It’s amazing that people can do so much with sweetened fried dough. Regardless of whether they serve cake or yeast goodies, these 14 stores have one thing in common: donuts that are totally worth the indulgence.
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1. Rebel Donut (Albuquerque)
These award-winning donuts taste as good as they look, which is really saying something. The "blue sky" donut was inspired by "Breaking Bad," while the Fruity Pebble donut is another unique creation. Kids’ cereal + fried dough = bliss.
Rebel Donut has two locations: 2435 Wyoming Boulevard in NE Albuquerque and 9311 Coors Boulevard NW, Suite QA, in Albuquerque.
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2. La Fiesta Bakery (Las Cruces)
Both the cake and yeast raised donuts at this bakery are excellent. The apple fritters and glazed goodies are definite standouts. La Fiesta is located at 455 N Valley Drive, Suite 3 in Las Cruces.
3. Lovin Oven Bakery (Espanola)
At this family run bakery, the donuts are classic, simple, and addictive! Whether you opt for the cake donuts or the cream-filled long johns, you’ll be glad you stopped here. Lovin Oven is located at 107 N Riverside Drive in Espanola.
4. Glenn’s Bakery (Gallup)
The multiple donut cases at this locals’ hangout offer a wide selection of fluffy, sticky goodness. Glenn’s can be found at 901 W Historic Highway 66 in Gallup.
5. Sarina’s Donuts (Carlsbad)
Donut fans rave about both the maple and bacon donuts at this family run joint. You’ll find Sarina’s at 1215 S Canal Street in Carlsbad.
6. Whoo’s Donuts (Santa Fe)
If you haven’t tried a blue corn donut, you’re missing out. Whoo’s offers inventive blue corn donuts featuring ingredients like lavender and chipotle, along with classic flavors like Boston cream. Whoo’s is located at 851 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.
7. Donut Mart (Albuquerque)
This family owned and operated business has multiple Duke City locations and it’s pretty popular, so arrive early to enjoy the full selection. Portions are generous, prices are reasonable, and the jelly-filled donuts are scrumptious!
4501 Montgomery Boulevard NE, Albuquerque
3301 Coors Boulevard, Albuquerque
821 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque
1723 Lomas Boulevard, Albuquerque
1916 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque
8. Burro Street Bakery (Cloudcroft)
Cloudcroft probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind when you hear the word "beignets." But, sure enough, you’ll find wonderfully messy, sugar-dusted beignets and, of course, donuts at Burro Street Bakery. This establishment is located at 505 Burro Avenue in Cloudcroft.
9. Charlie’s Bakery and Café (Las Vegas)
This Las Vegas institution is known for many delicious dishes and baked treats. If you’re searching for a hefty donut that you’ll want to savor, but will end up inhaling, look no further! Try anything glazed. The Spic is located at 715 Douglas Avenue in Las Vegas.
10. Johnny O’s Spudnut (Farmington)
Spudnuts first became a Farmington staple when it opened in 1953. Although it closed in 1995, last year the bakery reopened and it continues selling the potato flour donuts that earned it loyal customers back in the day. Head to 509 E 20th Street in Farmington if you’d like to try a spudnut for yourself.
11. Westend Donut and Deli (Gallup)
You’ll discover cases of donuts at this retro-feeling donut shop. Whether you choose the blueberry, chocolate, or raspberry-filled, you’ll leave stuffed and smiling. This establishment is at 3006 W Highway 66 in Gallup.
12. Doughboy’s Bake Shoppe (Albuquerque)
Nutella donuts. Do you need to hear more? The apple fritters here are also criminally good. Doughboy’s is locate at 6300 San Mateo Boulevard NE, Suite F2, in Albuquerque.
13. Gil-a Beans Coffee Shop with Lil’ Orbits Mini-Donuts, Silver City
Bigger doesn’t necessarily equate to better. Not when it comes to delicious mini-donuts that are hot out of the fryer. Yes, this place is inside an RV park’s office, but that just adds some quirky charm. To try Lil Orbits, head to 1304 N Bennett Street in Silver City.
14. Wildcat Donuts (Lovington)
For gooey rings of heaven, check out Wildcat Donuts, where the customer service and donuts both exceed all expectations. This donut store is located at 901 W Avenue D in Lovington.