Congdon’s was recently featured prominently in Food & Wine’s list of “Best Doughnuts in Every State”! Author David Landsel begins the article describing his experience staying next door to us and enjoying our doughnuts!
“Since the 1950s, Congdon’s Doughnuts has been a fixture in the town of Wells, which isn’t so much a town as it is a collection of classic New England beach sprawl, spread out along the Post Road between quaint Ogunquit and the stiff upper lip Kennebunks. When I moved in, I had a perfect view of the drive-thru, by now the preferred pick-up method. I quickly learned the schedule, and Thursdays became my favorite day of the week. I’d wake up while it was still dark out to see the cars waiting patiently, quietly, on the first morning back after the shop’s weekly break. At a time when Maine was finally experiencing the full weight of the pandemic, something so benign as a line of cars at a drive-through, viewed from the windows of my four-season porch, felt communal, shared.”
“Cake doughnuts are a New England specialty. From the New York City suburbs of Connecticut to deep into Maine, this is one of those parts of the country where you’ll stumble upon a fine example of the genre without exerting even the slightest effort. Not that you have to feel your way around in the dark—there are three standouts waiting for you, just minutes from the Maine Turnpike, starting right when you enter the state. Begin with one of the lightest chocolate cake doughnuts you’ll ever try (but with enough crispy bits on the outside, for textural pleasure) at Congdon’s Doughnuts in Wells, just up from the beach. Come summer, the parking lot brims with families that will often have traveled across at least one or two state lines, sometimes more, to get here.”
It’s a great, well written article about lots of quality bakeries throughout the country. We appreciate being included and all of the wonderful comments from Congdon’s fans throughout the country. You can read the whole thing here: