Are you looking to satisfy your sweet tooth? Maybe you’re thinking about putting together a donut-themed road trip across Massachusetts? Do you just really, really, really love dessert for breakfast? Then check out these incredible purveyors of delectable donuts across Massachusetts.
1. Kane's Handcrafted Donuts, Boston
This place is committed to the absolute best ingredients for the absolute best-tasting donuts. Kane's only uses fresh eggs from naturally fed chickens, butter and cream from a local dairy, organic honey from a local beekeeper, locally milled flour, real nuts and fruits, real Applewood smoked bacon, pure Vermont maple syrup, imported Swiss chocolate and other local, fresh ingredients. Flavors include maple-bacon, honey-lemon, baklava, and Reese's cup. They even have gluten-free options available!
2. Mike's Donuts, Mission Hill
Nothing fancy here. Just good, old-fashioned, family-owned donut magic. Flaky, rich, and oh-so-mouthwatering, these donuts harken back to a simpler time. Be sure to grab one (or eight) of their apple cider donuts. You'll be back to thank me.
3. Fazenda Cafe, Jamaica Plain
If you've been living above the proverbial rock, you know that vegan options are becoming commonplace. This donut shop caters to the vegan crowd by offering absolutely delicious donuts made without animal products. Be sure to try the lavender donut for a truly unique experience.
4. Anna's Hand Cut Donuts, West Roxbury
We've already featured Anna's Donuts here before, and with good reason: these donuts are little rings of sugary heaven. This donut shop has been a neighborhood landmark for 50 years and they show no signs of slowing down now. Get there before noon as their donuts are frequently sold out by lunch. Don't miss their signature sugar-sprinkled jelly sticks.
5. Union Square Donuts, Somerville
This spunky shop in Union Square just celebrated its second birthday and operates on the cutting-edge of donut gourmet. These donuts are BIG and beautiful. Check out their stalls at weekly markets in Chinatown and West Roxbury and try flavors like brown butter hazelnut crunch, sea-salted bourbon caramel, and FluffaNutta.
6. Verna's Coffee & Donut Shop, Cambridge
Verna's is a North Cambridge morning institution. The donuts are baked fresh every morning (of course) and you can pick one up for less than a dollar. That's the deal of the century for such a meltingly delicious treat.
7. Linda's Donuts, Belmont
This place is another old-fashioned community staple. They make their donut stock fresh in the morning and you'll want to get there early to grab your share. Definitely try the plain donut (crispy on the outside, golden and cakey on the inside) or take home a dozen of their seasonal apple cider donuts. The honey-dipped variety features just a hint of nutmeg and the perfect amount of sugary glaze.
8. Ohlin's Bakery, Belmont
This place has a retro feel and an active community presence. Family-run since the 60s, everything on the menu has been fine-tuned to perfection. Definitely try the apple cider donuts. They're like autumn on a plate.
9. Clear Flour Bread, Allston
This place is a departure from the everyday. More than a little old-world European bakery, Clear Flour Bread sculpts some AMAZING things out of flour and sugar. Their donuts benefit from this attention to detail and expertise. Stock is often limited (because customers eat it up) so go early to get your pick of the best.
10. Mrs. Murphy's Donuts, Southwick
Rose Murphy can still be found greeting customers and handing out sweet treats at this Southwick institution. The donuts are absolutely incredible and the homey feel of the shop gives off a perpetual Sunday morning vibe. Try the lemon poppyseed donut with a cup of fresh coffee.
11. The Downyflake, Nantucket
Don't you wish there was a place where every meal came with a donut? This is that place. These donuts are definitely worth the voyage to Nantucket island. Try the coconut donut for a treat that is simple yet incredibly rich and delightful.