We could write a whole poem about how great donuts are. That slightly crispy outside; the soft, pillowy inside; the sugary glaze or icing that just tops the whole experience off. Is your mouth watering yet? Take a trip to one of these amazing donut shops in Nebraska to get your donut fix.
1. Bluffs Bakery, Scottsbluff
Be sure to try to maple log with the strip of bacon on top - it's the best combination of sweet and savory.
2. Conroy's Family Bakery, Lincoln
This down-home family owned establishment serves just what you should expect from a small-town Nebraska bakery: delicious pastries at reasonable prices.
3. Delight Donut, Kearney
Delight Donut, not to be confused with the chain restaurant Daylight Donut, offers up big, memorable donuts along with a wonderfully friendly staff.
4. Donut Haven, Omaha
This little place is easy to miss if you aren't looking hard for it. But when you find it, you'll be so glad you did.
5. Donut Stop, Omaha
This classic Omaha establishment is delightfully quirky and only open in the early mornings. They serve up some of the best donuts you'll ever taste, so be sure to get up early to give them a try.
6. The Doughnut Hole, Lincoln
The ultra-fresh donuts here come in some very creative flavor combinations - some reviewers have called them the best donuts in Lincoln.
7. Gering Bakery, Gering
Owned by the same baker as the Bluffs Bakery, Gering Bakery uses the same from-scratch recipes to make dreamy, pillowy donuts.
8. Jim & Connie's Blair Bakery, Blair
Often said to serve the best glazed donuts ever, the owners might even be able to make you a unique sweet treat like this groom's cake made of layers of donuts.
9. Krazy Lady Bakery, Alliance
If you're looking for a crazy delicious Bismarck, word is that the Krazy Lady is the place to go. People drive in from out of town just to nosh on these tasty sweets.
10. Olsen's Bake Shop, Omaha
Olsen's has been around for a long time, and for good reason. Their BIG donuts are delicious, inexpensive, and so tasty you'll daydream about them until your next visit.
11. Pettit's Pastry, Omaha and Papillion
An Omaha staple, Pettit's serves up old-fashioned donut goodness that never fails to impress, whether you're there for the first time or the 50th.
12. Randy's Donuts, Lincoln
If you've got an office full of hungry people and no assistant to run out for donuts, don't worry - Randy's got you covered with local delivery. Big bonus: the ultra-fresh donuts are seriously delish.
13. Rise & Shine Donuts, Fremont
In business since 2010, Rise & Shine is built on a family legacy of donut making, and you can tell in every decadent bite.
14. Sehnert's Bakery and Bieroc Cafe, McCook
Sehnert's Bakery calls their store "A Little Vacation in Life." The family owned cafe serves up fresh, delectable donuts in the morning...and then a menu full of other delights the rest of the day.
15. Stan's Bakery, Plattsmouth
Stan's is the kind of place you keep going back to again and again...not only because the handmade donuts and pastries are amazing (they are), but because it's got a genuinely welcoming hometown atmosphere.
16. Uptown Bakery, Bellevue
In addition to some of the best donuts you'll ever sink your teeth into, this full-service bakery also offers amazing breads, rolls, brownies, cakes, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Honorable mention goes out to the chain restaurants like Daylight Donuts, Winchell’s, and LaMars, all of which make people’s days brighter with some yummy sugar bombs. In general, we like to promote independent Nebraska-owned businesses. There are plenty more hometown bakeries out there without a web presence, so give them a shout out in the comments to let everyone know where your favorite Nebraska donut shop is!