Lovebirds Partners

Lovebirds has been years in the making and brings you lovingly crafted donuts made from honest, simple ingredients.

Opening Spring 2019 in Kittery, Maine, Lovebirds Donuts is a longtime vision come to life for Tamara Monroe and Ryan MacDougall. Ryan's early interest in food came at the age of 13 while helping out at his parents' breakfast restaurant. He spent the next decade cooking for and managing restaurants along the Maine seacoast. Tamara, too, worked her way through high school and college at local restaurants. They both envisioned having their own place one day.

Wanderlust lured Tamara and Ryan out into the world—and after some time in San Diego they moved to Boston where they grew diverse careers in marketing and finance, respectively. When not traveling, they spent much of their downtime exploring new foods, brewing beer, or baking.

Yeast-raised donuts became a special obsession. They use simple ingredients and when fermented in the traditional way (like how you make bread), yeast-raised donuts possess a unique and sophisticated depth of flavor. While Lovebirds offers both raised and cake donuts in an array of local and international-inspired flavors, the yeast donuts are truly their pride and joy.

Tamara and Ryan fell so in love with these doughy creations that they decided to return to their roots and embark on a new adventure, sharing their love of creating real, good food with the people in their home community. Their donuts are the culinary embodiment of comfort, fun and nostalgia.