Best Donuts in the Twin Cities | Donut Crawl 2019 | Personal

After much talking our plans finally came to fruition. Marcus (my husband), Christian (my brother), Emily( my sister-in-law) and I (you know, Molly) decided to put our taste buds to the test and try several donut places in the Twin Cities! We were on the hunt for the best donuts in the Twin Cities! After some research, we decided our stops for our Donut Crawl 2019 would be Mojo Monkey's Donuts, Sugar Rush in St Paul and Cardigan's donuts, Angel Food Bakery, Sleepy V's, and Glam Dolls Donuts in Minneapolis!  We would buy 1 donut per place and split it four ways. (Because you know that’s a lot of donuts whoever you are!) We rated the donuts all from 1 to 10. This is what we found out on our delicious donut adventure!


First we went to Mojo Monkey's Donut Shopt in St Paul.

Mojo Monkey Donuts : 1169 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102 

It was St. Patricks day and decided to get one to celebrate the holiday! We ended up getting a chocolate Irish cream donut.

This donut was the perfect combination of flavors and the cake was so moist. The icing was topped with andes mints and the coffee Irish cream just balanced out all the sweetness making it not as over powering as it could have been.

Mojo Monkey Donuts St Paul Minnesota

It was agreed all around that this donut was a solid : 8.5 Rating


Second Stop was at Sugar Rush:

Sugar Rush Donuts St Paul Minnesota

Sugar Rush: 712 University Ave W B2, St Paul, MN 55104 

Sugar Rush didn't have as big of a selection as most of the donut places we went to. It carried the donut staples like glazed, chocolate, and sprinkles. The store itself wasn't tidy as they had buckets and other things in the front of the store that had us questioning if it was even open. That was interesting needless to say. BUT we got the Bearclaw donut filled with cinnamon and apples. It was a delicious donut with solid flavors. The inside of the donut itself was a little doughy.

Bear claw donut from Sugar Rush Donuts St Paul Minnesota

If I was in the area and really craving this I would get it again, despite the place being a little shabby.

Rated: I give it a 5.5 rating.


After our adventure in St. Paul, we headed to Minneapolis!

Downtown Minneapolis Minnesota photography

Both Angel Food Bakery and Cardigans are in Minneapolis's Skyway. So instead of paying for parking, we dropped off Christian and Emily to run inside to grab the donuts.

Based off google Maps, these donut places were a little difficult to find. So if you are attempting to find these on your own after reading this, my advice is just ask a store owner where they are located. Christian had been to Cardigans before and STILL had issues finding it in the skyway. So don't let your pride make you be there longer than you have to be. Ask for directions if needed.


Angel Food Bakery: 86 S 9th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Christian and Emily ended up getting two donuts from here. They got the Mint Milkshake Donut and a Fruity Pebble Donut. They both said it was a cute space but didn’t have too many seating options.

Milkshake Donut from Angel Food Bakery Minneapolis Minnesota

First we had the Milkshake Donut. THIS WAS SO RICH. Out of all the donuts we got this on made me so glad we split it because I do not think I could have eaten a whole one by myself. The whole thing just kind feel flat for me. I wouldn’t get it again.

Mint Milkshake Donut : Rated 4

Fruity Pebbles Donut Angel Food Bakery Minneapolis Minnesota

A fun donut choice for someone who loves fruity pebbles cerial Christian couldn’t leave without this donut in hand. It was a good flavor but it wasn’t anything special. If someone handed me one for free I would eat it but I wouldn’t go out of my way and spend my own money to buy it again.
Fruity Pebble : Rated 5


Cardigan Donuts: City Center, 40 S 7th St #207, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Also a smaller location, They got a Key Lime Donut from this location to go!

Being a citrus lover, I was very excited with this donut and the presentation was really pretty. ( Christian said they ran out of bags so they gave it to them in a bowl. I thought it just looked so fancy!)

Key Lime Pie Donut Cardigans donuts Minneapolis Minnesota

This donut had a tart inside filling that worked perfectly with cake part of this pastry. Flavors were there and just thinking about it is making my mouth water.

I greatly enjoyed this donut and will look forward to having it again!

Rated: 7.5

Sleepy V's Donut Minneapolis Minnesota

Sleep V's : 1226 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55413

This was a very small space, but what I was excited about was they offered mini donuts, which meant more flavors to try! So we grabbed 4 mini donuts, Oreo, Pinnaple Hibicus, Raspberry Chocolate, and Butterfingers.

Sleepy V's Mini Donuts

All of them tasted like regular sugar donuts. I would pass on them and try one of their large donuts next time as they did not taste like any of the flavors they were advertising. You have been informed.
Rated: 3.0


Last Place on the list was Glam Doll.

Glam Dolls Donuts Minneapolis Minnesota

Glam Doll Donuts : 519 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

We got two here as well since they have a card limit of at least 4 dollars. We purchased their Lemon filled Donut and their espresso Donut. This place was packed! But I can totally see why. Both of these donuts rated high on the list. They were bursting with flavor, moist, and cute to boot.

Glam Dolls Donuts Espresso Donut Minneapolis Minnesota

Espresso Donut: Presentation was beautiful, flavors went so well together. Everyone of us enjoyed this donut.

Solid Rated: 8

Lemon Custard Filled Donut Glam Dolls Donuts Minneapolis Minnesota

I COULD NOT GET ENOUGH OF THIS DONUT. It was a powdered donut with a custard lemon filling. The custard was so smooth and tart that it was one of those foods you put in your mouth and just close your eyes and groan from pleasure.

Yes it was that good! I love lemon. If you do not like lemon you might disagree with me. (But more for me so I won’t be that hurt.)

Lemon Filled : Rated 9

So there is our list of our Donut Crawl 2019! I hope you enjoyed seeing a little into this adventure around the Twin Cities.

Donut Winner for me was Glam Doll’s Lemon Filled Donut
Group Winner was Mojo Monkey’s Irish Cream Donut.

Way to make something super delicious for us guys!

Any food crawls you think we should do next? Comment and let me know below!!

Best Donuts in the Twin Cities Minneapolis st paul Minnesota

Ritter Farm Park Couples Photography| Bethany & Josh | Lakeville Couple Photographer

Spring felt like it was finally here in Minnesota and I was able to enjoy a little of it this past weekend with Bethany and Josh! We shot a couples session to document this moment in their relationship.

Josh and Bethany first meet playing volleyball together. At the time they were dating other people so just friendship blossomed. As circumstances changed and both of their relationship status moved to single, Josh started to pursue Bethany. Bethany wasn't really sure at first but they still kept hanging out which Josh took as a good sign! It was too long after that they made it official!

Just a couple of weeks ago they celebrated their 2 year anniversary of dating! 

Besides competitive volleyball they also enjoy time together watching their way through Parks & Rec! (Also one of my favorites!) Favorite episode we all agreed happened in season 3 when everyone got the flu. 

For their session we meet at Ritter Farm Park in Lakeville, Minnesota! When I had been there previously everything was snow covered. This week here in Minnesota all the snow melted away and melted quickly. So when we got there we were greeted by flooded walkways. The water was literally up past my ankles in some spots! Bethany and Josh were such troopers as we made our way through all the brush just to make these photos happen! And I think it was totally worth it because LOOK AT THESE PICTURES! We had so much fun catching up and capturing these beauties along the way! 

 Please enjoy their couples session below!