Down for Donuts

Peace, Love and Little Donuts, perfect for a treat.

It only takes a beautiful trek towards downtown Hudson to find the charming Peace, Love and Little Donuts. It is a doughnut shop that originated in Pittsburgh that specializes in providing their customers with “fun, delicious and shareable” experiences. After passing the BP Gas Station and entering the plaza (other businesses include All Around Cyclery and Heartwood Coffee Roasters) the first indication of Peace, Love and Little Donuts that you are greeted with is their propped-up sign outside that claims themselves as “Home of the ‘Famous’ Maple Bacon Donut”.

Upon entry, you are immediately struck with the sight of the front half of a bright teal Volkswagen bus, already adorned with Christmas decorations (and a single leftover Halloween spider). The exterior from this real bus is used to cover a working kitchen station behind the counter. Along with the bus, Peace, Love and Little Donuts clearly goes for a sort of hippie, counterculture era theme with tie-dye, flower power and psychedelic fonts galore. They have also added some modern touches to their interior design to create a unique ambience.

Peace, Love and Little Donuts’ flavors are separated into three different groupings: Groovy, Far Out and Funkadelic. Groovy doughnuts are mostly plain with only a glaze or sprinkling of sugar as topping. Far Out doughnuts are covered in a frosting that comes in a variety of flavors. The Funkadelic category is where Peace, Love and Little Donuts really gets creative in its offerings with flavors such as Magically Delicious, topped with Lucky Charms marshmallows; Dirt, the classic mix of chocolate, Oreos and gummy worms; and of course, the Famous Maple Bacon.

Prices for a single doughnut usually range from 95 cents to $1.50 depending on the kind you choose. Previously unbeknownst to me, Friday is apparently Dollar-a-Doughnut Day, and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I was able to purchase five different doughnuts for five dollars regardless of its category.

In order to fairly experience their variety of offerings, I tried to select at least one doughnut from each section. From Groovy, I chose a powdered sugar; from Far Out, I picked one with blueberry frosting; I selected the other three from Funkadelic– Raspberry Truffle, Oreo Cheesecake and Maple Bacon, which pretty much felt like an obligation to try.

Although the display case housed multiple trays filled with doughnuts, the employees, who were following the theme accordingly with tie-dye masks, made the doughnuts on the spot.

I was very pleased with the quality of the doughnuts themselves. They had a crispy exterior that lead to a delicious cakey middle. I relished every bite of each doughnut, but the one that stood out in particular was the Far Out with blueberry frosting. I fully expected to have one from the Funkadelic selection to come out as my favorite, but the freshly-topped frosting had such great texture and flavor. I would definitely recommend that donut.

For a local business with a fun ambiance and tasty treats choose Peace, Love and Little Donuts! Your enjoyment has been guaranteed.

Jimena Oliva ’22

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