Dozens of Donuts

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July 7, 2013

Story By: Jaimie Kim Farinas | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Standing in front of a case of doughnuts at Regal Bakery, it seems nearly impossible to just choose one.

Luckily, the best form of decadence comes with variety.

With more than 20 flavors available at a time, and close to 30 total, it would be a shame not to try a little bit of everything.

“With doughnuts, you don’t feel guilty about eating one a day,” says Jessie Salvador, general manager of Regal Bakery, and store manager for its downtown location.

And with the flavor combinations Regal Bakery offers, the need to give-in will definitely win.

Plus, you’ll never spend more than $2 on one doughnut.

“The way I had it set up, the top two rows are priced at $1.05 and you can actually do a dozen special, which is $11 for anything in the top two rows,” Salvador says. Specialty flavors are only $1.45 and exotic flavors are just $2.

Currently, the flavor of the month is Berry Blast ($1.05 per doughnut). Fourth of July celebrations may have come to an end, but this doughnut will have you feeling patriotic with its flavorful and colorful homage to the holiday.

A blueberry cake doughnut is topped with strawberry icing and a raspberry drizzle.

“The center itself is blue,” says Salvador. “So it’s not only just the flavor, but we also give it a nice electric blue. It’s a really fun doughnut.”

With its quickly growing popularity, be sure to stop in before the month ends.

If you miss it, or find yourself craving a Berry Blast doughnut before next year, you might want to make a friendly suggestion to Salvador who has brought back flavors for “throwback Wednesdays.”

“We do a ‘throwback Wednesday’ because of the popular demand … it’s either requested by customers, or I’ll just put it out there to entice people,” he says.

Other popular doughnut flavors include Maple Bacon ($1.45) and Creme Brulee ($2), which is a rich cake doughnut filled and topped with caramelized sugar, much like its namesake.

Regal Bakery’s spacious downtown location also offers free Wi-Fi and a variety of coffee and espresso drinks, such as Latte ($2.75 for 16 ounces, $3.25 for 20 ounces) and Mocha ($3.25).

If you’re looking to settle down and get some work done with a doughnut and a drink, there also is an electril outlet for every six seats, which means you won’t have to worry about your computer battery dying.

Up next, Salvador is working on a Croissant Donut (price to be determined). For updates, visit Facebook.com/regal.bakery.

Regal Bakery

Chinese Cultural Plaza
100 N. Beretania St., Suite 105
Monday-Friday, 5:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96817

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