I had been waking up super early for a few weeks in a row and was looking forward to sleeping in on Wednesday or so, I thought. All it took was a message from a *trusted palate about Bake Shack to change my plans for my midweek nap-fest.
Surprisingly, my wife Marcela was up for waking up early to make the drive to Bake Shack in Dania Beach. I wanted to make sure we arrived near opening time (7 AM) since I knew they’re only open until 3 PM. Plus, I wanted to ensure the donuts would still be available. They tend to be the first thing to sell out.
After a 30 minute drive and a bunch of unnecessary toll charges on I-95, we arrived a few minutes after seven (alright 9 minutes actually). Our friend Tony who owns HipPOPs lives right around the corner. I had texted him to meet us there.
He’s already inside when we walk in, and I’m mesmerized by the beauty of the donuts. I can’t decide, so I go the rather safe route of a glazed, maple bacon, and an apple fritter trio.
LETTUCE & TOMATO FOR BREAKFAST?
They’ve got some sandwiches, breakfast dishes and a burger on the lunch side of the menu. For some reason, these two decide to get some California Sandwich, which includes lettuce, tomato, avocado, and an egg. Yes,, I said lettuce & tomato for breakfast! Uh no, thank you.
I do the only sensible thing and order their breakfast sandwich, which brings eggs, cheese, and your choice of sausage or bacon or, in my case, sausage AND bacon. So here’s the kicker, it comes on Donut Bread, which was a nice touch, but maybe a light glaze on the top bun might be an even better idea.
There are no faults to find with these donuts. They’re airy, light, and flavorful. The glazed donut took home my award for best of the day, but I really should have given the bacon chocolate donut a shot, it looked like a possible contender.
I enjoyed the breakfast and donuts, so I need to return to try their burger.
If it’s half as good as everything else, then we’ve got a winner on our hands South Florida.
P.S.: I forgot to mention I had a latte and it was delicious.
*Burger Beast street correspondent Vanessa Safie suggested Bake Shack