Donuts are one of America’s favorite breakfast
foods, and the best part is you can eat them all day in all different flavors.
Whether you like sweet, salty, savory, or fruity donuts, there is a donut shop
in America that is perfect for you. Check out some of our favorite donut shops
Da Vinci’s Donuts in Atlanta
If you love donuts but can’t ever seem to
finish a whole one because they are too rich or too sweet, you will love the
two bite donuts that are infinitely customizable at Da Vinci Donuts in Atlanta,
Georgia. Each donut at Da Vinci’s is a work of art with a buffet of toppings and drizzles to choose from. Some of
the best flavors are the cannoli inspired donuts and filled caramel apple. Da
Vinci’s specializes in a cake-style donut that is hand-dipped, and franchises
are even available!
Blackbird Doughnuts in Boston
Blackbird Doughnuts is so popular they have four donut shops in the Boston area, and their artisanal doughnuts are often catered at weddings and corporate events. They offer savory flavors such as the everything bagel doughnut, vegan options like the vegan lemon coconut, and cake doughnuts made with buttermilk and sour cream including the blackbird doughnut, their signature flavor that’s a simple vanilla bean with vanilla glaze. Blackbird Doughnuts also makes Doughnut Cakes and serves ice cream.
District Doughnut in Washington, D.C.
District Doughnut has been named the best
doughnut shop in Washington, D.C. four years in a row since opening in 2014.
Pastry Chef Christine crafts gourmet doughnuts from scratch using a special
vanilla bean yeast dough and imports fine ingredients from all over the world. She
believes in creating a “better doughnut” and has gained so much popularity
there are currently five locations open, including one in Virginia. The flavors
at District Doughnut change seasonally, but summer flavors include brown butter, orange Creamsicle
crème Brule, fluffernutter, and Nutella Smores, among others.
Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken in Chicago
Breakfast sandwiches are great, but making a
breakfast sandwich on a donut might blow your mind. You can try a donut
breakfast sandwich at Do-Rite
Donuts & Chicken in Chicago. The menu at Do-Rite’s changes depending on
the chef’s mood but you can usually find a variety of sandwiches made on donuts
or on a bun, fried chicken sandwiches, fries, donuts with gluten-free options
and incredible flavors like the cheese Danish donut and pistachio-Meyer lemon
The Holy Donut in Portland
The Holy Donut offers 20 unique flavors of
donuts all made from potatoes! The store closes as soon as the last donut is
sold so guests should make sure to arrive early if they want the best and
freshest selection. The Holy Donut is also completely soy and nut free and offers gluten-free and vegan options.
The bases are Maine Potato, or Dark Chocolate Maine Potato and flavors include
pomegranate, hand squeezed lemon, toasted coconut, Coffee Brandy, and more.
Mr. T’s Donuts in Modesto
Mr. T’s Donuts is a 24-hour
donut shop in Modesto, California that has been open since 1989 and is
continually voted one of the best donut shops in Modesto. The most popular
donut is a cronut which is a light and fluffy cross between a croissant and a donut,
and the regular raised yeast glazed donuts are melt in your mouth delicious. Prices
are reasonable at less than $10 per dozen and muffins, Danishes, bear claws,
and cinnamon rolls are also available.
Sweetwater’s Donut Mill in Kalamazoo
Donut Mill opened in 1983 and now offers three locations in Michigan that
are all open 24/7 and serves donuts and muffins. The stores are family owned and
have some of the best-filled donuts in the country. Some of the best flavors
are the Banana Cream with chocolate frosting, Apple crumb, key lime, peanut
butter & jelly, Oreo, and New York cheesecake, among many others.
Sweetwater’s also cake amazing cake donut toppings and flavors including German
Chocolate, buttermilk, and a variety of candy toppings.
Mahalo Coffee Co and Mini Donuts in Cedar Rapids
Mahalo Coffee Co serves pure Hawaiian coffee
grown in and imported from Maui. The coffee shop claims to be the only shop in
the state to sell gourmet mini donuts and is known for its tropical flavors and
fresh ingredients. Some of the donuts you have to try at Mahalo’s includes the
blueberry beach, apple tiki, and cinnamon lava. The shop also serves daily grab
and go breakfasts, Lunch sandwiches, and guests can take advantage of the free
The Donut Experiment in Bloomington
You might not have heard of Bloomington,
Illinois but it’s the only city in the state to have a Donut
Experiment. Nowhere else can you get donuts as fresh as you can at the
Donut Experiment because they are each made to order. Start with a cake donut,
then choose your toppings and icing flavor. Daily offerings include candy and
cereal toppings, chocolate, caramel, glazed, and vanilla icings, among more.
There are also specialty donuts like Sriracha and Key Lime. Guests can also
order hot or iced lattes, coffees, and espresso.
Milkjam Creamery in Minneapolis
What’s better than ice cream? An ice cream
sandwich with donuts of course! Milkjam
Creamery in Minneapolis, Minnesota makes artisanal ice creams like Uma
Thurman, Hard Knock Life 2.0, Waka Flocka Flakes, and Hibiscus Lemonade just to
name a few. Some of the ice creams have alcohol in them like the Saigon Nights,
which contains Hennessy. You can get your ice cream served on a Jam Bun which
is a Glam Doll Donut bun with a scoop of ice cream served in the middle.
Milkjam also serves adult milkshakes and floats with champagne, beer, or a shot
of liquor. This is the perfect donut shop for a brunch stop in Minnesota.
Delicious donuts are available in every state.
Use this list to get started checking off the best donut shops from your foodie