A donut might seem like a simple thing to make, but Virginia residents know that there’s a world of difference between the delectable pastries you get at Carpe Donut and the run-of-the-mill donuts from a grocery store. In 2007, Matt Rohdie and his wife Jenn Downey had a vision that Charlottesville needed a place to get hot, fresh donuts made from scratch using organic ingredients. They soon turned that vision into a reality. After myriad test runs, they had the signature donut that would make them famous. Crispy on the outside, tender and fluffy on the inside and boasting a slight twinge of apple cider flavor, these donuts have people driving for hours. They’re cooked in 100% soybean oil with no trans fats. Unlike supermarket donuts, these need to be refrigerated soon after cooking, so don’t leave them out. They also serve organic coffee, Italian hot chocolate and mulled hot cider made fresh from their charming little cart.
1715 Allied Ln
Charlottesville, VA 22903