Donna, Donna, Donna.... These donuts are pure perfection! I recently had the opportunity to visit Donna's Delicious Dozen, located between Gahanna and New Albany on Hamilton Rd. Everything about this custom donut shop screams at you to come in and see what you're missing. And you won't be disappointed. I entered just a few minutes before they closed on Sunday, and the shop not only smelled amazing it was spotless & clean! Not just the front of house, but I peeked behind the wall to eye the kitchen, and it was impeccably clean and tidy. That's huge, because one of my biggest gripes with other shops like this (If it walks like a "duck" and quacks like a "duck"...you know who you are Duck) is how crowded and cramped they are and how messy everything looks. Also, greasy donuts aren’t appealing. It’s one thing to be fresh out of the fryer, it’s another not to cook them properly so they don’t end up drowning in greasy inside. At Donna’s, that is NEVER an issue.
I watched the team complete a customer’s order, before placing my own, and the patience and care they took with each donut really stood out. This isn't a rush job, and they aren't in a hurry for you to leave. There's a decent size seating area, but the show happens behind the glass, so I watched from the counter. Each donut is hand dipped in your choice of glazes, toppings and drizzles or you can try one of the awesome preselected combinations. $7.40 gets you a half dozen donuts, or one for $1.40. When you realize that a donut from your chain coffee shops costs anywhere between .99¢ and $1.49, you'll realize this is a better deal, and the simple coffee or iced coffee may taste better too. Now for the menu...
Wow, I can’t believe this dream of mine is finally up and running. And I have to thank you for coming to my website. I’ve always loved food, my first cookbook was “Microwave Cooking for Kids” and the ‘best’ dish in it was something called Italian Squigglies. Looking back, I think it was a way for my mom to keep me safe, while at the same time letting me experiment in the kitchen. My sister and I just knew we were making gourmet meals, and I appreciate my parents for choking them down. Around 11 or 12 though, things changed and my mom started to teach me how to cook. I was all to happy to quietly learn. While my dad was somewhat of a picky eater, I knew she was talented in the kitchen. She’d introduce us to her native foods as often as possible and to this day, her food is the best comfort food around.
When I moved out, I’d try new things and send her pictures for her approval (I still do), or save leftovers for her to critique (now she makes requests!). Her feedback meant and still means everything to me. She likes to tell people that I’ve far surpassed her in the kitchen, but the way I see it... I’m still trying to live up to her skill. And that’s really what’s lead me here. I want to share everything I’ve learned and experienced with all of you. I want to hear what you like, and discuss where food can take us. I’ll share my recipes, and those from my friends and family, and I want to hear what you like, what you don’t, and how you took the inspiration and ran with it.
We’ll talk about Columbus’ food identity as well. Maybe when it’s all said and done we’ll have put Columbus on the map for more than just the most new concept restaurants that may or may not last, who knows, let’s be ambitious! Fellas, we’re going to work together to make sure we know the “Five Meals Every Man Should Know How to Make”. I’m talking simple, yet impressive staples that wow from the moment you present the plate, until the last bite is gone. And we will definitely cover why quality ingredients are the difference between an okay dish, and an unforgettable moment in time.
I don’t want to make great food, I want people to feel longing for the art they just consumed. And then I want them, and you, to think about how to improve it for the next time.
This site is very much under construction, so I thank you for coming, for your patience, and for the feedback I hope you will freely give. You may notice over time, that any ad on my site is because I’m repoing a product I believe in and use. Im currently applying to be an affiliate for companies like Anova Culinary and Instapot, among others. I refuse to ‘Google’ up my site with tracking ads and spam, so you’re information is safe here. This place may be my dream, but I want it to be something we all love together and nurture and grow.
Welcome to Sulli’s Kitchen, my kitchen, my world, my passion.
Adrian S. also known as Sulli, & Chef AD. I love all things food, and the best gift I ever got was a love of cooking... Thanks Mom!