Although there are tonnes of donut places in Dublin at the minute, the two that most people seem to be talking about are Aungier Danger and Offbeat Donut. So as a massive donut fan I have decided to put them to the test to see which place really is the best.*
So to start off with the basics that contribute to each experience; location. Offbeat wins just for me on this one. It is located at the second most popular train station in Dublin and I never ever seem to be on Aungier Street. However, this varies because people work in different places. BUT Offbeat is only South-side whereas Aungier Danger slightly falls in the middle of North and South sides so is arguably more accessible.
Offbeat is cheaper with €2 for one donut while AD sell them for €3. Offbeat also have a lot more of a selection to choose from. These include; apple crumble, lemon meringue, Nutella™, caramel toffee, glazed, cinnamon, red velvet and the list goes on. Whereas Aungier Danger only have a select few to choose from; red velvet, oreo and marshmallow, cherry, banoffee, custard,salted caramel, nutella and lemon and poppyseed. AD also have DANGERCONE which is a donut cone filled with white chocolate and grated red velvet. Look at this thing…
AD also have cooler names like crime scene, Dublin death trap, cherry gunshot and banoffee autopsy.
Offbeat don’t appear to sell out as I went one day at around 5:30 and although less of a selection, there was still plenty to choose from. AD tend to sell out throughout the day and usually before the afternoon.
Offbeat appears to win with the simple facts like more selection, cheaper and arguably a better location, their staff are also a lot nicer but who wins for the actual better tasting donut?
That definitely has to be Aungier Danger. I’ve tried the red velvet in both and Offbeat was nice but nothing amazing whereas AD’s is incredible. Offbeat’s nutella donut is slightly better than AD’s because it is heaven in donut form but AD win with their oreo marshmallow and vanilla custard; absolutely unbelievable.
Try both and be the judge for yourself but if I had to recommend one to try…. it is Aungier Danger <3