Here’s How to Find the Speakeasy-Style Donut Shop Next to Boston’s Fenway Park
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Speakeasy-style donuts across the street from Fenway Park is a permanent pop-up that has everyone glazed and confused. That's because this secret spot operates out of another hot spot on historic Lansdowne Street, and you just have to know where to go.
Appropriately named Back Door Donuts, it actually originated on Martha's Vineyard in 1948 as Walmsley's Bakery, with zero hidden aspects about it. The staff would toss extra doughnuts out the back door during overnight prep shifts, according to Boston Magazine. In 1971, new ownership came in, and with that a name change to Old Stone Bakery, they created a late night tradition of selling donuts outside the back door when they technically weren't open. If you were in the know, you knew to simply knock on the back door after hours to buy some donuts.
Today, it's actually called Back Door Donuts, where the secret has been out forever on the Vineyard. So, why not recreate history up in Boston? Now, I'm going to share the not-so-secret secret for this speak-easy style donut shop. Are you ready?
Back Door Donuts has brought its insanely delicious donuts and 15 pound apple fritters to the side door of Loretta's Last Call. From 7pm to 2am each night, just go to that side door and enjoy the fun.
Calling themselves Back Door Donuts Fenway, Boston Magazine says day old's aren't allowed, and you will always be able to choose from one of the freshly baked 14 flavors.
I guess the secret's out.