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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dutch Monkey Doughnuts

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3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd #502
Cumming, GA 30041
(404) 432-5130
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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.

2. Sarah Donuts

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5860 Jimmy Carter Blvd #155
Norcross, GA 30071
(770) 409-9020
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.

3. Sub-Base Sandwich Shoppe/Dandy Donuts

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3677 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341
(770) 457-6953
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.

4. Dough In The Box

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3184 Austell Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30008
(770) 436-5155
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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.

5. Varasano's Pizzeria

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2171 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 352-8216
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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.

6. Diner

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261 19th St NW Ste 1180B
Atlanta, GA 30363
(404) 600-6151
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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.

7. Sublime Doughnuts

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535 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 897-1801
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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.

8. The Optimist

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914 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 477-6260
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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.
Andrew Thomas Lee

9. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

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817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 815-9243
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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.
Caren West PR

10. Spiller Park Coffee

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675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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.

11. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

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419 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 687-1100
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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.

12. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

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908 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
(678) 927-9920
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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.

13. Happy Donuts

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380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
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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1. Dutch Monkey Doughnuts

3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd #502, Cumming, GA 30041
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.
3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd #502
Cumming, GA 30041

2. Sarah Donuts

5860 Jimmy Carter Blvd #155, Norcross, GA 30071
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.
5860 Jimmy Carter Blvd #155
Norcross, GA 30071

3. Sub-Base Sandwich Shoppe/Dandy Donuts

3677 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341
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.
3677 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta, GA 30341

4. Dough In The Box

3184 Austell Rd SW, Marietta, GA 30008
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.
3184 Austell Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30008

5. Varasano's Pizzeria

2171 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
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.
2171 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309

6. Diner

261 19th St NW Ste 1180B, Atlanta, GA 30363
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.
261 19th St NW Ste 1180B
Atlanta, GA 30363

7. Sublime Doughnuts

535 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.
535 10th St NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

8. The Optimist

914 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.
914 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

9. Cypress Street Pint & Plate

817 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
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.
817 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30308

10. Spiller Park Coffee

675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
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.
675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

11. Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

419 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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.
419 W Ponce de Leon Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

12. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

908 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
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.
908 W College Ave
Decatur, GA 30030

13. Happy Donuts

380 Flat Shoals Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
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.
380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

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