By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief
The list of doughnut shops on the Mississippi Coast has grown to 30 and one of the newest is the soon-to-open Dunkin’ on Highway 49 in Gulfport.
But I don’t care about Dunkin’. I prefer Ana’s Donuts, the new place at the corner of Pass Road and Washington Avenue in Gulfport.
I like Ana’s, whose neighbors are Domino’s and Cajun’s, even though I’ve made just one visit so far.
Ana’s is in an old building that has been the home of numerous businesses, and one of the most forgettable was Liberty Pizza many years ago. The doughnuts at Ana’s are far superior to the pizza that Liberty served in its brief time at one of the city’s busiest corners.
When I went to Ana’s, I got apple fritter bites, which are bigger than your regular bites. I got three and the third one was free. All were very good and I would like to get more.
I also picked up a menu and part of it is reproduced right here just for you.
I think Ana’s could become my second go-to doughnut place right behind Daylight Donuts on Pass Road near 25th Avenue in Gulfport. Daylight is a family favorite, so much so that we stopped at a Daylight in the downtown of a small Colorado town last summer while we were on vacation. It reminded us of home as we ate our share of glazed twists and drank chocolate milk.
I’ve come up with a list of other Coast doughnut shops, and if I have made an omission, left me know ASAP.
Dunkin’ at the corner of Pass Road and Eisenhower Drive.
Dunkin’ at Cedar Lake Road.
Dunkin’ at Hard Rock Hotel.
Fantasy Donuts on Pass Road.
Angkor Donuts on Shriners Boulevard.
Electrik Maid on Pass Road.
Glazed Donuts on Sangani Boulevard (the Boulevard of Dreams).
Krispy Kreme on Highway 49.
Kreamy Donuts on Broad Avenue.
Jelly Donuts and Kolaches on Highway 49.
Quality Bakery on 25th Avenue.
Long Beach Donuts on Beatline Road.
King Donuts on Klondyke Road.
Tato-Nut on Government Street.
Ocean Springs Donuts on Government.
Krispy Kreme on Bienville Boulevard.
Simply Donuts on Old Spanish Trail.
Luxury Donuts on Highway 90.
Jelly Donuts and Kolaches on Highway 90.
Delicious Donuts on 14th Street.
Anderson’s Bakery on Market Street.
Doughboy Donuts on Highway 63.
Sunshine Donuts on Highway 613.
Lou-Joe’s on Highway 57.
BAY ST. LOUIS
Grammys Donuts and More on Highway 90.
D.H. Donuts on East Aloha Drive.
Daylight Donuts on Highway 63.
ON THE MAP
I also have a Bing locator map showing the names of 10 doughnut shops that I mentioned.
If you are a dough nut like me, eat them if you got them.