Best Donuts in Dallas
If variety is truly the spice of life, than Dallas’ culinary culture is on fire! They’ve long been known for having the most restaurants per capita in the country, boasting a wide mix of local and international cuisine, Now Dallas is building some serious street cred in the donut scene with new traditional and gourmet donut shops popping up on every corner, each putting their own flavorful twist on an American classic. Sure you can still enjoy the old-fashioned gems and some of the best at that, but for those with an adventurous palate and a Texas-size appetite, no ordinary ring will do. So strap on those feed bags because we’ve rounded up a tasty list of the best donuts to eat in the Big D.
1. Hypnotic Donuts and Biscuits
Donuts and chicken may seem like an odd combo, but at Hypnotic Donuts, they’ll make you wonder how you ever ate glazed donuts before without a piece of fried chicken slapped in between. This so wrong, but oh, so right concoction is called the Jim and brings new meaning to glazing your chicken. There is also a variety of gourmet donuts on the menu like the ever-popular Evil Elvis and the Homer. And of course, lots of chicken biscuits. Even Fido can dine! Pastries, poultry, and pets. What more do you need in life?
2. Jarams Donuts
If it’s true that we eat more with our eyes, then just merely looking upon the masterful creations of Jarams donuts is enough to send you into a blissful sugar coma. From crème brulee to s’mores to cookie butter and croissant donuts of all kinds, we dare you to find a donut here you don’t like. Start your morning off right with one of their cream cheese & fresh fruit varieties, and we promise, you’ll never skip breakfast again.
3. Glazed Donut Works
Since 2013, this small-batched donut shop in Deep Elm has been feeding sweet-toothed Texans and late-night pub-crawlers with artistically crafted handmade donuts.Stand-out flavors include sweet potato maple fluff and Ferrero Rocher filled with chocolate and Nutella pastry cream, topped with a thin layer of Nutella, then dipped in toasted almonds and crunchie bits. And a 2:00am weekend donut call is a must because nothing chases a night of dancing, drunken antics, and bad decisions quite like a yummy Donut Grilled Cheese with Bacon.
4. Top Pot Doughnuts
If you’ve ever dreamed of a place you could stuff your face with donuts and not feel guilty, you’ve found it! This popular Seattle-based coffee shop has made its mark among Dallas residents with some of the tastiest, classic, trans-fat free donuts. Yes, you heard correctly; Top Pot Doughnuts contain zero trans fat!. So skip the gym, and scarf down a chocolate old fashioned and a sprinkled donut instead. Heck, throw in a maple bar while you’re at it and enjoy the ultimate donut feast, guilt-free.
5. Mustang Donuts
If you’re a sucker for the classics, here you can enjoy more than your share of fresh apple fritters, twists, éclairs, and crullers, to name a few. This no-frills, cash-only shop located across from the SMU campus opens early, and word on the street is their blueberry cake donut brings all the students to the yard! So you’ll want to be one of the first in line to make sure you get your favorites.
Photos: Jacquelyn S.’s Review | Denver | Yelp.” Jacquelyn S. Yelp Inc., 06 Dec. 2015
6. Yummy Donuts
If donuts covered in candy, breakfast cereal, and cookies is your thing, this is the place to indulge like a kid in a…umm…donut shop! Make sure you have your phone handy because these donuts are beyond instagrammable with cute swirls of frosting, colourful toppings, and intricate shapes, all artfully arranged in small batches. Even the trendy decor is worth snapping a selfie in front of. And for your next b-day celebration, may we suggest an assorted mix of creatively designed treats that spell out Happy Birthday? Remember, it’s your birthday and you can eat the whole box if you want to.
Photos: Daniela A.’s Review | Rosemead | Yelp.” Daniela A. Yelp Inc., 25 Aug. 2012
7. Momo's Donuts
These aren’t your regular office donuts. This popular donut shop in Sherman is all about the toppings. Whether you’re in the mood for fruit-filled, creamy rings or cookie-topped varieties, you are sure to find the crème de la crème of fresh, homemade donuts here. And if you’re really hungry, their super-sized cinnamon roll is big enough to feed you and at least two of your friends; that’s if you can bear to share.
1. Hypnotic Donuts and BiscuitsGarland Road, Dallas
2. Jarams DonutsPreston Road, Dallas
3. Glazed Donut WorksElm Street, Dallas
4. Top Pot DoughnutsHillcrest Avenue, Dallas
5. Mustang DonutsHillcrest Avenue, Dallas
6. Yummy DonutsLovers Lane, Dallas
7. Momo's DonutsSherman, TX