50 States, 50 DonutsBy Zagat Staff | February 21, 2014 By Zagat Staff | February 21, 2014
There's no food more unassuming and American than the donut, yet right now there's also no food more in tune with the zeitgeist - from chefs putting gourmet spins on classic recipes to super-decadent bacon-topped oddities and the explosive popularity of the Cronut. To showcase the regional diversity and history of the humble American pastry, we've selected a single donut that represents each state. Donut purists, be warned: Our definition of the donut is broad enough to include ethnic varieties like kolache, modern mash-ups like the Cronut and regional specialties like the malasada. Click through the slide show to learn about them all - and if we missed your personal favorite, let us know in the comments below.