Where To Eat Donuts in Boston
We don’t really need an excuse to eat donuts, but hey, June 7 is National Donut Day and we are here for the enabling! This roundup of Boston-area donut shops will help you get your fill. If you have other favorites not on this list, please share in the comments below!
With locations in the South End, Fenway, Harvard Square, and Brighton, Blackbird Doughnuts offers classic flavors, unusual picks (gummy peach rings, anyone?), and vegan options. They also offer doughnut cakes and minis.
Union Square Donuts
Best of Boston winner three times over, Union Square Donuts has locations in Somerville, Brookline and at the Boston Public Market. They also offer a subscription-style service, so depending on your donut needs, you can have donuts delivered right to your door weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. And as if their regular flavors like Maple Bacon aren’t good enough, subscribers get first bite at any new flavors the shop is testing.
With a motto like “Kane’s donuts are love” how can you go wrong? Kane’s Donuts, located in Boston and Saugus, has been in business for over 50 years so clearly they know what they’re doing. Kane’s prides itself on using local and organic ingredients and even offers two classic gluten-free options: chocolate and old fashioned.
Doughboy Donuts & Deli
Doughboy Donuts & Deli might look a bit more old school, but this South Boston establishment is anything but. They have all the old favorites like Boston Cream and jelly sticks, but modern flavors like Fruity Pebbles and Tye Dye are also stars of the menu. If you find yourself there after breakfast time, their deli also provides salads, sandwiches, and dinner fare. Pro tip: leave room for a donut dessert!
Mike's Donuts in Boston may only serve one kind of donut, but when it’s pure perfection, one is really all you need. The secret recipe for their hand-cut, hot, honey-dipped donuts was created in 1969 and has been heavily guarded by the owners ever since.
Davis Square Handcrafted Donuts & Bagels
We have three words for you: whoopie pie donuts. Davis Square Handcrafted Donuts & Bagels offers everything that is good about breakfast including donut flavors like Nutella, peanut butter and jelly, and strawberry shortcake with creme imported from Greece, as well as vegan bagels and specialty breakfast sandwiches like the steak bomb with egg.
Jennifer Lee’s Allergen Friendly & Vegan Shoppe
If you or a loved one suffer from food allergies, enjoying a sweet treat can sometimes be a dangerous ingredient guessing game. At Jennifer Lee’s Allergen Friendly & Vegan Shoppe in Boston, the entire kitchen is free of gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame. There is a rotating menu of baked goods, including a selection of donut flavors that changes almost monthly. Hooray for inclusive donuts!
Red Apple Farm
One of the best things about autumn in New England is apple cider donuts, but thanks to Red Apple Farm, cider donut deliciousness is available all year! At their year-round stall in the Boston Public Market, Red Apple Farm uses their own fresh-pressed apple cider and belt-style donut machine to pump out fresh, hot donuts all day long!
Editor’s Note: We know there are other donut shops, such as Twin Donuts (Allston/Brighton), Anna’s Hand Cut Donuts (West Roxbury), Linda’s Donuts (Belmont), and Demets Donuts (Medford) but we wanted to focus on donut purveyors with a web presence so you could check them out in advance!