Food + Drink

Back Door Donuts at Summercamp's Canteen

Our Oak Bluffs boutique hotel Summercamp has a camp vibe updated with adult twists at every turn. So it's only appropriate that there's a canteen—bringing back memories of ordering up sweet treats from the camp lodge's snack bar and enjoying them on the porch during free time. Summercamp's Canteen serves up some classic snacks with a side of nostalgia like Cracker Jacks and Dreamsicles, and our guests love snacking like a kid again. But the real winner served at Summercamp's Canteen? Hands down, the best donuts on Martha's Vineyard: Back Door Donuts served at MV Gourmet Cafe & Bakery.

Back Door Donuts gets billed as making the best donuts on Martha's Vineyard (voted Best Bakery 4 years in a row by Martha's Vineyard Magazine) because they're fried fresh daily and served warm. The bakery, located next to Oak Bluff's post office, makes all kinds of baked goods every day, but is best known for its donuts. No trip to Oak Bluffs is complete without a stop at Back Door Donuts. 

Bonus: if you're staying with us at Summercamp, you need look no further than the Canteen on site for your AM donut fix—Back Door Donuts are delivered to the hotel every day, along with the to-die-for apple fritters.

Should you crave a donut after the bakery closes at 5pm or late night, you're in luck—Back Door Donuts gets its name from the donuts served out of the back of the bakery from 7pm until 2 minutes before 1am. The MV Bakery's secret donut door, often called the "worst kept secret on the Vineyard," is a part of many summer visitors' must-do list while on the Vineyard. While a hearty queue can form on prime summer weekends, the line moves fast and these donuts are well worth the wait. Get your Back Door donut or fritter at Summercamp and see for yourself why they're the best donuts on Martha's Vineyard.