As the country seems to go crazy over New Zealand's first Krispy Kreme many are asking the question: is it really worth the wait?
Some that were willing to give the US doughnut maker a go might be considering whether they still want to try them after it was accused of racially discriminating against a Filipino customer.
- 'Racist' Krispy Kreme violating NZ law - Philippines Ambassador
- Krispy Kreme customer sent away from launch for not being a NZ citizen
- Krispy Kreme's first New Zealand store opening draws long lines of customers
So, if you're after a sweet and delicious treat but can't take the lines - or the controversy - here are some alternative places you should visit.
This Wellington doughnut store comes highly recommended by the Philippines Ambassador to New Zealand.
"Who needs racist Krispy Kreme for Kiwis only (KKK) Doughnuts anyway," he said.
"We have our own great Ensaymada by CBG Ensaymada!"
Ensaymada is a pastry popular in the Philippines and can come sugared or cheesy.
Already well-known in Auckland for their beautiful desserts Miann has a small range of doughnuts available for delivery on UberEats.
The Vanilla Custard and Berry and Citrus Curd doughnuts are both very good, but the Salted Caramel is on another level.
Little Dough Co
Another Wellington bakery, Little Dough Co doughnuts, can be found at Customs Brew Bar Friday to Sunday and VicBooks Thursday to Saturday.
Boasting eclectic flavours such as Spiced Caramel Cream and Choc-Orange topped with cacao nibs, these treats certainly keep the Victoria University students happy.
The Donut Boutique
The mainland can claim this delightful store, which operates on Barbadoes St in Christchurch Central.
It boasts the classic Boston Creme and Chocolate, along with some creative chef's specials - the most recent is a Mango, Peach and Passionfruit Compote.
Little and Friday
Few things can beat a classic done welll, and Little and Friday does an amazing job with its iconic custard doughnuts.
They're so good, Aucklanders were trekking across the city to the Belmont store long before the Newmarket location opened.
For the doughnut connoisseur wanting a treat as artful as it is delicious, Doornuts has you covered.
Sharing a K Road presence with the other famed dessert maker The Pie Piper, Doornuts boasts an ever changing menu of beautiful and delicious creations.