Brookings incomplete without true donut shop


The feeling will usually strike on some idle Tuesday afternoon.

I’ll be sitting there and all of the sudden the urge to eat a doughnut strikes me with such ferocity that I want to cry.

Why do I want to cry, you may ask?

Because there are no legitimate doughnut shops in Brookings.

Despite our substantial college population and high number of police, we don’t have a single doughnut shop. The only two places you can buy doughnuts are Walmart or Hy-Vee, and they are no substitute for the sweet deliciousness that is Kripsy Kreme or Dunkin’ Donuts.

The doughnut has a disputed history, but it is believed that they have their origins from Dutch immigrants in the United States (who are also responsible for cookies, apple and cream pies as well as cobbler. Thank you Dutch people). The doughnut, if some of our readers are unaware (which I highly doubt) is essentially deep-fried dough smothered in some kind of sugary substance. If this does