There is nothing like a fresh, hot gooey doughnut. And this is especially true when you are on vacation, during which I firmly believe calories don't count.
Duck Donuts, a local chain with three franchises on the Outer Banks definitely fits the BILL (pun kind of intended). For $1.50 you get a hot cake doughnut fresh-dipped in either vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or maple glaze, with an array of topping choices ranging from coconut to rainbow sprinkles.
These doughnuts are warm, dense, moist, and messy, and provide the requisite sugar rush. This is definitely not your everyday breakfast, but it is worth the splurge every once in a while. Just pack a snack for later in the morning, since a doughnut keeps you full for all of an hour or so, max!
B and I messily devoured our respectively ordered maple and vanilla glazed doughnuts. Eaten while sitting on a bench overlooking the sound, this was definitely a vacation breakfast worth repeating.