Looking for a sugar rush a Mile High? These sweet spots are serving up an insanely wide variety of delicious doughnuts, from the traditional glazed to Captain Crunch-topped to hybrid croissant donut holes. Whatever you’re fiending for, they can supply you with…and more! Here are the best places for donuts in Denver.
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1. Glazed and Confuzed
Ooh la la! These all natural, scrumptiously fresh doughnuts are made with local, organic, seasonal ingredients whenever possible and have NO preservatives. This small family biz is dedicated to supporting the local community and wowing them with delicious signature and specialty creations. How about a Breakfast of Champz with hand-cured bacon atop a maple and bacon infused glaze or a Mojito made with rum, fresh lime, and mint infused glaze topped with candied mint? Phew, that's a mouth full!
2. The Fractured Prune Donut
This franchise "believes your doughnuts should be just as unique as you," which is why they allow you to create-your own delectable doughnuts. Choose from over a dozen accoutrements like caramel or marshmallow glaze and graham cracker or cookie crumb toppings. A dozen doughnuts with a dozen different toppings!? I'm in!
3. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High
Looking for a fun, funky gluttonous doughnut shop offering a ridiculous amount of creative toppings and combinations? This Portland-born haunt on East Colfax has your jam (and jelly). Oreos, captain crunch, grape dust, butterfinger crumbles, rice krispies, and more. Stick a pin in me, I'm done!
4. Habit Donut Dispensary
This is WAY more than a donut shop! These geniuses are serving up fresh, hot doughnuts several times a day, alongside mod coffee drinks, other munchies, and even whiskey. (Yes, whiskey! Get a doughnut and whiskey shooter for $7.50). When you see the lights of that hot pink sign on Platte Street, go in and indulge in a piping hot sugar high and feed your habit!
5. Il Posto
Not only does Il Posto have fabulous Italian cuisine and an equally fabulous patio, but they also dish out an addictively delicious dessert called Bombolinis. These thrice-risen, warm and soft drop doughnuts are sugared and accompanied by delicacies like creme anglaise, pickled blueberries, grappa pastry cream, and moscato d'asti. Perhaps you should start with dessert!?
This modern American sister restaurant to Acorn and Oak has breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and doughnuts that are out of this world! Glazes and toppings change daily, so drop in and see what's cookin.'
7. The Donut House
If you're looking for a quaint, family owned and operated bakery with doughnuts handmade everyday, check out the Donut House, with two locations in Aurora and one in Castle Rock. They've got traditional glazed, old-fashioned, cake, and raised doughnuts, as well as creations topped with brownie chunks and peanut butter and hybrids like the croissant donut. Thanks, Omar and fam!
8. Walton Donuts
Located in Lakewood and at Leetsdale and Monaco, Walton Donuts is serving up handcrafted light, fluffy, deliciously sweet doughnuts old-school style in an old-school atmosphere. If traditional glazed, cake, sprinkled, and jelly or Bavarian cream-filled is what you're looking for, look no further. They will satisfy your simple sweet tooth!
9. Americatus New-World Italian
Everything in this Italian deli in RiNo is made fresh in-house every day, including their divinely delectable sugared doughnuts. Who could resist?
10. Donut Maker
Since 1988 this coffee and donut shop in Greenwood Village has been satisfying customers with daily-baked doughnuts and other yummy sweet treats. They've got traditional glazed and a wide variety of cake doughnuts like apple spice, devil's food, and maple iced with coconut, peanuts, and sprinkles. Rush on down there for your morning sugar rush!
11. OMG Donuts
Want the best red velvet cake doughnut you've ever had? This great little donut shop in Arvada can give you just that and a whole lot more. OMG, it's good!