On The Menu
Ultimate donut sundae — A warmed donut topped with your choice of ice cream and other treats, $3.59
Milkshakes and floats — $3 to $3.47
Funnel cake — Fried dough topped with powdered sugar, $4.59
5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 434, Lawrenceville
-- Open since: Feb. 11
-- Owners: Nadir Natha and Bashir Farishta
-- Location: Ultimate Donuts is located inside of Sugarloaf Mills Mall at Gate No. 4. It is across from Dave & Buster's.
-- Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays
-- Atmosphere: Ultimate Donuts is located inside of Sugarloaf Mills Mall. When you enter through the mall's doors near AMC theatres, there is a sweet smell in the air.
"You can smell the doughnuts when you enter the mall," co-owner Nadir Natha said with a laugh.
If you follow your nose, you'll find the doughnut shop -- with a large pink glazed sprinkled doughnut jutting out of its sign -- across from Dave & Buster's.
The inside of the store is bright and clean but small. It is a place where people order their goods, then eat somewhere else. There are two metal tables for those who would like to dine in the establishment.
According to Natha, Ultimate Donuts is usually busier on the weekends.
-- Menu: As you can imagine, Ultimate Donuts serves, well, doughnuts.
Each pastry is made in house on a daily basis from basic to specialty. For the doughnut purists, there are glazed circles, holes and bowties, bear claws and powdered sugar jellies. Some of the speciality sweets include Reese's peanut butter cup, s'mores, turtle and Rocky Road.
If you need more than a doughnut, you can turn your pastry into a sundae. Order your doughnut, they'll warm it up and top it with your choice of BlueBell ice cream.
"The quality is good (with BlueBell)," Nathar said. "It works really well with the funnel cakes and doughnuts."
Yes, there are also homemade funnel cakes available for purchase, which can get topped with ice cream and other treats.
Not into ice cream? No problem. Ultimate Donuts has Honeysuckle brand gelato for sale. Flavors range from espresso to strawberry cheesecake to fresh mint.
The owners never serve day-old sweets to their customers. Instead of tossing the old treats, the doughnuts are donated.
"In the nighttime, whatever is left we donate to the fire department and police," Natha said. "In the beginning, we threw everything away because we wanted the food fresh. Now, we donate what we can."
They also donate to a group called The Feed the Homeless Tour each Sunday.
-- Things you might not know: Natha and Farishta are brothers-in-law.