North Jersey artisan doughnut chain Glaze Donuts, has opened new locations in Paramus (67 East Ridgewood Ave) and West Caldwell (554 Passaic Ave). Both locations include the classic Glaze Donuts menu — doughnuts and coffee. The bakery case features up to 30+ varieties of their unique doughnut creations daily. The shop recently added made-to-order waffles as a new menu item, with both sweet and savory options available with an assortment of delicious toppings and fillings. Waffles are currently not yet available in West Caldwell. Paramus and West Caldwell locations feature ample off-street parking and are both open seven days a week.
Established in July 2014, this independently owned bakery chain — with four locations (New Milford, Wayne, Paramus, West Caldwell) — prides itself on producing premium baked goods that elevate it above doughnut chain offerings. They pridefully cook their doughnuts in small batches throughout the day, using only the highest quality ingredients — with no preservatives, High Fructose Corn Syrup or artificial coloring.
Doughnut flavors run the gamut from the classics — glazed, powdered sugar, jelly, Jersey Cream (sorry Boston) — to unique artisan creations like Cannoli (“Judge’s Choice” at the 2016 Donut Fest NYC), Maple Bacon and the weekend-only Italian Rainbow Donut (as seen on Thrillist, Good Morning America, Food + Wine, Maxim, Refinery29, BuzzFeed). Glaze has been recognized as “Best Donuts in Bergen County” by the readers of Bergen Magazine (formerly Bergen Health & Life) three years in a row (2015-2017), “Best Coffee in Bergen County” by the readers of Daily Voice and the highest rated donut shop in the state by Foursquare City Guide.
The menu at Glaze also includes bakery items like turnovers and muffins, along with custom Donut Cakes and Donut Towers — a stack of doughnuts and doughnut holes in a cone-shaped design — plus made-to-order waffles. Coffee is taken seriously too, brewed with organic Arabica beans from various continents around the world — all purchased from small growers via Trade Fair Organizations.
In addition, Glaze has worked with a number of national brands, including Shake Shack — supplying the burger chain with doughnuts for a seasonal ice cream treat — and a National Donut Day promotion with ride-hailing service Uber — delivering “donuts on demand” to hungry Northern New Jersey customers for charity.