by Cheryl Baehr
Like most patrons, I'd been going to O'Fashion Donuts (1904 South Vandeventer Avenue; 314-776-9975) for years without realizing I didn't know it's name. "You know -- that little place on Southwest" is how people typically refer to this tiny doughnut shack. What it lacks in name recognition it makes up for in taste, and nowhere is this more evident than in its buttermilk cake doughnut.
O'Fashion's buttermilk cake doughnut is its calling card: a pudgy, deep fried pillow of dough encrusted with a thin layer of vanilla-flavored glaze. The exterior is crisp from the sugary coating, but inside it's fluffy and light with a slightly lemony taste that brightens the rich treat. This piece of doughnut nirvana is so good you're likely to forget your own name, let alone O'Fashion's.
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