Since Vermont Maple Syrup is world famous, it’s no surprise we love other sweet treats too… Like the crowd pleasing, taste bud exploding, donut. When people look for comfort foods, sweets are at the top of the list, and because donuts are delicious and fairly filling, there’s a good chance that you love this comfort food. When you’re looking to treat your sweet tooth this winter, look no further than this list of 11 places to try some of the best donuts in Vermont… or anywhere else.
11. Mrs. Murphy's Donuts - 374 Depot St., Manchester
These delicious and delightful homemade donuts will keep you coming back for more. The best part about this establishment, besides the fresh homemade donuts, would have to be the friendly conversations you will encounter from the locals inside.
10. Cold Hollow Cider Mill - 3600 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center
If you love apples (who doesn't?) then you must try the cider donuts paired with their home made cider. There is good reason this place is legendary among locals and ski travelers who stop on their way out of town... 50 cent donuts? Wow!
9. Donut Dilemma - 55 Main St., Burlington
This small donut place is a must go to when you are in Burlington. They are fresh, and some of the best donuts you'll ever have. A special shout out for the apple fritter which is unbelievably tasty. Maple donuts, peanut butter cake donuts, and cinnamon rolls... They even have gluten free options.
8. Jones Donuts and Bakery - 23 West St., Rutland
Coffee and donuts....as simple and delicious as it gets. You'll love the traditional variety of glazes, frosted, and sugars. As you can see from the picture, the cinnamon rolls are a meal. This is only half!
7. Red Hen Baking Co. - 961B US Route 2, Middlesex
You may go to Red Hen to get some of the best bread you'll ever have, but their pastry section is simply scrumptious.
6. Sugar Shack - Sugar Shack Lane, Rt. 7A, Arlington
Whether you go for the donuts and stay for the Norman Rockwell Museum, or vice versa, this is a great shop for warm and soft donuts. There are all sorts of sugary treats at this hidden gem, and the friendly service is more than welcoming.
5. Sweet Surrender Bakery - 44 Pond St., Ste 4, Ludlow
Sweet Surrender Bakery has been around for a long time and a favorite among many. They offer a great selection of organic teas and the donuts and other items are to die for.
4. Worthy Kitchen - 442 E Woodstock Rd., Ste 6, Woodstock
Check out these donuts with vanilla sauce. The best part is that they taste as good as they look. A great place for casual fare or a sweet treat.
3. The Very Small Donut Company - 5101 Main St., Waitsfield
The Very Small Donut Company is actually in The Big Picture Theater and Cafe in Waitsfield. You can only find these donuts at the Big Picture Theater and Cafe and they may be small, but they're packed full of mapley sweet goodness.
2. Jupiter Rising Bakery - 1 Scale Avenue, #6, Howe Center Building, Rutland
Don't be deterred by Jupiter's strip mall location - this place is worth a visit for sure. The donuts are light and airy, and the pumpkin pie is perfect. You never know what to expect on the menu, which is what makes it such a treat. You'll want to return for of these yummy selections!
1. Poorhouse Pies - 23 Park Street, Underhill
You're going to love, love, love the donuts here on Sundays! The pies are delicious as well! Very creative donut flavors- some of our favorites Maple Bacon, Maple Glazed, Apple fritter, peach fritter, old fashioned, cider and dough-nots. YUM!!
Be sure to let us know what your favorite place to grab a donut is in the comments below! If you’re looking to try your hand at making an amazing treat, try this recipe for
Barbara Nedd’s Butternut Squash Cake Donuts.