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Atlanta Doughnut Guide: Where to Eat Fried Dough

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It's Breakfast Week here at Eater, and as far as food goes, doughnuts are pretty perfect. They're sweet, fried, available with an unlimited array of garnishes, and can be eaten early in the morning or after dinner for dessert. No matter when you want them, Atlanta has plenty of options where you can get your doughnut fix. Read on for some of the city's best bets.

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Dutch Monkey Doughnuts

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It may be a bit north of the city in Cumming, but the baked goods at Dutch Monkey Doughnuts are worth a trek. Fritters, twists, bars, and filled options can all be found here, but OTP-ers shouldn't miss the Dutch Monkey, stuffed with dulce de leche and topped with bananas and chocolate.

Sarah Donuts

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Perhaps a bit off the beaten path in Norcross, Sarah Donuts is worth the trip for cult followers of the bakery's red velvet doughnuts. Kids love the creative yeasted doughnuts that look like lions, and they're pretty hard for adults to resist, too.

Sub-Base Sandwich Shoppe/Dandy Donuts

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Sub-Base/Dandy Donuts might sound like a store with an identity crisis, but don't be confused. Inside the sandwich shop storefront you'll find such old-school doughnuts as apple fritters alongside ham-and-cheese croissants... and sub sandwiches.

Dough In The Box

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Ever wonder what happens to the hole in your doughnut? This place has your answer: Orders of regular doughnuts often come with the holes piled up to fill the box. Still not convinced? Two words: fried croissants.

Varasano's Pizzeria

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Varasano's pizza is pretty famous around these parts, but the fun should not have to stop with pies. On the dessert menu you'll find Italian doughnuts: bits of pizza dough fried and coated in sugar, with an option of raspberry sauce for dipping. Or try a pizzette, in which the dough is stuffed with Nutella.

Angry Chef Ron Eyester can satisfy your fried-dough craving during weekend brunch. Eyester's doughnuts come with cinnamon sugar and vanilla glaze. Update: Diner has closed since publication of this map.

Sublime Doughnuts

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An Atlanta doughnut registry would be incomplete without Sublime, the big name around Midtown (and coming soon to Druid Hills). Chef-owner Kamal Grant serves up yeasted treats such as the Orange Dream Star, an orange-glazed, cream-cheese-stuffed delight, and surprisingly delicious extras like glazed croissants.

The Optimist

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Come for the seafood, stay for the apple cider doughnuts at dessert. They're served with a cinnamon sugar swirl and salted caramel ice cream.

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Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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If you want your sweets to be a little more burger-y, Cypress Street is your place. Served between two doughnuts from Sublime, this outrageous burger comes with cheddar, caramelized onion, and applewood bacon.

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Spiller Park Coffee

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This Ponce City Market coffee stand is serving up a daily selection of doughnuts from Sublime. Look for Spiller Park in the Central Food Hall near H&F Burger.

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

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Here's an example of coffee and doughnuts at their finest: Batdorf & Bronson brew with Duck's Cosmic Kitchen mini-doughnuts, which are sold here. The treats, thick and topped with tons of sugar, are great, but Duck's also makes a mean Pop Tart.

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

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If you're in downtown Decatur, Revolution Doughnuts is the place to get baked goods. If you're not, it may be worth the drive. Offering both cake and yeasted varieties— as well as gluten- and dairy-free options— you can go simple with Vanilla Bean or get crazy with an Almond Joy-Nut. A second location is opening soon in Inman Park.

Happy Donuts

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You won't find fancy-pants flavors at Happy Donuts. However, the shop is open 24 hours a day, so it's the best place to fulfill a craving on the way home from a wild night out in East Atlanta. Do the sweet-salty thing and get a fresh sausage biscuit to complement your glazed rings; your taste buds will thank you.

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Dutch Monkey Doughnuts

It may be a bit north of the city in Cumming, but the baked goods at Dutch Monkey Doughnuts are worth a trek. Fritters, twists, bars, and filled options can all be found here, but OTP-ers shouldn't miss the Dutch Monkey, stuffed with dulce de leche and topped with bananas and chocolate.

Sarah Donuts

Perhaps a bit off the beaten path in Norcross, Sarah Donuts is worth the trip for cult followers of the bakery's red velvet doughnuts. Kids love the creative yeasted doughnuts that look like lions, and they're pretty hard for adults to resist, too.

Sub-Base Sandwich Shoppe/Dandy Donuts

Sub-Base/Dandy Donuts might sound like a store with an identity crisis, but don't be confused. Inside the sandwich shop storefront you'll find such old-school doughnuts as apple fritters alongside ham-and-cheese croissants... and sub sandwiches.

Dough In The Box

Ever wonder what happens to the hole in your doughnut? This place has your answer: Orders of regular doughnuts often come with the holes piled up to fill the box. Still not convinced? Two words: fried croissants.

Varasano's Pizzeria

Varasano's pizza is pretty famous around these parts, but the fun should not have to stop with pies. On the dessert menu you'll find Italian doughnuts: bits of pizza dough fried and coated in sugar, with an option of raspberry sauce for dipping. Or try a pizzette, in which the dough is stuffed with Nutella.

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Angry Chef Ron Eyester can satisfy your fried-dough craving during weekend brunch. Eyester's doughnuts come with cinnamon sugar and vanilla glaze. Update: Diner has closed since publication of this map.

Sublime Doughnuts

An Atlanta doughnut registry would be incomplete without Sublime, the big name around Midtown (and coming soon to Druid Hills). Chef-owner Kamal Grant serves up yeasted treats such as the Orange Dream Star, an orange-glazed, cream-cheese-stuffed delight, and surprisingly delicious extras like glazed croissants.

The Optimist

Andrew Thomas Lee

Come for the seafood, stay for the apple cider doughnuts at dessert. They're served with a cinnamon sugar swirl and salted caramel ice cream.

Andrew Thomas Lee

Cypress Street Pint & Plate

Caren West PR

If you want your sweets to be a little more burger-y, Cypress Street is your place. Served between two doughnuts from Sublime, this outrageous burger comes with cheddar, caramelized onion, and applewood bacon.

Caren West PR

Spiller Park Coffee

This Ponce City Market coffee stand is serving up a daily selection of doughnuts from Sublime. Look for Spiller Park in the Central Food Hall near H&F Burger.

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

Here's an example of coffee and doughnuts at their finest: Batdorf & Bronson brew with Duck's Cosmic Kitchen mini-doughnuts, which are sold here. The treats, thick and topped with tons of sugar, are great, but Duck's also makes a mean Pop Tart.

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

If you're in downtown Decatur, Revolution Doughnuts is the place to get baked goods. If you're not, it may be worth the drive. Offering both cake and yeasted varieties— as well as gluten- and dairy-free options— you can go simple with Vanilla Bean or get crazy with an Almond Joy-Nut. A second location is opening soon in Inman Park.

Happy Donuts

You won't find fancy-pants flavors at Happy Donuts. However, the shop is open 24 hours a day, so it's the best place to fulfill a craving on the way home from a wild night out in East Atlanta. Do the sweet-salty thing and get a fresh sausage biscuit to complement your glazed rings; your taste buds will thank you.

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