Mmmmmmm . . . doughnuts
I've only been to one of these, listed below, and it's rather well-known. These are Food and Wine's choices. We have Auntie Ruth's doughnuts (more commonly referred to as the Amish doughnuts) sold at our local farmer's market that I would put up against anyone's glazed varieties.
America's Best Doughnuts
Café du Monde; New Orleans, LA
Opened in 1862, this sprawling 24-hour café in the French Quarter attracts tourists and locals at all hours for dark-roast coffee spiced with chicory (which tempers the bitterness) and its divine beignets, served fresh-fried hot and dusted with powdered sugar. cafedumonde.com.