Help us fund local COVID-19 reporting in our community

Downtown: New Hampshire Doughnut Co. to open second location 

  • Amanda Baril opened New Hampshire Doughnut Co. in Chichester in August and is already looking to expand to a second location at Capital Plaza in Concord’s downtown area. TOP: A tray of doughnuts are ready to eat. Geoff Forester photos / Monitor staff

  • Amanda Baril opened New Hampshire Doughnut Co. in Chichester in August and is already looking to expand to a second location in Concord. Geoff Forester—Monitor staff

  • Amanda Baril packs a dozen specialty donuts for her mother in her Chichester shop on Route 4. Baril opened New Hampshire Doughnut Co. in Chichester in August and is already looking to expand to a second location in Concord. Geoff Forester—Monitor staff

  • Amanda Baril’s son, Zac, 5, eats one his mother’s doughnuts in her Chichester shop.

  • Amanda Baril talks to her son Zac at New Hampshire Doughnut Co. in Chichester. Baril opened the shop in August and is already looking to expand to Concord. Geoff Forester / Monitor staff

Monitor staff
Published: 2/23/2020 9:27:39 PM

The idea Amanda Baril came up with for her doughnut shop was simple: there would be no rules.

“You come in, we take a vanilla doughnut and you can coat, top and drizzle anything you want on it,” Baril said. “It’s your custom creation.”

Baril makes all of her doughnuts sold at New Hampshire Doughnut Co. from scratch each morning, arriving before the sun comes up at her shop in Chichester on Dover Road. Often, on weekdays, the base flavor of the doughnuts is vanilla, but on weekends she makes pumpkin, blueberry, cinnamon, chocolate, cider and other flavors.

Then, customers can take that base doughnut and add toppings like strawberry glaze, rainbow sprinkles and marshmallows.

“We can do anything you can think of,” she said. “There are unlimited options.”

Baril makes ready-made grab-and-go doughnuts too, and the most popular are maple bacon, doughnuts topped with Fruity Pebbles cereal, chocolate doughnuts with chocolate glaze, chocolate coconut or anything with peanut butter.

Her store is catching a lot of attention in Chichester.

She just opened in town in August and is already looking to expand to a second location in Concord. Baril will be opening her second New Hampshire Doughnut Co. in Capital Plaza in May, in the Capital Deli’s former storefront.

She hopes the store will be a great attraction for families.

Her store in Chichester is decorated with bright orange, pink and blue colors. Kids programs play on the television.

“We just want this place to be about fun for people,” Baril said.

Before opening her New Hampshire Doughnut Co., Baril was a banker for 13 years and a stay-at-home mom for five. Baking has always been her passion.

She lives in Goffstown now, but lived in Charlotte, N.C. for 10 where she saw all sort custom food restaurants. She wanted to see how that kind of shop would do in New Hampshire.

The location in Concord will be similar to Chichester, except with more seating. There will also be more gluten-free and vegan options, which Baril doesn’t yet have in Chichester. In Chichester, she has gluten-free available on Sundays or by custom order. She also plans to have a full espresso bar.




Concord Monitor Office

1 Monitor Drive
Concord,NH 03301
603-224-5301

 

© 2019 Concord Monitor
Terms & Conditions - Privacy Policy