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Sublime Doughnuts wins best bakery in America

Sublime DonutsBake magazine conducted a nationwide search of America’s Best Bakery and, once the votes were tallied, Atlanta’s own Sublime Doughnuts takes the…er..cake.

Voting started at the beginning of March, and six finalists rose to the top of the crowd, including Kamal Grant’s midtown doughnut shop. The winner was then chosen by Bake’s editorial staff, and Sublime will be featured in the May issue of the industry magazine.

If you have lived in Atlanta for long, or if you spent any amount of time perusing the Atlanta food blogs during the fall of 2009, the deliciousness that is Sublime Doughnuts is probably old news for you. But, if you are new to town, or have been sheltered from the wonderful, pastry-like donuts that Grant churns out of his shop on 10th Street, make sure to check it out. And if you want some shamelessly self-promoting food porn, feel free to drool over the fuzzy cell phone pics from my own blog post/catalogue of his unconventional and delicious treats.

I never understood why the cupcake thing took off like it did, especially after I’d tasted a well-made doughnut. That is totally a trend I could get behind.

Check out Kamal’s video submission that helped earn him the honor below. Congrats Kamal!

- By Jon Watson, Food & More

53 comments Add your comment


April 17th, 2012
6:48 am

So I have to ask…Does he ever use a custard filling?

Gold One

April 17th, 2012
7:05 am

Congratulations Kamal!! Well deserved. If you’ve never tried Sublime, you must try them soon. It’s delicious!

Mr. Elektrik

April 17th, 2012
7:22 am

Congrats on the Salutations! I will try
your confections along with my family! See you soon….


April 17th, 2012
7:23 am

High-Five to Kamal from the Georgia Tech staff and students!


April 17th, 2012
7:48 am

Congratulations Kamal. Your delectables are worth the extra 5 pounds! Now on to the gym – oh, and see you when I’m finished.


April 17th, 2012
8:01 am

Visited my daughter at GA Tech over the weekend and enjoyed a yummy donut from Sublime. Congrats on your award and the donuts were GREAT.


April 17th, 2012
8:06 am

Congrats, I am right across the street at GA Tech…I will take a stroll over and back to see what goodies I can procure.


April 17th, 2012
8:11 am

Yay! I stopped by before the Braves game Sunday and picked up some goodies. So happy for Kamal and am thankful Sublime is a short drive away.


April 17th, 2012
8:13 am

My co-worker turned us on to them. They are indeed SUBLIME.


April 17th, 2012
8:15 am

I miss Sublime, it opened when I use to work on 14th Street. I have got to get down there because the donuts are DELICIOUS & one of a kind. I will see yall soon!!

Innocent Bystander

April 17th, 2012
8:25 am

I confess to never having heard of this place before. That said, congratulations to Mr. Grant and co. That is quite a feat. I’m a sucker for baked goods, so I’m sure I’ll be making your acquaintance at some point.

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April 17th, 2012
8:42 am

I have read about Sublime and Mr. Grant’s story behind its opening, and I have to date heroically resisted temptation and not gone. This latest news has me feeling my resolve, er, “crumbling”. Congratulations and look for me soon!


April 17th, 2012
8:47 am

I haven’t been there, but after visiting Tonalli’s Donuts & Cream in Portland OR last month, I consider them the best!


April 17th, 2012
8:56 am

I am working on getting ready for the summer, but I am already planning on getting these doughnuts for our memorial day celebration….. I. Can’t. Wait.


April 17th, 2012
9:03 am

Congrats!! ATL truly has some great bakeries, restaurants, chefs!


April 17th, 2012
9:08 am

Congrats guys! Have always loved those donuts, see you again soon!!


April 17th, 2012
9:08 am

Congrats on your award. I have had the donuts once and was not impressed, but that’s just me. I’m very happy that the award did go to an Atlanta Shop


April 17th, 2012
9:26 am

Congratulations. I have visited a lot of great donut shops across the US and Sublime is definitely one of the best. I’m craving an Orange Star right now. :) Yum!


April 17th, 2012
9:33 am

I admit I’ve never heard of it, or been there. But I will definitely be checking it out now. I love local places, especially good ones.


April 17th, 2012
9:34 am

Congrats to Kamal! Every year I get really excited when Girl Scout cookies go on sale because I know his thin mint doughnut is coming back.


April 17th, 2012
9:39 am

Why are there always people like TRAVELER who has to piss on the parade? If you haven’t been, just don’t comment and give your shameless plug about some place have never heard of.

Great job Sublime!!!!! I love your donuts.

Glenda M. Harvey

April 17th, 2012
9:49 am

Well done, Kamal!!! Love your doughnuts!

MU in GA

April 17th, 2012
9:52 am

Denise, I second your comment. And to those who kindly admitted never going, once you go you WILL wonder why you never went before and you WILL find yourself telling others about them. I wish I could name a favorite donut from Sublime, but it’s nearly impossible.


April 17th, 2012
9:55 am

The best doughnuts ever! We had some for a friend’s birthday (instead of birthday cake) this Sunday. Everyone loved and raved about them. Congratulations…


April 17th, 2012
9:57 am

Congratulations! I love Sublime donuts. I drive down from Gwinnett just to grab a dozen.

Timothy Jones

April 17th, 2012
10:01 am

I love Sublime donuts! The downside to the customer service Kamal Grant has a really arrogant and nonchalant attitude; not very customer friendly.


April 17th, 2012
10:05 am

Never heard of it, but will make my way there this weekend!! I love donuts!!

Vampire Bill

April 17th, 2012
10:17 am

Man, I’m starving for some donuts.


April 17th, 2012
10:18 am

TJ @ 10:01… Kamal, srt8 men have feelings too. warm up to them and they melt like warm glaze.


April 17th, 2012
10:49 am

because is was a national competition, and because I will be comparing Sublime’s to theirs when I do have the opportunity. get over yourselves.


April 17th, 2012
10:51 am

Timothy Jones, so does the “not customer friendly” part make him the “doughnut nazi”?


April 17th, 2012
11:03 am

Congratulation Kamal! This nomination is well deserved. I think I’ll swing by Sublime today for a glazed croissant and a butter toffee treat today!

PTC Mommy

April 17th, 2012
11:08 am

Been in Atlanta since 1997…Almost embarrassed to say, but I’ve never heard of Sublime. BUT It’s a MUST-visit next time I’m downtown (Jazz Festival)…Congrats!!!


April 17th, 2012
11:34 am

Congratulations – you deserve it!


April 17th, 2012
11:52 am

I have NEVER heard of this bakery but would love to try it…where is it located?


April 17th, 2012
11:55 am

Emma, 10th St. and Hemphill by GA Tech. Next to Firehouse subs. The sign just says “Donut”

Bubble Family

April 17th, 2012
12:03 pm

PTC Mommy
April 17th, 2012
11:08 am

Been in Atlanta since 1997…Almost embarrassed to say, but I’ve never heard of Sublime. BUT It’s a MUST-visit next time I’m downtown (Jazz Festival)…Congrats!!!

I thought everyone in that bubble was afraid to go to Atlanta?


April 17th, 2012
12:48 pm

PTC Mommy, it’s not downtown. It’s in midtown. Big difference, but I know it’s difficult for those of you out there!


April 17th, 2012
1:13 pm

I’ve always had great service at Sublime, and the few times I’ve met Kamal he is very warm and friendly. I’m glad they won, they deserve it. Truly one of the most consistently supreme bakeries around.

No icing for me, please!

April 17th, 2012
1:19 pm

Congratulations! I’m a native Atlantan, but I’ve never heard of the place. The word ’sublime’ is not a word that I like (along with ‘hummus’, ’smoothie’ and others– I digress…), but I’m interested in stopping by sometime for a delicious *plain* doughnut.


April 17th, 2012
1:25 pm

Congrats….Had three orange stars on Sunday…..Can’t ever get enough :)


April 17th, 2012
1:38 pm

Congrats! Guess this was a bad week to start a diet….


April 17th, 2012
2:27 pm

The reese’s peanutbutter donuts are outstanding.


April 17th, 2012
3:55 pm

Congratulations! Never been there, but next time I’m in Atlanta I’ll definitely go – they sound great:-)

Steven Josovitz

April 17th, 2012
4:41 pm

Mr. Grant is also a really nice person too…. Congratulations….


April 18th, 2012
6:03 am

Oh those croissants are beyond sublime. I worked at housing for GT and we would get them at least once a month and then we’d all split the doughnuts in halves or quarters so that everyone could get a piece of everything since we could never make up our minds! Thanks for the good memories :)

Also Ran

April 18th, 2012
10:12 am

Yowsa!!! Life is Short…Embrace the baked goods. I may just get dressed and go ITP today. Congratulations Kamal!!!


April 18th, 2012
1:41 pm

I was one of those who walked in and walked out; TWICE! Way, Way, Way overrated!


April 18th, 2012
5:10 pm

I like this guy and find his doughnuts very tasty. Congratulations on your win as well. But to say this is the best bakery in America is beyond me. It’s not a bakery, It’s a doughnut shop.