$3 a donut
  • Location: 958 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926
  • Order: The chocolate chip square and anything with blueberry 
  • Information from my visit in 2016

From the outside, Donut Nook looks like pretty much every other donut shop you have seen. It’s in a nondescript shopping center with a large sign that spells donuts on top. 

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When you enter, it is a wide open area with lots of seating and the standard donut shop vibe for the decor. I was happy to see they had an arcade machine in the corner though, and a window which you could look through to see the donuts being made (not on the Sunday we went though). 

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The donut selection was lacking since we got there late, but it was still enough to have a bunch of good options. I had wanted to try the blueberry old-fashioned, but I was late for that. Luckily, there were still a few chocolate chip squares, which was my second choice. Here are some of the donuts we got. 

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  • Blueberry Jelly Filled – Delicious jelly that you wouldn’t expect from a donut shop. Just the fact that the had multiple jelly options make this a plus.

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  • Chocolate Chip Square – This donut had a fantastic filling of melted chocolate chips, and it was moist and flavorful. My favorite that I tired.
  • Peanut Butter Square – Like the chocolate chip square but with peanut butter in it as well. It was terrific, but I prefer the chocolate one myself.
  • Crumb – A unique take on the crumb donut with crumbs that covered the entirety of the donut. It was messy but tasty. 
  • Apple Fritter – I would say this one was disappointing for me as it was not anything special. Light and airy without a considerable flavor. 
  • Old Fashioned Maple – The maple frosting here is fantastic, you can’t go wrong with any donut that has maple on it at Donut Nook.

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Overall this is a fantastic donut shop in the area. Just the chocolate chip donut alone is worth the trip, but there are a lot of other great ones to choose from. Let me know what your favorite donut from here is in the comments.

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