Where to Find the Best Donut in Every State
There are few treats as quintessentially indulgent as donuts. Fried rounds of dough coated in sugar or glazed to perfection, a donuts can satisfy any craving for something sweet.
But not all donuts are created equal. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taste testing every donut in a 25 mile radius to pick your favorite (something I have definitely done, more than once), sometimes you need to narrow it down.
Luckily, Yelp has you covered with a list of the best donut in every state as well as Washington D.C.
“Whether it’s a classic or glazed, a cronut or a donut hole, donuts are a delicious anytime treat and Yelpers love the variety they can come in,” Yelp's Trend Expert Tara Lewis told Travel + Leisure. “There are also some exciting regional trends that allow for the donut to be embraced as new, over and over again. So while some cities are basking in the glory of donut burgers, there are some cities like Albuquerque that are just now reveling in the arrival of the boutique donut."
Yelp analyzed donut bakeries in every state and ranked them according to an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and the shop’s star rating.
So whether you’re in the mood for a box of mini donuts and a warm cup of spiced chai tea at Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai in Portland, Ore., or a sour cream old fashioned donut at Greenbush Bakery in Madison, Wi., (which happens to be one of America’s coolest college towns), there’s a donut for everyone.
Here are the best donuts in every state.
Alabama: The Donut King, Eufaula
Alaska: Jason's Donuts, Fairbanks
Arizona: The Local Donut, Scottsdale
Arkansas: Mark's DO-Nut Shop, North Little Rock
California: BJ Cinnamon, Folsom
Colorado: Mr Donuts, Lone Tree
Connecticut: Brooklyn Baking, Waterbury
Delaware: Duck Donuts, Newark
Florida: Ginger Beard Coffee, Tampa
Georgia: Sweet Apple Donut & Coffee, Alpharetta
Hawaii: Donut Dynamite, Wailuku
Idaho: DK Donuts, Meridian
Illinois: Country Donuts, Crystal Lake
Indiana: Rise' N Roll Bakery & Deli, Fort Wayne
Iowa: Donut Hut, Des Moines
Kansas: Hana's Donuts, Kansas City
Kentucky: Nord's Bakery, Louisville
Louisiana: Bakers Dozen, New Orleans
Maine: The Holy Donut, Portland
Maryland: Carlson's Donuts, Severn
Massachusetts: Donut Shack, Lowell
Michigan: Avon Donuts Inc, Pontiac
Minnesota: Heights Bakery, Columbia Heights
Mississippi: Fantasy Donuts, Biloxi
Missouri: Pharoah's Donuts, Saint Louis
Montana: Granny's Gourmet Donuts, Bozeman
Nebraska: Bob's Donuts, Omaha
Nevada: Ronald's Donuts, Las Vegas
New Hampshire: Marsh Brothers Deli, Lebanon
New Jersey: Uncle Dood's Donuts, Toms River
New Mexico: Rise + Roast, Albuquerque
New York: Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon
North Carolina: Superior Bakery, Fayetteville
North Dakota: Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop, West Fargo
Ohio: Cherbourg Bakery, Bexley
Oklahoma: Polar Donuts, Oklahoma City
Oregon: Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai, Portland
Pennsylvania: Beiler's Bakery, Philadelphia
Rhode Island: Knead Doughnuts, Providence
South Carolina: Duck Donuts, Columbia
South Dakota: Jerry's Cakes & Donuts, Rapid City
Tennessee: Ralphs Donut Shop, Cookeville
Texas: Snowflake Donuts & Cafe, Spring
Utah: Fresh Donut & Deli, Salt Lake City
Vermont: Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Center
Virginia: Duck Donuts, Virginia Beach
Washington: Daddy's Donuts, Kenmore
Washington D.C.: DC-Donuts, Washington D.C.
West Virginia: Peace, Love & Little Donuts - Huntington, Huntington
Wisconsin: Greenbush Bakery, Madison
Wyoming: Cowboy Donuts, Rock Springs