The Donut Shops That’ll Make You Take a Donut-cation – Gemsman

The Donut Shops That’ll Make You Take a Donut-cation

Donut Shops

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 in America.

Da Vinci’s Donuts in Atlanta

Donut Shops

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

Donut Shops

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

Donut Shops

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 donuts.

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

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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

Sweetwater 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 Wi-Fi.

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 bucket list.

About the Author: Krystle Dickerson

Krystle grew up and still lives in Central Illinois with her husband, three children, and pets. Krystle knew she wanted to be a writer when she won a bookmaking contest in summer daycare when she was 9 years old. After 10+ years in retail management, Krystle took the plunge into writing full time in 2015. She holds down a muggle job as a freelance web content writer, but truly enjoys being a multi-genre author under the name Krystle Able. She also hosts literature-based events in the United States with Spellbinding Events. You can find her books on Amazon: