I’ve lived in Boston now for almost 5 years and it took me that long to get to Blackbird Donuts. To be fair, vegan options are a recent addition to their menu I believe since when I first arrived, they were only doing classic donut recipes. But low and behold, they have them now and you had better believe I went to try them.
If you check their offerings on their website, you will find a completely different list of flavors than what’s in store. Perhaps rotating by season or by locations, not sure how to know for sure what is going to be on offer. They offered more than one vegan option but sadly, the Vegan Berry Sprinkle was sold out when we arrive. Blackbird offers some serious variety, so I was a little bummed to only find fruit flavors but I’ll take what I can get. I got the Vegan Lemon Coconut.
$3 a donut is pretty normal in the city and they are large – you definitely get $3 worth of donut here. The texture was pretty average – a little too spongy for my personal taste, but the flavor was full and powerful. The lemon glaze was toned down by the coconut on top. It was a serious summer donut – perfect for a beach or a walk through campus.
I’d be interested to go back again to try a different vegan flavor since there seems to be a lot of potential with their flavors. As I mentioned, vegan flavors are still pretty new over there so hopefully with time, they will expand and their rotating flavors will have even more vegan options! Also, Blackbird does more than just donuts, they have cakes and pastries available to order online and pick up in-store. Didn’t see any vegan pastries online though…..at least not yet…
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Donut holes.
⊗o⊗o, The Donuteur