THE NEXT GREAT DESIGNER DOUGHNUTS

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GBD
Washington, D.C.
Pastry goddess Tiffany MacIsaac does devil's-food, coffee-cake, and grapefruit-Campari doughnuts at this new spot in Dupont Circle. gbdchickendoughnuts.com

The General
New York City
Kids' cereals like Fruity Pebbles, Coco Puffs, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch inspire (and adorn) nostalgia-inducing doughnuts. emmgrp.com

Do-Rite Donuts
Chicago
Lines form early for L2O-honed chefs Francis Brennan and Jeff Mahin's small batches (only 36 at a time) of fruit fritters and butterscotch old-fashioned doughnuts. doritedonuts.com

Federal Donuts (pictured, right)
Philadelphia
Chef Michael Solomonov's "doughnut robot" pops out perfect O's that get dusted in bespoke spice blends like the cocoa-and-orange-blossom Apollonia. federaldonuts.com

Blue Star Donuts
Portland, Oregon
Oozing lemon curd, encased in brûléed sugar, or with blueberry-bourbon-basil glaze, the stunners at this shop are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat. bluestardonuts.com