30 Delicious East Coast Donut Shops


1. Doughnut Plant, NYC

New York City
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Doughnut Plant makes their own vegan marshmallows and makes donuts in apricot, tres leches and blackberry jam. They are available in multiple NYC locations.

2. Paul’s Bakery; Fredericksburg, VA

2008 Lafayette Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia
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This old fashioned donut shop is a staple for early morning commuters to stop in for a cup of coffee and delicious treats. Paul’s Bakery features everything from cupcakes, birthday cakes, cookies, pastries, and pies. Paul’s has been family owned and operated since 1973 making it the longest family owned and operated bakery in Fredericksburg!


3. Sugar Shack Donuts; Richmond, VA

1001 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia
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Sugar Shack Donuts has insanely good donuts in a wide variety of flavors and sizes.

4. Naughty Girls Donuts; Front Royal, VA

70 Riverton Commons Dr, Front Royal, Virginia
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Naughty Girls Donuts makes donuts with playful toppings like popcorn, cookie crumbs and burnt sugar.

5. Sublime Doughnuts; Atlanta, GA

535 Tenth St NW, Atlanta, Georgia
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Sublime Doughnuts has gourmet funnel cakes and doughnuts that could be anything from fresh fruit toppings, flambe and even crabcake.

6. Strite’s Donuts; Harrisonburg, VA

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Anyone who has tried one of Strite’s donuts fresh out of the oil will still remember that soft, warm morsel, dripping with goodness and flavor! And even the most self-disciplined person will be back for seconds.

7. Federal Donuts; Philadelphia, PA

1219 S Second St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Federal Donuts makes original and fancy donut varieties like blue velvet and grapefruit creme brulee.

8. Dough; Brooklyn, NY

448 Lafayette Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203
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Dough is another donut artisan with flavors like blueberry cheesecake and grapefruit tarragon.

9. Monuts; Durham, NC

1002 Ninth St, Durham, North Carolina
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Monuts features flavors like gingersnap and also carry beer, wine and build your own sandwiches.

10. Revolution Doughnuts; Decatur, GA

908 W College Ave, Decatur, Georgia
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Revolution Doughnuts’ original flavors include orange pistachio, mimosa jam and The Elvis.

11. Union Square Donuts; Somerville, MA

20 Bow St, Somerville, Massachusetts
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There are other places besides Dunkin. Union Square Donuts has donuts filled with peanut butter pastry cream! They have flavors like sea salted bourbon caramel and orange ginger cream.

12. Dixie Donuts; Richmond, VA

2901 W Cary St, Richmond, Virginia
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A quaint doughnut shop, Dixie Donuts are THE BOMB!! The selections are endless and the doughnuts fresh and tasty. Be sure to try the cake doughnut! Be sure to bring some home!

13. Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts; Charleston, SC

481 King St, Charleston, South Carolina
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Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts have King Cake donuts, pomegranate donuts and chocolate almond tart with toasted meringue!

14. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, DC

1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004
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At Astro, they satisfy your inner cravings for two all-American favorites: fried chicken and doughnuts. Call it an astronomical clash of two iconic comfort food classics, exploding on the DC scene together. Their chicken and doughnuts are prepared daily and on-site. Expect an artful and whimsical touch to Astro’s daily rotation of doughnut flavors with nostalgic flavors like peanut butter and jelly or dessert-inspired renditions like crème brulee. Count on classic buttermilk fried chicken, but Astro gives a nod to spice with a Sriracha blend, too.

15. Carol Lee Donut Shop; Blacksburg, VA

1414 N Main St, Blacksburg, Virginia
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Carol Lee Donut Shop has wonderful cake donuts, cappuccinos and a wide selection of filled donuts.


16. GBD, DC

1323 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
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GBD is short for “golden, brown and delicious,” and the name doesn’t lie. Specializing in fresh, homemade doughnuts and fried chicken, they also serve craft beers and more.

17. The Donut Friar; Gatlinburg, TN

634 Parkway Ste 15, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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The Donut Friar is a sweet little bakery and cafe that makes delicious donuts and cinnamon bread.

18. Carpe Donut; Charlottesville, VA

1715 Allied Ln, Charlottesville, Virginia
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Organic donuts and beverages, homemade from scratch. In addition to the donuts, they serve organic coffee, cioccollata (Italian style hot chocolate), and fresh mulled hot cider. Carpe Donut makes our soul shine!

19. District Doughnut, DC

749 8th St SE, Washington DC
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District Doughnut serves a selection of both classic and international-inspired gourmet doughnuts to match the modern sophistication of Washington DC with an American tradition. District Doughnut is the United Nations of circular, sweet cakes!!

20. Charleston Donuts; Mount Pleasant, SC

1485 US Highway 17 North, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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Charleston Donuts has great flavors like chocolate sunflower seed and potato chip.

21. Your Moms Donuts; Matthews, NC

11025 Monroe Rd, Matthews, North Carolina
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Your Moms Donuts are not your mother’s donuts. They specialize in phenomenal filled donuts with fillings like Champagne custard and cranberry mousse.

22. Fenwick Bakery Inc., Baltimore, MD

7219 Harford Rd, Baltimore, Maryland
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Fenwick Bakery Inc. has marshmallow donuts, crullers and delightful peach buns.

23. Emily’s Donuts And Cafe; Williamsburg, VA

7123 Merrimac Trl, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Emily’s Donuts And Cafe’s hand made donuts come in maple bacon, caramel apple, salted caramel, PB&J and more!

24. The Bakers Dozen Donuts; Harrisonburg, VA

625 MtClinton Pike, Harrisonburg, Virginia
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The Bakers Dozen Donuts makes sweet treats like cranberry glazed, Butterfinger and “The Nerd”.

25. Bella Christies Sweet Boutique; Pittsburgh, PA

213 Commercial Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Bella Christies Sweet Boutique makes adorable mini donuts and donut ice cream sandwiches.

26. Undrgrnd Donuts; Philadelphia, PA

3300 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Undrgrnd Donuts makes donuts with toppings like espresso dusting, red hots and Cap’n Crunch.

27. Donut Den; Nashville, TN

3900 Hillsboro Pk, Nashville, Tennessee
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Donut Den makes classic donuts and is famous for their apple fritters.

28. Goin’ Bananas; Richmond, VA

6919 Patterson Ave, Richmond, Virginia
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Goin’ Bananas has frozen yogurt and sweet donuts with every kind of topping.

Diggity Doughnuts; Charleston, SC

616 Meeting St, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
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Diggity Doughnuts makes organic, egg free, dairy free and whole wheat donuts.

30. Sugar On Top; Wake Forest, NC

2010 S Main St Suite 404, Wake Forest, North Carolina
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Sugar On Top makes delightful cakes, buns and donuts.

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