Since opening two-and-a-half months ago, Underwest Donuts has swiftly carved a name for itself as the area’s go-to donut destination.

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Scott Levine at Underwest Donuts in the car wash on 12th Avenue. Photo: Phil O’Brien

The ring-shaped treats have found instant fame since the diminutive venue opened within the Westside Highway Car Wash on 12th Avenue. It’s a success that has taken owner Scott Levine somewhat by surprise, although he describes himself as “so grateful for the positive response.”

Scott doesn’t feel that there’s too much unusual about the shared space, musing that: “the best barbecue ribs I ever had in my life were in a gas station in Missouri.”

The cake-style donuts are currently available in six flavors – three sugared, and three glazed. A new flavor is to be released 28 January, although Scott’s keeping tight-lipped on what it is. So, if you’re looking to gain some brownie points at home this month, why not offer to take the car to be cleaned?

This story originally appeared in Issue 3 of W42ST Magazine in February 2015.

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