Is there anything better than a piping hot cup of coffee and a warm sweet pillowy doughnut? I’d venture to say, “No way!” And these spots are churning out the most melt-in-your-mouth creations you’ve ever tasted in scrumptious flavors like maple bacon, red velvet, and chocolate mocha mousse. If you’ve ever wondered where to find the best donut shops in Denver, now you know. Grab a dozen for your family or pop in before work and make everyone’s day at the office!
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1. City Donuts
If you're looking for a breath of fresh air and some of the city's tastiest doughnuts, stop by City Donuts at 4918 East Colfax Avenue in Park Hill, where you'll be greeted by a friendly face and sugary treats that'll transport you back to your childhood.
2. Waltons Donuts
Another spot serving up old-school doughnuts in an atmosphere to match is Walton Donuts, with two locations at 6603 Leetsdale Drive in Denver and 10920 South Parker Road in Parker. Indulge in handcrafted light and fluffy doughnuts in traditional styles like glazed, cake, sprinkled, and jelly or Bavarian cream-filled.
3. LaMar's Donuts and Coffee
Once you chow down on the warm fluffy, sugary sweet doughnuts at LaMar's, you'll be ruined for life. Try their mouthwatering morsels at any of their seven locations in Littleton, Westminster, Aurora, Louisville, Highlands Ranch, and in Denver at 990 West 6th Avenue and 2120 South Broadway.
4. OMG Donuts
Stop whatever you're doing and go get OMG Donuts' renowned red velvet cake doughnuts, and I promise you won't be sorry. Find OMG at 7355 Ralston Road in Arvada.
5. Fractured Prune Denver
Create your own delicious doughnut combinations at Fractured Prune, where they believe, "your doughnuts should be just as unique as you." They offer plenty of flavors like peach pie, strawberry shortcake, and blueberry hill, as well as dozens of glazes and other accoutrements to choose from, such as cookie crumbs, chocolate chips, and marshmallows. Fractured Prune is located in southeast Denver at 4090 East Mississippi Avenue.
5. Glazed and Confused
This family run operation at 5301 Leetsdale Drive is serving up all natural doughnuts, made with fresh locally sourced organic ingredients whenever possible and containing absolutely no preservatives. They boast a wide range of signature and specialty creations, including their latest autumn-inspired addiction, a Pumpkin Pie Donut filled with pumpkin pie pastry cream and topped with a chai tea glaze. Ooh la la!
6. Habit Doughnut Dispensary
Feed your habit at this one stop shop for doughnuts, coffee, munchies, whiskey, and more. When the hot pink neon sign is aglow at 1553 Platte Street, you know piping hot doughnuts are fresh out of the kitchen and ready to be devoured.
7. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High
This well-known franchise that originated in Portland has a home at 1520 East Colfax, where they're slinging deliciously funky doughnuts with a plethora of available toppings like Butterfinger and Oreo crumbles, grape dust, and Captain Crunch.
8. The Donut House
The Donut House is a charming family-owned joint offering a wide variety of tasty treats, including old-fashioned, cake, and raised doughnuts, traditional glazed, and a one-of-a-kind quirky creations like their croissant doughnut. Find them at 3124 South Parker Road and 360 South Chambers Road in Aurora.
9. Holy Donuts Dot Coffee
One of the newest additions to the Denver doughnut scene is this little spot at 980 West 104th Avenue in Northglenn. They're serving up fresh take-n-go doughnuts daily in a variety of delectable flavors like lemon poppy seed and maple bacon.
10. Winchell's Donut House
Winchell's makes melt-in-your-mouth old fashioned doughnuts in yummy flavors like Double Chocolate Cookie Crumb and Strawberry Sprinkle Glazed. Find them at 1301 South Broadway.
11. Beet Box Bakery and Cafe
This little shop at 1030 East 22nd Avenue is cranking out made-from-scratch vegan doughnuts to die for and then some. (Yes, VEGAN!!!) They've got a rotating menu of baked donuts such as pumpkin, gingerbread, and chocolate, as well as other delicious pastries like croissants, scones, and brownies. Their vegan goods are made using whole, mostly organic ingredients, and they also offer many gluten free options. Yeah, they got the beet!