Best Donuts in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City already has breathtaking mountain views, friendly locals, a growing live music and brewery scene, proximity to world-class skiing, and a thriving economy. Now you can also add delicious gourmet donuts to that list thanks to these 6 incredible donut spots. From classic old-fashioned donuts like eclairs, glazed, and apple fritters to super creative recipes, we have your donut needs covered in Salt Lake City.
1. Banbury Cross Donuts
This classic donut shop has been around since the 80’s and has remained very popular with locals for good reason. Banbury Cross sticks to the classics like maple bars, cinnamon crumb, and old-fashioned glaze, but everything they make is fresh, tasty, and high quality. They even have a drive-through as well as delivery via Grubhub for those days when there’s just too much snow on the ground to go outdoors but you still need your sugar fix.
2. Vosen's Bread Paradise
Vosen’s doesn’t just serve donuts- in fact, this European-style bakery in a beautiful location downtown sells a variety of pastries, fresh bread and traditional German desserts like apfelstreussel. Their small selection of fresh-baked donuts have gained a loyal following, however. Most recently, Vosen’s has introduced the very addictive “croliner” which is like a croissant- Berliner donut hybrid filled with Bavarian creme: Salt Lake’s even tastier answer to the “cronut.”
3. The Big O Doughnuts
If you’re a vegan in Salt Lake City and thought the gourmet donut craze was going to pass you by, fret not: The Big O is waiting for you with delicious, fresh, completely plant-based donuts. Their menu is frequently evolving, but with options like blueberry lavender and toasted coconut vegans and omnivores alike will find something mouth-watering here. The Big O also serves great local coffee, tea, and chai, making this the perfect quick breakfast spot. The owners are dedicated to maintaining environmentally friendly and sustainable business and baking practices, so you can feel great about dining here.
4. Beyond Glaze Doughnuts
The Salt Lake City outpost of this small Utah chain has the same commitment to “celebrating life through food” as the other locations. The donuts at Beyond Glaze are consistently tasty and also beautifully decorated and presented (after all, the owners started out as wedding cake makers many years ago), which make them a perfect treat for baby and wedding showers, office get-togethers, or birthday parties. Local favorites include bacon maple, s’mores, royal mint, and coconut creme. If you really fall in love with their donuts you can even open up your own franchise location.
Photos: Lisa P.’s Review | Salt Lake City | Yelp.” Lisa P. Yelp Inc., 29 Jan. 2014
5. Donut Boy
On the cute, quirky, and fun end of the donut spectrum, look no further than newcomer to the Salt Lake donut scene Donut Boy! In addition to the usual classic donut flavors (their glazed donuts elicit especially rave reviews), Donut Boy serves up unique flavor combinations like strawberry gummy, powdered mango, Nutella almond, and tiramisu. Donut Boy is also known for their elaborately decorated holiday-specific donuts: check out these adorable donuts from Halloween!
6. Darla's Donuts
This quaint, family-owned donut shop opens at 5 am for you early birds and is stocked with a variety of fried-to-perfection donut goodness. Stand-out flavors include root beer float, blueberry crumb, apple iced donuts, as well as hand-chopped and decadent apple fritters. Just get there early, as some of the more popular flavors do sell out quickly each day and Darla’s closes at 1 pm.
Photos: P.D.’s Review | Layton | Yelp.” P.D. Yelp Inc., 17 Feb. 2016
1. Banbury Cross DonutsSouth 700 East, Salt Lake City
2. Vosen's Bread Paradise200 South, Salt Lake City
3. The Big O DoughnutsBroadway, Salt Lake City
4. Beyond Glaze DoughnutsSouth McClelland Street, Salt Lake City
5. Donut BoyWest 3500 South, West Valley City
6. Darla's DonutsSouth Redwood Road, Salt Lake City