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    Best donut shop in every state

    Mornings are hard. Between a screeching alarm, traffic, and cramped public transportation — it’s no wonder a lot of people wouldn’t call themselves a morning person. But there’s always one thing that can sweeten the harsh morning: a freshly baked glazed donut still warm from the fryer, paired with a rich cup of roasted coffee.  

    From hole-in-the-wall local bakeries to iconic franchises that serve everything from traditional glazed and cake donuts to unconventional flavors such as cotton candy and Guinness-infused glaze, Stacker has tracked down the top donut shop in each state using the algorithms of Foursquare, which compiles data from user check-ins, ratings, and tips to determine the best donut shop. Read on to find out if your local bakery or franchise made the list.

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    Alabama

    Alabama: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Address: 741 Hillcrest Rd. Ste. B (at Airport Blvd.) Mobile, AL 36695

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    The classic donut franchise sold in grocery stores across the U.S. wins the hearts of Alabama residents with its Mobile location, where guests can get a behind-the-scenes look at the donut-baking process through the shop’s observation window — and even try a warm glazed donut straight from the kitchen. With 80 years of history and a reputation to match, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts continues to offer its signature glazed donuts, as well as new flavors such as Oreo and cake batter in more than 1,000 locations around the world.

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    Alaska

    Alaska: The Moose Is Loose

    Address: 44278 Sterling Hwy. Soldotna, AK 99669

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    The Moose Is Loose bakery is a local hotspot for sweet treats and colossal donuts that you may need to enlist the help of a friend to finish. Along with tasty eclairs and apple fritters, bakers suggest the signature coconut crunch donut and the roadkill cinnamon bun — a crispy take on the sweet classic.

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    Arizona

    Arizona: BoSa Donuts

    Address: 3722 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    While BoSa Donuts offers a variety of smoothies and coffee concoctions, you won’t want to leave without trying any number of their classic donuts. With 16 locations across Arizona and some open 24/7, this local donut shop has taken the Phoenix area by storm with its Boston creme and apple fritters that owners say stick to the basics — no need to mess with perfection.  

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    Arkansas

    Arkansas:  Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Address: 1502 SE Walton Blvd. Bentonville, AR 72712

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    It’s no surprise that a franchise as iconic as Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, with over 1,000 shops spread out across the country, would beat out the competition in a few states with their warm, glazed donuts. If you’re looking to mix things up from their more traditional flavors, try the New York cheesecake or chocolate iced raspberry paired with a caramel mocha latte.

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    California

    California:  Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop

    Address: 1621 Polk St. San Francisco, CA 94109

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Bob's Donut & Pastry Shop is a locally owned and operated family business that first opened its doors in 1960, and is famed for its fresh donuts and apple fritters. The local shop is critically recognized in regional magazines such as San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Eater, and San Francisco magazine — and was featured on Thrillist and Daily Mail UK. Though, what Bob’s may be most famous for is their giant donut challenge where guests are timed as they eat a donut as big as their face. If the competitor can finish the colossal beast of a donut in three minutes, they’ll be immortalized in Bob’s hall of fame, as well as receive a bundle of Bob’s merchandise.  

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    Colorado

    Colorado: Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

    Address: 1520 E. Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80218

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Voodoo Doughnut was first established in Portland, Oregon by friends Kenneth Pogson and Tres Shannon, who wanted to wow customers and shake up the local business scene. The two got crafting with expert donut bakers and soon crafted recipes that took Portland by storm with its famed bacon maple bar and Portland cream donuts — and soon spread to Colorado, Texas, and California. Voodoo Doughnut was featured on the Travel Channel and Huffington Post for its quirky take on a breakfast staple.

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    Connecticut

    Connecticut: Neil's Donut & Bake Shop

    Address: 83 N. Turnpike Rd. Wallingford, CT 06492

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    You might see a long line out the door when you get to Neil's Donut & Bake Shop — but that’s only a sign of the delicious journey you’re about to embark upon. Neil’s has been serving New Haven County with New York-style donuts since 2001, and welcomes guests to try unique flavors including apple cider and coconut cream — it’s worth the trip.

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    Delaware

    Delaware: Fractured Prune

    Address: 20214 Coastal Hwy. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Fractured Prune prides itself on the notion that while other shops offer limited rows of traditional flavors, they provide guests with endless rows of flavors they won’t see anywhere else. Take the black forest donut, for example, which has a raspberry glaze topped with mini chocolate chips and powdered sugar — or the “Morning Buzz,” which has a mocha glaze topped with cookie crumbs. Check out Fractured Prune’s menu to see a number of other irresistible treats.

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    District of Columbia

    District of Columbia: District Doughnut

    Address: 749 8th St. SE Washington, D.C. 20003

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    District Doughnut has one mission: serve the best handmade donuts in the capital region using only the freshest ingredients — and to serve them with locally roasted coffee and a smile. The shop got its start when chef Christine Schaefer bonded with Greg Menna and Juan Pablo Segura over donuts, and soon brought their signature brown butter and salted dulce de leche flavors to Washington commuters in 2014 — and has since been featured in the Washington PostCNN, and Buzzfeed as one of the best donut shops in the nation’s capital.

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    Florida

    Florida: Donut King  

    Address: 208 S. Highway 27 Minneola, FL 34715

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    With one of the highest ratings on the list, Donut King is a treasure of the Orlando region that should not be missed. To truly appreciate the greatness of the one true king of donuts, you’ll have to try specialty flavors like strawberry rainbow, red velvet with cream cheese, or chocolate coconut.

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    Georgia

    Georgia: Sublime Doughnuts

    Address: 535 10th St. NW Atlanta, GA 30318

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    From a young age, founder Kamal Grant knew he wanted to bring joy to people’s lives through baking sweets that would brighten their day as soon as they had a bite. Grant gained experience as a baker and quickly built a rapport among his peers while enlisted in Navy — his specially made cinnamon buns became well known while stationed at sea. His position in the Navy gave him the opportunity to travel the world and learn the baking secrets of other cultures that he now shares with the Atlanta area through Sublime Doughnuts — described as a canvas with textures and flavors from around the world — including the fresh strawberry and cream, and salt and vinegar donuts.

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    Hawaii

    Hawaii: Leonard Jr.'s Malasadas Mobile
    Address: 94-894 Lumiaina St. Waipahu, HI 96797

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    With the sometimes tedious task of traveling between Hawaiian islands, Leonard Jr.'s Malasadas wanted to share their Portuguese-inspired donuts with other islands more easily, so they packed up a truck and got baking on the road, dishing out their donuts to the masses. Malasadas are the Portuguese take on donuts, which are baked without a hole and fried until golden brown, creating a crispy yet fluffy texture — complimented with cream filling and sugar coating.

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    Idaho

    Idaho: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Address: 1525 N. Eagle Rd. Meridian, ID 83642

    Foursquare Rating: 7.9

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts beats the competition yet again in Idaho — and it’s no wonder: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts has more than 80 years of experience in the donut-baking game and has attracted hoards of customers since Vernon Rudolph began frying donuts with his uncle Ishmael Armstrong in 1933. The pair moved from Kentucky to Nashville, Tenn. in hopes of attracting more customers — and the pair did so well that Rudolph opened his own store in Winston-Salem, N.C., which lead to its rapid expansion across the Southeast, before it became the large franchise it is today.

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    Illinois

    Illinois: Firecakes Donuts

    Address: 68 W. Hubbard St. Chicago, IL 60654

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Firecakes Donuts bases its recipe on the founder’s grandfather, William Hobbs — a renowned baker who would fry donuts over an open flame — and still uses locally farmed ingredients for a uniquely fresh taste. Try their signature flavors including the pistachio old fashioned and the coconut cream — and for those looking for something extra sweet: the classic sandwich, a honey-glazed donut with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and Valrhona chocolate sauce.

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    Indiana

    Indiana: Long's Bakery

    Address: 2301 E. Southport Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46227

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Long's Bakery has been providing Indiana residents with freshly baked donuts since establishing in 1977 — and was even featured as one of the best donut shops in the country by Thrillist. Long’s sticks to the basics, preferring to focus on perfecting classics such as glazed yeast donuts and cinnamon-sugar flavored donuts that taste like no others.

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    Iowa

    Iowa: Hurts Donuts

    Address: 5513 Mills Civic Pkwy. West Des Moines, IA 50266

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Self-described as the “rebel of donuts,” Hurts Donuts takes pride in concocting unconventional donuts that leave you hurting for more, including cotton candy, fruity pebbles, andes mint, and s'mores. With 16 locations featuring quirky atmospheres that are open 24/7, there's no excuse for missing out — but if you just can’t make it in, Hurts offers delivery if you buy one dozen donuts per mile traveled.

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    Kansas

    Kansas: The Donut Whole

    Address: 1720 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita, KS 67214

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    For those who prefer a little more substance to their donuts, The Donut Whole specializes in baking thick, rich donuts with a cakey texture — made from locally sourced buttermilk, real butter, and sugar cane. While all their donuts are made to please, some specialized favorites include cherry citrus, thick mint, and homer J donuts.

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    Kentucky

    Kentucky: Great American Donut Shop

    Address: 901 US-31W Byp. Bowling Green, KY 42101

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Once you try one of Great American Donut Shop’s freshly baked donuts, you may not feel the need to try any other donuts. With 24/7 friendly service, freshly brewed coffee, locally churned chocolate milk, and double chocolate donuts, there really is no better place for a quick morning bite or late night snack.

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    Louisiana

    Louisiana: District Donuts Sliders Brew

    Address: 2209 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70130

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    District Donuts Sliders Brew offers a wide array of gourmet burgers, beer, and sandwiches, but it’s their donuts that have been featured by Thrillist and Southern Living as some of the best the region has to offer. These donuts are so rich and packed with flavor, you may need help from a fork and knife to get through — try their cookie dough or dirt donut, and you’ll see what we mean.

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    Maine

    Maine: The Holy Donut

    Address: 7 Exchange St. Portland, ME 04101

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    One bite from The Holy Donut and you’ll know how truly blessed you are. The fact that the donuts are made from Maine potatoes and sweet potatoes let’s you know you’re in for something unique. Try their toasted chocolate coconut milk glaze, pomegranate flavor, and their signature Allen’s coffee brandy donut — made with real liquor. The Holy Donut was born from its creator craving sweet comfort food, but wanting to bring a healthy spin to donuts — that craving delivered dense, mouth-watering potato donuts.

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    Maryland

    Maryland: Krumpe's Do-nuts

    Address: 912 Maryland Ave. Hagerstown, MD 21740

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Owners Rudolph and Fred Krumpe are the third generation to embrace their donut heritage, coming from a line of donut-baking lineage that began with their grandfather, who made a career out of baking donuts. Try their masterfully made cinnamon twists, delectable glazed donuts, or rich cake donuts to get a taste of history. Can’t make it out see Krumpe's? They deliver. Perfect for those long office meetings and social gatherings that could use a little sweetening.

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    Massachusetts

    Massachusetts: Union Square Donuts

    Address: 20 Bow St. Somerville, MA 02143

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Union Square Donuts was born from a few dedicated friends who wanted to bake more than standard glazed donuts — they wanted wild flavors that would get people talking, such as the creamsicle: a tasty blend of orange and vanilla, reminiscent of classic frozen dessert. All donuts are handmade fresh daily, so customers know they’re getting the best batch of sugary goodness every time they visit. If you find yourself in the shop frequently, check out their subscription service to get special deals and first dibs on new flavors.

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    Michigan

    Michigan: Sweetwater's Donut Mill

    Address: 3333 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Sweetwater's Donut Mill, established by the Garner family in 1983, has since been nationally recognized as the donut staple of the region by ThrillistMidwest Living, and MLive. See what all the fuss is about — try the New York cheesecake, German chocolate, or the black forest donut, which has a cherry filling, is glaze dipped, and covered in chocolate cookie pieces.

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    Minnesota

    Minnesota:  Glam Doll Donuts

    Address: 2605 Nicollet Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55408

    Foursquare Rating: 8.4

    You’ll find much more than just your standard run of the mill donut shop at Glam Doll Donuts — you’ll find dedicated workers working at all hours, perfectly crafting out of this world flavors for you to enjoy in a colorful, relaxed environment. Try their tastefully crafted Cloud Nine donut: chocolate icing and filled dark chocolate bourbon — or for the more adventurous type, try the Girl Next Door: Havarti and muenster filling topped with curry icing and spicy peanuts — now that’s a spicy donut.

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    Mississippi

    Mississippi: The TatoNut Shop

    Address: 1114 Government St. Ocean Springs, MS 39564

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    The TatoNut Shop is easy to find, just look for the line wrapped around the block and you’ll know you’re in the right place. Master bakers at the TatoNut Shop craft their donuts from potatoes — which is probably why they taste so good fried. Recommended flavors are lemon filled, chocolate glazed, and maple.

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    Missouri

    Missouri: Donut King

    Address: 2320 Armour Rd. North Kansas City, MO 64116

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Donut King is crowned as the top donut shop in the state, as customers rave about their more than 40 flavors of donuts and other pastries. Pick your sweet delight: from chocolate yeast-raised donuts, cinnamon crunch cake donuts, cookies and cream filled bismarks, apple fritters, and everything in between — Donut King has your back.

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    Montana

    Montana: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Address: 2520 Central Ave. Billings, MT 59102

    Foursquare Rating: 8.2

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts continues to top our list as the best donut shop across multiple states, as we all know there’s a lot of love for those sweet, fluffy delights. While we might sometimes take the legendary brand for granted with it being so readily available in grocery stores across the country, their in-store offerings have never been better — especially their limited-time flavors such as Reese's peanut butter cup, salted caramel, and red velvet.

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    Nebraska

    Nebraska: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Address: 2715 S120th St. Omaha, NE 68144

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    The brand that needs no introduction: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is dominating our list of best donut shops across the country, beating out many local donut shops who dare to challenge the massive franchise. If you’re looking to try something other than their original glazed, check out the powdered donut with strawberry cream filling, double dark chocolate, or the powdered cake donut.

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    Nevada

    Nevada: Doughboys Donuts

    Address: 57 Damonte Ranch Pkwy. Reno, NV 89521

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    Doughboys Donuts values quality ingredients, great service, and family above all else in their business practice. With that being said, over three decades of donut-baking experience within the family has allowed Doughboys Donuts to produce simplistic, yet quality donuts that will have you making a return visit — though, their 8-inch donut might keep you busy for a while.

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    New Hampshire

    New Hampshire: Dunkin' Donuts

    Address: 315 W. Hollis St. Nashua, NH 03060

    Foursquare Rating: 8.2

    The Massachusetts-based franchise had humble beginnings in 1950 after William Rosenberg  came up with the idea while selling coffee and donuts to factory workers. In just five years, Rosenberg franchised Dunkin’ Donuts and it eventually become the massive brand it is today with more than 12,000 locations around the world. Try their signature classics like sour cream and Boston cream — or something entirely new like the comet candy donut: yeast donut paired with vanilla icing and popping cotton candy pieces.

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    New Jersey

    New Jersey: Uncle Dood's Donuts

    Address: 9 Robbins St. Toms River, NJ 08753

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Uncle Dood's Donuts is the cool, quirky uncle you wish you had as a kid, but this one makes you unique donuts you won’t find anywhere else, like the cinna-doodle, PB&J, and french toast — and you won’t have to worry about stale or soggy donuts because Dood’s donuts are made to order. If those flavors weren’t unusual enough for you, try their fruity pebbles donut, or Twixed, which is covered with chocolate glaze, Nilla wafers, and caramel.

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    New Mexico

    New Mexico: Rebel Donut

    Address: 2435 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87112

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    Now this is one rebel base we can tell you about — Rebel Donut sets out to make the most deliciously strange donuts that you’ll ever see, such as the red chile chocolate bacon and rice krispies donut. But if none of their usual menu options are your type of craving, try the pad thai donut: a vanilla cake donut drizzled with peanut butter, coconut, and sriracha. Or the coconut curry: Madras curry glaze, topped with toasted coconut.

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    New York

    New York: Dough

    Address: 305 Franklin Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Foursquare Rating: 9.5

    Chef Fany Gerson wanted to treat New Yorkers to a donut that would stand out in the city — and trust us, this is no easy task as there are a lot of donuts in New York. Gerson got to work crafting a recipe that took influence from her Mexican heritage and blended it with European traditions; the end result is Dough. To fully appreciate the blending of two cultures, try their flavors such as chipotle chocolate, passion fruit, hibiscus, and salted chocolate caramel.  

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    North Carolina

    North Carolina: Britt's Donut Shop

    Address: 11 Carolina Beach Ave. N. Carolina Beach, NC 28428

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    You’ll have to time your visit to coincide with tourist season, as Britt's Donut Shop is only open from April to October to serve the thousands who flock to the beaches for summer vacation. Unlike many of the shops on our list that make all kinds of crazy flavors, Britt's Donut Shop doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to donuts — instead, they choose to stick with the perfection that is their signature glazed donut as they have since opening in 1939. Be sure to bring cash, card readers may be limited or not used at all.

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    North Dakota

    North Dakota: Sandy's Donuts

    Address: 300 Broadway N. Fargo, ND 58102

    Foursquare Rating: 8.5

    When founder Sandy Ostlund lost his trucking job in 1983, he was at a loss. At 53 years old, making a career transition would prove difficult. But at the suggestion of a friend, Sandy decided to turn his passion for donuts into a business and use baking techniques he learned from his mother. When guests come into Sandy’s, it’s with a promise that they’ll only receive the freshest batch of donuts — stale or day-old donuts will never be sold.  

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    Ohio

    Ohio: Bill's Donut Shop

    Address: 268 N. Main St. Centerville, OH 45459

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Considered one of the oldest businesses in Centerville, Bill’s Donut Shop has evolved dramatically since opening in 1960, adding more menu items as the years go by, and even brought in a cappuccino machine. But one thing that hasn’t changed is the same quality donuts they’ve been offering for more than 50 years, like the apple spice donut, red velvet donut, and cinnamon roll with maple and caramel icing.

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    Oklahoma

    Oklahoma: Hurts Donut Co.

    Address: 111 S. Detroit Ave. Tulsa, OK 74120

    Foursquare Rating: 8.6

    Hurts Donut Co. tops our list a second time, winning the sweet tooth of Oklahoma residents with its wacky flavors. If you’re looking to satisfy your sugar craving with some off-the-wall flavors, you’ve come to the right place—as there’s no other shop you’ll find Bavarian, cosmic brownie, and the Jesus donut—a white cake donut topped with vanilla frosting, cinnamon, sugar with drizzled caramel.

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    Oregon

    Oregon: Blue Star Donuts

    Address: 1237 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    When a group of friends got together in 2012, they had an idea for a donut shop — but they didn’t want it to just be traditional flour and yeast — they wanted to use herbs, spices, and even liquor to bring their donuts to the next level. When Blue Star Donuts crafts their batches, they prefer to go for quality over quantity to make sure every donut you eat is just as good as the last. Try hard apple fritter made with real spiked cider or their signature Cointreau creme brulee: filled with thick vanilla custard, with a crisp, smoky candy shell,  along with orange liqueur filling.

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    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania: Federal Donuts

    Address: 1632 Sansom St. Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Opened in 2011, Federal Donuts regularly sell out their delicious donuts and deep fried Korean-style chicken. Affectionately called FedNuts by Philadelphians, it is the "brainchild of culinary dream team: Michael Solomonov, Steven Cook, Bobby Logue and Thomas Henneman, and Felicia D’Ambrosio." Come in early for eclectic choices from lemon gingersnap, guava poppy, and strawberry lavender. 

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    Rhode Island

    Rhode Island: Allie's Donuts

    Address: 3661 Quaker Ln. North Kingstown, RI 02852

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Allie's Donuts says that business is busier than you could ever imagine, but don’t let it stop you from trying their specialty extra large donut; Allie’s team has the hustle to keep up with demand and ensure your visit is the best it can be. All donuts are made by hand from scratch and their signature cake and glazed donuts will be a hit every time.

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    South Carolina

    South Carolina: Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts

    Address: 481 King St. Charleston, SC 29403

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts emphasizes the importance of their all-natural baking process, from their homegrown garden ingredients to the preservative and additive-free dough — the only thing you taste is pure doughy excellence. If their all-natural take on donuts doesn’t convince you, then check out their unconventional flavors such as raspberry buttercream, chocolate almond cheesecake, or the Irish car bomb — made with Baileys Irish cream filling and Guinness-infused glaze.

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    South Dakota

    South Dakota: Queen City Bakery

    Address: 324 E. 8th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57103

    Foursquare Rating: 8.7

    Move aside muffins and cupcakes, we’re here for the Queen City Bakery freshly made donuts. Be sure to plan your trip for later in the week to ensure they’ll be stocked with straight-out-the-oven donuts, as their baking schedule accommodates for closing on Tuesdays.

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    Tennessee

    Tennessee: Gibson's Donuts

    Address: 760 Mount Moriah Rd. Memphis, TN 38117

    Foursquare Rating: 9.2

    Go towards the light — you’ll know you’ve reached donut nirvana when you see Gibson's Donuts’ towering neon sign. While frequent visitors insist that nearly every menu item is worth trying, the most notable flavors are bacon maple, New Orleans, red velvet, and carrot cake. And of course, you can’t go wrong with their apple fritters!

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    Texas

    Texas: Round Rock Donuts

    Address: 106 W. Liberty Ave. Round Rock, TX 78664

    Foursquare Rating: 9.4

    Everything's bigger in Texas — especially the Texas-sized donuts at Round Rock Donuts that equal 10 donuts. The original owner of Round Rock, Reinhold R. Moehring, perfected a recipe in 1940 that’s still closely followed by current owners — an original glazed recipe that’s been declared the best in Texas by ThrillistBuzzfeed, and the Daily Meal. Stop in today and see why Round Rock has been around for more than 75 years.

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    Utah

    Utah: Banbury Cross Donuts

    Address: 705 700 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    Foursquare Rating: 8.8

    If you’re looking to satisfy your craving for an old-fashioned donut or a new take on tradition —  from maple bars, blueberry cake donuts, and applesauce donuts — Banbury Cross has the flavor for you. Since 1986, Banbury Cross has been providing the Salt Lake City area with donuts that are made with only the freshest ingredients that will keep you coming back.

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    Vermont

    Vermont: Cold Hollow Cider Mill

    Address: 3600 Waterbury Stowe Rd. Waterbury Center, VT 05677

    Foursquare Rating: 9.0

    While others make their donuts with potatoes, yeast, and even liquors — Cold Hollow Cider Mill serves visitors donuts made with with fresh in-house apple cider. Cider donuts are a perfect blend of cinnamon and sugar that gives a fresh fall flavor, with the cider keeping the dough soft and moist hours after baking. Fortunately for those outside of Vermont, Cold Hollow Cider Mill sells their donuts by the dozen at their online store with express shipping to keep them fresh.

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    Virginia

    Virginia: Sugar Shack Donuts

    Address: 1001 N. Lombardy St Richmond, VA 23220

    Foursquare Rating: 9.3

    Dubbed as one of the best donut shops in America by USA Today, the New York Post, and ThrillistSugar Shack Donuts has been largely successful since opening its Richmond location in 2013. The once little-known business has grown to run a dozen locations across Virginia and has gained national attention for their donuts including Samoa, apple cake, peach ginger, and caramel macchiato.

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    Washington

    Washington: Top Pot Doughnuts

    Address: 2124 5th Ave. Seattle, WA 98121

    Foursquare Rating: 9.1

    With floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in an open loft space, Top Pot Doughnuts is the type of place where you can curl up with a cup of coffee and donut to relax the day away while admiring the rustic aesthetic. Like its environment, Top Pot likes to keep things the old-fashioned way when it comes to their donuts — moist dough on the inside with a slight crunch and smooth glaze on the outside. Choose from their minimalist menu of old-fashioned cake donuts and apple fritters.  

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    West Virginia

    West Virginia: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

    Address: 42 Riverwalk Plz. McCorkle Ave. SW South Charleston, WV 25303

    Foursquare Rating: 8.1

    Get’em while they’re hot. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts takes home a total of six states on our list, so if you haven't been out to one of their locations yet, you’re missing out on one of the most legendary donuts in the country, as well as a behind-the-scenes look into their donut-baking process. 

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    Wisconsin

    Wisconsin: Cranky’s

    Address: 6901 W. North Ave. Wauwatosa, WI 53213

    Foursquare Rating: 8.9

    Cranky's was born out of dedication and love for the donut craft from owners Al and Susie, who spent years fine-tuning their ideal donut recipe before opening in 2006. The pair spends close to 12 hours preparing every batch from local ingredients, and turning their hard work into fresh Bavarian cream-filled donuts, peanut butter and chocolate cream, and their signature hoytie toytie donut with cream filling.

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    Wyoming

    Wyoming: Cowboy Donuts

    Address: 1573 Dewar Dr. #4 Rock Springs, WY 82901

    Foursquare Rating: 8.4

    Cowboy Donuts was founded in memory of owner Jason Hammond’s father. The owner wanted to embody his father’s values in the business — family values and hard work. Cowboy Donuts creates a friendly and open atmosphere for families to create memories as they enjoy an assortment of 55 donuts including the banana glazed, and turtle donut topped with chocolate icing, drizzled caramel, and candied pecans.

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