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23 Destinations for Doughnuts Around Atlanta

From classic cake doughnuts to confections filled with horchata cream

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The doughnut has long been considered a breakfast staple, but its popularity has grown beyond the morning meal, with more and more shops opening throughout metro Atlanta. From gourmet and artistic confections, to simple and classic cake varieties, there’s a shop for every doughnut lover in Atlanta.

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Dough In The Box

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Want those socks knocked off by blueberry and apple fritters studded with berries and apples? Head over to Dough in the Box in Austell. There’s also customizable, cream- and jelly-filled doughnuts and croissants, too. Locations open in South Fulton and Marietta.

Doughnut Dollies

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Hidden in the basement of Canvas Cafe in Marietta, Doughnut Dollies is where Anna Gatti creates “chef-driven” doughnuts. The treats at this shop are beautifully adorned and come in creative flavors like Cereal Bowl, topped with cereal milk frosting or the Sweet Jane, a 24-hour brioche stuffed with vanilla pastry cream. There are locations on Howell Mill and in Virginia-Highland.

Tip Top Donuts

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This Marietta shop must be good if the Dunkin’ directly next door went out of business. The cake and yeast doughnuts are straightforward and uncomplicated, with the sour cream old fashioned being the stand-out on the menu. Go early and the shop will throw in a few doughnut holes, too. 

Mochinut Atlanta

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The mochi doughnut craze finally hit Atlanta in 2021. First popularized in the U.S. in Hawaii a few years back, the doughnut features a springy texture, thanks to the combination of mochiko (glutinous rice flour) and tapioca starch, and typically resembles the shape of a baby teether ring or the pon de ring. California-based Mochinut includes flavors like ube, yuzu, Nutella, and red velvet and comes glazed, unglazed, or with toppings like Fruity Pebbles. A location is now open at Chattahoochee Food Works, with several more locations planned for around metro Atlanta.

Marietta Donuts

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Head out to East Cobb to this gas station-adjacent gem. It’s no frills here with just a couple of seats, but the doughnuts (both yeast and cake varieties) are freshly fried and wholly satisfying. There’s also sausage kolaches — think pigs in a fluffy blanket — a Texas roadside favorite. 

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

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Located inside Strong Drink Vegan Juice Bar in West End, Vegan Dream Doughnuts offers gluten free confections that are made without dairy and unnecessary additives. Doughnuts are sweetened using coconut crystals and agave rather than sugar. Pop in to check out the doughnut flavors of the day or grab a cinnamon roll for the road.

Sublime Doughnuts

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One of the first gourmet doughnut shops to hit the scene in Atlanta, Sublime is now a mainstay in Home Park and in Toco Hills. Who doesn’t love a 24-hour doughnut shop serving coffee and ice cream, too? Order the A-Town Cream, a chocolate-glazed, A-shaped doughnut filled with custard or the ice cream-stuffed doughnut burger. Flavors change frequently here, but expect doughnuts like s’mores, Nestle crunch, salt and vinegar, and red velvet to be on the menu. Open 24/7.

Hell Yeah Gluten Free

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This bakeshop is known for its Instagramable, gluten-free sweet treats, but there’s also a couple of savory options like biscuits and mini pies, depending on the daily menu. Find everything from scones to sweet hand pies in the pastry case. The bakery offers vegan options, too. Items rotate frequently, but some daily options to try include the cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches, and, of course, doughnuts. Currently the shop is offering preordering of its pastries and baked goods, including a half-dozen mystery box of doughnuts.

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

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The menu at Hero Doughnuts in Summerhill features over a dozen doughnut flavors, including a variety of cream-filled and cake doughnuts with toppings such as Fruity Pebbles or vanilla, chocolate, or pistachio glaze. Jam-filled doughnuts tend to change with the seasons. Hero also sells doughnut holes dipped in vanilla glaze, apple fritters, and cinnamon rolls. Most doughnuts are made using a brioche dough, which is also used to create the buns for Hero’s bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich, kolaches, hamburgers, fried bologna sandwich, and Buffalo chicken “super crunch” sandwich.

Duck Donuts

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People flock to this North Carolina-born doughnut shop now in Buckhead, Toco Hills, Marietta, and Alpharetta for the seemingly endless flavor combinations. The vanilla cake doughnut is fried right in front of customers and then customized with as many toppings as desired. 

Osono Bread

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These handmade doughnuts from baker Betsy Gonzalez are typically available on Sundays at the Grant Park Farmers Market and bi-weekly at the East Atlanta Farmers Market, but are totally worth the wait. Similar in texture to brioche, the doughnuts are made with a sourdough starter and come filled with horchata cream, cardamon cream topped with poached rhubarb, and lemon curd with toasted meringue on top. Arrive early because doughnuts sell out fast.

Five Daughters Bakery Ponce City Market

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The first Atlanta outpost of this popular Nashville doughnut shop opened in Ponce City Market in 2018. The shop’s most famous treat is the 100-layer doughnut — a doughnut-croissant hybrid that takes nearly four days to create. These giant doughnuts, however, are crispy and light, coming in flavors like chocolate sea salt or vanilla cream. Five Daughters also offers paleo and yeast doughnuts as well as a buttery, crispy croissant pastry called “the Quinn.” Five Daughter’s includes a location in the breezeway at Westside Provisions District.

DaVinci's Donuts

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With multiple locations throughout Buckhead and northern metro Atlanta, Da Vinci’s includes a variety of decadent doughnuts, like those topped with Oreos or dulce de leche, to simple powdered sugar and cinnamon-coated confections. There’s even the option to DIY that doughnut with a choice of icing or drizzle and toppings such as Fruity Pebbles, M&Ms, and mini marshmallows.

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

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Revolution Doughnuts now has two locations: the original in Decatur and a second shop in Inman park. Revolution offers a wide range of doughnuts, including around 15 vegan options. Try the light and airy raspberry sprinkle yeast doughnut or the triple chocolate cake doughnut. Revolution also carries gluten free doughnuts. Please note, the doughnuts are made in a shared facility. 

Best Country Doughnuts

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Move over Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’, regulars to this small shop in Forest Park say the doughnuts at Best Country are just that, the best doughnuts found anywhere in south metro Atlanta. Best Country offers everything from classic old fashioned cake varieties to sticky glazed doughnuts and those covered in chocolate. Doughnuts are baked fresh daily and often run out before the shop closes at 1 p.m. Opens at 5 a.m. Closed on Sundays.

Sarah Donuts

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Sarah Donuts is a locally-owned doughnut chain with locations scattered throughout the northern suburbs and a shop in Decatur. Sarah draws in doughnut lovers for their simple approach to the classics. While the cake and yeast doughnuts might not be as beautifully presented as other shops, it’s all about the taste and playful shapes, such as a 3-D flower and a star. 

Bloom Roadside

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This roadside cafe and local goods and coffee shop located inside a former general store serves a tight selection of traditional and creative doughnut flavors on the menu, including coffee bacon, lemon yuzu, plain cake doughnuts, and Boston cream on the weekends. Expect seasonal doughnut flavors, too, like peaches and cream and apples and cinnamon.

Scream'n Nuts

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Serving ice cream and doughnuts, the aptly named Scream n’ Nuts is a one-stop-shop for that sugar fix. The ice cream is made in small batches and changes frequently to allow for flavor creativity. Try the coconut ash and apple caramel. Doughnuts are equally creative here, but the order to try is the doughnut ice cream sandwich for the best of both worlds.

Ray's Donuts #4

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Grab everything from classic cake doughnuts and jelly or creamed-filled doughnuts, to crullers and apple fritters at this Ray’s location on Candler Road. Order a box of dozen doughnuts to-go, along with hot coffee, cold brew, or Thai iced tea. Ray’s also serves croissant breakfast and bagel sandwiches, too. Locations also open in Lawrenceville, Jonesboro, and Marietta.

Donut City

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Donut City in Tucker doesn’t get fancy with the doughnut selection, opting to keep it classic with cake, glazed, and old fashioned varieties by the half and whole dozen. There’s also bear claws for dunking in a hot cup of coffee, doughnut holes, and hot breakfast croissant sandwiches and burritos, too.

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts

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Dutch Monkey is worth the trek north to Cumming for doughnuts. These perfectly fried doughnuts come in playful flavors like Not Samoa, a take on the Girl Scout cookie with chocolate, caramel, and coconut. The eponymous Dutch Monkey is filled with dulce de leche custard and topped with bananas and chocolate. The shop also has a serious coffee program serving Counter Culture Coffee to pair with their doughnuts, and free Wi-Fi. 

Simply Done Donuts

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The food truck-turned-permanent doughnut shop opened in downtown Duluth. Simply Done serves treats that are mini in size and customizable. Create a combination or try one of the shop’s creations, like the Old Dirty Bird made with vanilla cake, chocolate icing, peanut butter, and crushed Oreo cookies. If Duluth proves too much of a haul north, the food truck still services ITP. 

Mochibees | Donut & Coffee, Duluth, GA

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This mochi doughnut chain first opened in Duluth and Doraville in 2021. A location is also headed to Alpharetta soon. Look for flavors here like matcha Oreo topped with Oreo cookie crumbles, peanut butter and jelly, churro Nutella, and an ode to the Biscoff cookie with a caramel glaze and topped with a whole cookie.

Dough In The Box

Want those socks knocked off by blueberry and apple fritters studded with berries and apples? Head over to Dough in the Box in Austell. There’s also customizable, cream- and jelly-filled doughnuts and croissants, too. Locations open in South Fulton and Marietta.

Doughnut Dollies

Hidden in the basement of Canvas Cafe in Marietta, Doughnut Dollies is where Anna Gatti creates “chef-driven” doughnuts. The treats at this shop are beautifully adorned and come in creative flavors like Cereal Bowl, topped with cereal milk frosting or the Sweet Jane, a 24-hour brioche stuffed with vanilla pastry cream. There are locations on Howell Mill and in Virginia-Highland.

Tip Top Donuts

This Marietta shop must be good if the Dunkin’ directly next door went out of business. The cake and yeast doughnuts are straightforward and uncomplicated, with the sour cream old fashioned being the stand-out on the menu. Go early and the shop will throw in a few doughnut holes, too. 

Mochinut Atlanta

The mochi doughnut craze finally hit Atlanta in 2021. First popularized in the U.S. in Hawaii a few years back, the doughnut features a springy texture, thanks to the combination of mochiko (glutinous rice flour) and tapioca starch, and typically resembles the shape of a baby teether ring or the pon de ring. California-based Mochinut includes flavors like ube, yuzu, Nutella, and red velvet and comes glazed, unglazed, or with toppings like Fruity Pebbles. A location is now open at Chattahoochee Food Works, with several more locations planned for around metro Atlanta.

Marietta Donuts

Head out to East Cobb to this gas station-adjacent gem. It’s no frills here with just a couple of seats, but the doughnuts (both yeast and cake varieties) are freshly fried and wholly satisfying. There’s also sausage kolaches — think pigs in a fluffy blanket — a Texas roadside favorite. 

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

Located inside Strong Drink Vegan Juice Bar in West End, Vegan Dream Doughnuts offers gluten free confections that are made without dairy and unnecessary additives. Doughnuts are sweetened using coconut crystals and agave rather than sugar. Pop in to check out the doughnut flavors of the day or grab a cinnamon roll for the road.

Sublime Doughnuts

One of the first gourmet doughnut shops to hit the scene in Atlanta, Sublime is now a mainstay in Home Park and in Toco Hills. Who doesn’t love a 24-hour doughnut shop serving coffee and ice cream, too? Order the A-Town Cream, a chocolate-glazed, A-shaped doughnut filled with custard or the ice cream-stuffed doughnut burger. Flavors change frequently here, but expect doughnuts like s’mores, Nestle crunch, salt and vinegar, and red velvet to be on the menu. Open 24/7.

Hell Yeah Gluten Free

This bakeshop is known for its Instagramable, gluten-free sweet treats, but there’s also a couple of savory options like biscuits and mini pies, depending on the daily menu. Find everything from scones to sweet hand pies in the pastry case. The bakery offers vegan options, too. Items rotate frequently, but some daily options to try include the cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches, and, of course, doughnuts. Currently the shop is offering preordering of its pastries and baked goods, including a half-dozen mystery box of doughnuts.

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

The menu at Hero Doughnuts in Summerhill features over a dozen doughnut flavors, including a variety of cream-filled and cake doughnuts with toppings such as Fruity Pebbles or vanilla, chocolate, or pistachio glaze. Jam-filled doughnuts tend to change with the seasons. Hero also sells doughnut holes dipped in vanilla glaze, apple fritters, and cinnamon rolls. Most doughnuts are made using a brioche dough, which is also used to create the buns for Hero’s bacon, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwich, kolaches, hamburgers, fried bologna sandwich, and Buffalo chicken “super crunch” sandwich.

Duck Donuts

People flock to this North Carolina-born doughnut shop now in Buckhead, Toco Hills, Marietta, and Alpharetta for the seemingly endless flavor combinations. The vanilla cake doughnut is fried right in front of customers and then customized with as many toppings as desired. 

Osono Bread

These handmade doughnuts from baker Betsy Gonzalez are typically available on Sundays at the Grant Park Farmers Market and bi-weekly at the East Atlanta Farmers Market, but are totally worth the wait. Similar in texture to brioche, the doughnuts are made with a sourdough starter and come filled with horchata cream, cardamon cream topped with poached rhubarb, and lemon curd with toasted meringue on top. Arrive early because doughnuts sell out fast.

Five Daughters Bakery Ponce City Market

The first Atlanta outpost of this popular Nashville doughnut shop opened in Ponce City Market in 2018. The shop’s most famous treat is the 100-layer doughnut — a doughnut-croissant hybrid that takes nearly four days to create. These giant doughnuts, however, are crispy and light, coming in flavors like chocolate sea salt or vanilla cream. Five Daughters also offers paleo and yeast doughnuts as well as a buttery, crispy croissant pastry called “the Quinn.” Five Daughter’s includes a location in the breezeway at Westside Provisions District.

DaVinci's Donuts

With multiple locations throughout Buckhead and northern metro Atlanta, Da Vinci’s includes a variety of decadent doughnuts, like those topped with Oreos or dulce de leche, to simple powdered sugar and cinnamon-coated confections. There’s even the option to DIY that doughnut with a choice of icing or drizzle and toppings such as Fruity Pebbles, M&Ms, and mini marshmallows.

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

Revolution Doughnuts now has two locations: the original in Decatur and a second shop in Inman park. Revolution offers a wide range of doughnuts, including around 15 vegan options. Try the light and airy raspberry sprinkle yeast doughnut or the triple chocolate cake doughnut. Revolution also carries gluten free doughnuts. Please note, the doughnuts are made in a shared facility. 

Best Country Doughnuts

Move over Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’, regulars to this small shop in Forest Park say the doughnuts at Best Country are just that, the best doughnuts found anywhere in south metro Atlanta. Best Country offers everything from classic old fashioned cake varieties to sticky glazed doughnuts and those covered in chocolate. Doughnuts are baked fresh daily and often run out before the shop closes at 1 p.m. Opens at 5 a.m. Closed on Sundays.

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Sarah Donuts

Sarah Donuts is a locally-owned doughnut chain with locations scattered throughout the northern suburbs and a shop in Decatur. Sarah draws in doughnut lovers for their simple approach to the classics. While the cake and yeast doughnuts might not be as beautifully presented as other shops, it’s all about the taste and playful shapes, such as a 3-D flower and a star. 

Bloom Roadside

This roadside cafe and local goods and coffee shop located inside a former general store serves a tight selection of traditional and creative doughnut flavors on the menu, including coffee bacon, lemon yuzu, plain cake doughnuts, and Boston cream on the weekends. Expect seasonal doughnut flavors, too, like peaches and cream and apples and cinnamon.

Scream'n Nuts

Serving ice cream and doughnuts, the aptly named Scream n’ Nuts is a one-stop-shop for that sugar fix. The ice cream is made in small batches and changes frequently to allow for flavor creativity. Try the coconut ash and apple caramel. Doughnuts are equally creative here, but the order to try is the doughnut ice cream sandwich for the best of both worlds.

Ray's Donuts #4

Grab everything from classic cake doughnuts and jelly or creamed-filled doughnuts, to crullers and apple fritters at this Ray’s location on Candler Road. Order a box of dozen doughnuts to-go, along with hot coffee, cold brew, or Thai iced tea. Ray’s also serves croissant breakfast and bagel sandwiches, too. Locations also open in Lawrenceville, Jonesboro, and Marietta.

Donut City

Donut City in Tucker doesn’t get fancy with the doughnut selection, opting to keep it classic with cake, glazed, and old fashioned varieties by the half and whole dozen. There’s also bear claws for dunking in a hot cup of coffee, doughnut holes, and hot breakfast croissant sandwiches and burritos, too.

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts

Dutch Monkey is worth the trek north to Cumming for doughnuts. These perfectly fried doughnuts come in playful flavors like Not Samoa, a take on the Girl Scout cookie with chocolate, caramel, and coconut. The eponymous Dutch Monkey is filled with dulce de leche custard and topped with bananas and chocolate. The shop also has a serious coffee program serving Counter Culture Coffee to pair with their doughnuts, and free Wi-Fi. 

Simply Done Donuts

The food truck-turned-permanent doughnut shop opened in downtown Duluth. Simply Done serves treats that are mini in size and customizable. Create a combination or try one of the shop’s creations, like the Old Dirty Bird made with vanilla cake, chocolate icing, peanut butter, and crushed Oreo cookies. If Duluth proves too much of a haul north, the food truck still services ITP. 

Mochibees | Donut & Coffee, Duluth, GA

This mochi doughnut chain first opened in Duluth and Doraville in 2021. A location is also headed to Alpharetta soon. Look for flavors here like matcha Oreo topped with Oreo cookie crumbles, peanut butter and jelly, churro Nutella, and an ode to the Biscoff cookie with a caramel glaze and topped with a whole cookie.

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