The Perfect Donut for People Who Don’t Like Donuts
There are many great donuts on the menu at Donut Friend in Highland Park. Most (if not all) of these have great music-themed names like G.G. Almond, Nutellavision, and Coconut of Conformity. But what’s really cool about this place is you can build your own donut from their massive selection of available toppings.
I’m not really a sweets type of guy, so I built a savory breakfast donut, something I’ve taken to calling Hot Pigs, named in honor of the seminal Frank Zappa album Hot Rats.
Create Your Own
Start with a Donut Friend cake donut. Layer with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and sliced jalapeños. Then drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with a generous portion of Maldon sea salt.
Update: Well, Donut Friend no longer sells bacon. They do have coconut bacon, but it’s just not the same. So you can no longer have the Hot Pigs! there. But you can, of course, make it at home.