10 Local Donut Shops Across the Country

National Donut Day

National Donut Day is a celebration you don’t want to miss!

Craving a sweet treat? Well, you deserve a donut! This National Donut Day, check out some local favorites. The donut shops on this list are known for their great taste, unique flavors, creativity – almost as important – for being an awesome small business and a staple in their neighborhoods!

Donut Trail – Butler County, Ohio

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If one donut is just not going to cut it for you, try visiting these 12 shops on the Butler County Donut Trail. Download a map and a passport on the Butler County website to get started. Once you visit all the shops on the list and receive a stamp, mail in your passport to win a t-shirt to prove your accomplishments. But, make sure to get an early start! These shops are so popular that some can sell out by 10 AM.

Banbury Cross Donuts – Salt Lake City, Utah

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Banbury Cross has served some of Salt Lake’s best donuts since 1986. Treats are made fresh in-house every morning. Their signature donut is a coffee cake-hybrid that is fried and dipped in a cinnamon sugar glaze. In a hurry? They also have a drive-thru window.

The Donuttery – Huntington Beach, CA

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This Southern California favorite serves up their famous donuts 24/7. So, treat yourself to one of their simple glazed or fancy crème brulee donuts after a long day at the beach.

Mojo Donuts – Miami, FL

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Mojo offers a variety of flavors ranging from sweet, salty, to everything in between. Opening its doors in 2013, Mojo became popular for the quality and creativity of their menu. In addition to buying these delicious donuts at their store, you can also have them cater special events.

The Doughnut Project – New York, New York

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This Manhattan favorite has a location in the West Village and one near Central Park. Donuts are made in small batches with fun flavors including Prosecco and Coffee Salted Toffee. Already a fan? The Doughnut Project has a variety of t-shirts in their online shop.

Welcome Chicken + Donuts – Phoenix, AZ

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What started as a pop-up event serving coffee and donuts now has a permanent home in Phoenix. The shop provides some of the city’s best donuts and fried chicken, which can be ordered separately or in a combo meal. The store has a comfortable atmosphere and prides themselves in using fresh and fine ingredients.

Glazed Donut Works – Dallas, Texas

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The owners of Glazed Donut Works opened with the goal to do one thing, and do it well. And they succeeded. Donuts, toppings, and fillings are made fresh daily in-house and prepared in small batches in order to ensure quality. Want to try one of their specialty items? Go for the donut grilled cheese with bacon.

Federal Donuts – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The owners of Federal Donuts admit themselves that when they started out, they had no idea what they were doing. After the used “donut robot” they purchased from a stranger on Craigslist didn’t work out, they realized it was time to get serious. They worked out the kinks in production and now offer mouth-watering flavors including Strawberry Lavender and S’mores. Can’t make it to Philly? You can also order their cookbook.

District Doughnut – Washington, D.C.

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In a city famous for food, District Donut stands out.  Opened in 2012, the bakery aims to infuse their pastries with the history and creative spirit of Washington. And their story does the same. The donuts were originally sold through social media, catering, and event pop-ups. After gaining popularity for their signature flavors like Brown Butter and Dulce de Leche, the first storefront opened in 2014.

Frost – Mill Creek, Washington

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Frost first opened its doors in 2009 at the Mill Creek Town Center, and has since spread to other locations across Seattle. True fans make sure to participate in the yearly Frost Donut Eating Contest, this year being held on National Donut Day. Contestants from each age category have a chance to win a year supply of free donuts!

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