June 2nd is National Donut Day, and what better way to celebrate than make your mouth water over all the carb-loaded, sugar filled donuts across the nation! Dunkin’ Donuts is offering a free donut today with the purchase of any beverage. You can use this offer in stores or through their On-the-Go Mobile Ordering app.
Two new donut varieties were created to celebrate National Donut Day, too. The Vanilla Cake Batter Donut has a vanilla cake batter filling with chocolate frosting, topped with confetti sprinkles. The Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles Donut has white icing and is an ode to the brand with pink and orange sprinkles in the shape of the brand’s DD logo!
Oh, don’t forget that you can turn yourself into a donut today with a special Snapchat Lens to celebrate the holiday.
While Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme may be everywhere, these hidden gems certainly are not. From savory to sweet, the United States has some killer donut shops that take this morning pastry to the next level.
In honor of National Donut Day, here’s a look at what donuts look like across the nation from some of the best hole-in-the-wall shops around.
1. The Holy Donut
If you ever head to Portland, Maine, do yourself a favor and get a donut from Holy Donut. The potato donut is no joke.
2. District Donuts
White Chocolate Raspberry donut in Louisiana, need we say more!
3. Federal Donuts
If you find yourself hanging around in Philadelphia, pop on in for a salted caramel or triple chocolate donut.
4. Union Square Donuts
If you’ve never been to Somerville, Massachusetts, here’s a reason to go.
5. Hypnotics Donuts
These donuts will never drive you to your job but they sure taste great. When you think Dallas and Denton's best donuts, you think Hypnotic Donuts. #hypnoticdonuts #donuts #unt #twu #smu #doughnuts #instagood #instabreakfast #instadonuts #picoftheday #dallas #losangeles #newyork #cake #icecream #dessert #cupcakes #biscuits #chicken #chickenbiscuits #coffee
Pop on in to Hypnotics for a sugary morning treat if you’re anywhere near Dallas or Denton, Texas.
6. Gourdough’s Public House
From sweet to savory, Gourdough’s donuts in Austin, Texas are the real deal. From fried chicken to the Elvis, there’s a guilty pleasure waiting for everyone.
7. Voodoo Doughnut
Even if you know nothing about donut culture, you know anything rolling out of Voodoo Donuts in Portland, Oregon is next to heaven.
8. Pink Box Doughnuts
You’ve never had PB&J until you’ve had Pink Box Doughnuts in Las Vegas.
9. Dynamo Donuts
Embracing a diversity of flavors, Dyanmo in San Francisco serves up everything from a saffron chocolate to this avocado jalapeño bacon filled monstrosity.
Go big or go home.
10. Psycho Donuts
You can't beat a glazed donut, or four glazed donuts for that matter! Chocolate, strawberry, cinnamon and classic, stacked neatly they make the perfect weekend treat. . . . . . #instafood #foodstagram #foodporn #foodie #donuts #? #glazed #nomnomnom #yummy #treatyoself #weekend #dessertporn #dtsj #sanjose #campbell #santaclara #foodart
Sometimes, the classic glazed like these guys in San Jose are all you really want.
11. Glazed and Confused
Try our new creamy strawberry cheesecake topped with brown butter vanilla bean glaze and a cinnamon graham cracker dust. Or come in after noon and get one of our doughy rings right from fryer, because nothing tastes better than fresh! #doughnuts #donuts #fried #foodie #denverfoodie #food #denver #milehigh #milehighfoodie #smallbusiness #denversmallbusiness #local
Forget calories, it’s National Donut Day! Celebrate in style with this Creamy Strawberry Cheesecake colossal giant found only in Denver.
12. The Doughnut Project
So much time and so little seeds. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Thank you @mowexler for the delicious pic! #enjoy #wemakefun #donuts #doughnuts #tdpnyc #westvillage #eeeeeats #lovefood #eatingnyc #eatingnewyork #everythingdoughnut #nyc #nyceats #nycfood #nyceeeeeats #creamcheese #tuesday #lovefood #feedyoursoul #livedelicious #willywonka
The New York bagel meets the New York doughnut at New York’s Doughnut Project.
13. Doughnut Vault
Homer Simpson’s got nothing on this Chicago donut shop.
14. Vortex Donuts
Ashveille, NC may have an up and coming beer scene, but check out their donut scene!
15. Revolution Doughnut
Only in Georgia can you get this Lemony, Fruit tart donut.
What’s your favorite donut shop? Let us know!