Happy National Donut Day, Des Moines!
National Doughnut Day started on June 7, 1938.
Ever since that day, the first Friday of every June is deemed as National Donut Day.
Little do most people know is that there is a special meaning behind this day.
It’s not just a day for businesses to give out free donuts rather, National Donut Day is a day was created by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the men and women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.
The Salvation Army workers served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches. The donut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer.
You learn something new everyday, eh!?
Des Moines’s Donut Scene
If you weren’t aware of Des Moines’s donut scene, this is a perfect time to get a taste of it. Joe Formaro states that “the best place to experience a top-notch donut is at an old fashioned, no-frills neighborhood donut shop.”
Some donut shops suggests worth trying in central Iowa:
Topped Doughnuts (Ankeny)
Now it’s time to get you ready for what you can expect to eat. There is one baker in Des Moines that knows how to get people to break their phones by salivating on them. His name is Joe Formaro – the son of Joe Formaro.
Get it? Got it? Good.
He is the head baker at Djonuts which is part of Capes Cafe in the Des Moines Social Club.
If you check Instagram the first thing in the morning, you will want to make sure you follow him.
These pictures make your shredded wheat bites look pretty boring. Here are the top 18 images – based on likes – on Djonuts Instagram account. They range from 92 likes to 120 likes.
Djonut’s Top 18 Images On Instagram
There are a lot of awesome choices to choose from.
This donut definitely calls for a tall glass of milk.
Your boring morning breakfast just got demolished by E-11 blaster rifles (or donuts).
When breakfast sucks, you’re not the same. Eat a Snickers donut.
Camp food taken to the next level.
“Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.” James A. Garfield
Not Trader Joe’s cookie butter. Homemade OREO cookie butter!
There’s a reason why the letter “L” is left out in Heath…
No makeup needed for KCWI’s Great Day show.
Let’s ride with the family down the street, through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet – to Djonuts!
French toast doesn’t need a bowl, or a plate.
Just the way I like my chai – dirty.
One sweet treat for some bunny!
Sorry Ma. #ApplePie
Captain’s order. Literally.
The egg hunt ends here.
Lots and lots of donuts. Lots and lots of Instagram likes.
Keep tabs on Djonuts on social media – especially Instagram.