The Best Donuts in Des Moines

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Donut GuideDonuts are always a win! Loved by kids and adults alike, good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert. Birthdays, showers, and other celebrations can be donut-themed and even folks getting married are opting for donuts rather than cake.

Donuts are here to stay and Des Moines has lots of options to explore! From popular chains to local favorites, you’re never too far from a delightful treat.

10 Great Places To Get Donuts

Best Apple Fritter

What: Donut Hut

Where: Douglas Ave, Des Moines

Why: This longtime staple of Des Moines donut shops is a favorite of folks who grew up here. All of their donuts are crave-worthy, but the apple fritter can not be beat!

Best Place To Visit On The Weekend

What: Donut King

Where: E. University, Des Moines and Bauder’s Pharmacy 3802 Ingersoll Avenue

Why: While daily they offer 40 different kinds of donuts, rolls, muffins, long johns, and baked rolls, on Fridays and Saturdays they offer the best pecan rolls ever. On Sundays, there are even more baked rolls and sticky rolls.

Best Specialty Donuts

What: Hiland Bakery

Where: 6th Ave, Des Moines

Why: All the donuts are delicious at this stalwart bakery, but make sure you check out their champagne donuts (and cakes and cupcakes!) as well the rosebud and fried cinnamon rolls.

Most Fun Donuts

What: Hurts Donut Co

Where: West Des Moines

Why: With donut names like Grape Balls of Fire, Dirt Worm, and Little Timmy and up to 70 flavors you may need extra time to decide what you want. Also, these donuts are huge so get the family together to try a dozen.

Best Place To Customize

What: Ambrosia Donuts

Where: Ankeny

Why: Another local winner! Grab almost any donut and make it your own by getting it filled with your choice of bavarian cream, fluffy white whipped cream, strawberry, raspberry, or lemon fillings.

When You Need Coffee And Donuts Quick

What: Dunkin’ Donuts

Where: Multiple

Why: With multiple locations, a drive-up, and coffee that people have come to love, this is an easy stop to grab a dozen of their classic donuts.

Best Mini DonutsDonut Guide

What: Mahalo Mini Donuts

Where: West Des Moines and Norwalk

Why: Mini donuts hot out of the fryer are truly great, but Mahalo’s takes them to the next level by topping them with delights like maple and bacon, honey and graham crackers, and strawberry glaze with whipped cream and nilla wafers. Make sure you order at least a dozen, these one-bite wonders disappear quickly!

Need A Peanut-Free Shop?

What: Chu Chu Donuts

Where: SW 9th, Des Moines

Why: All donuts are made fresh every day and are 100% peanut-free! They have an amazing cronut (croissant donut), the fluffiest fried donuts you’ll ever taste, soft airy cake donuts, and even long johns!

When You Need A Donut While Deciding Which Donuts You Want

What: Krispy Kreme

Where: Clive

Why: If you visit us while their “Hot Light” is lit up, you can receive one free Original Glazed doughnut per person, with any purchase made. And let’s be honest, that’s absolutely the best time to eat a donut, so warm they melt in your mouth.

Great Smaller Chain

What: Daylight Donuts

Where: Ankeny and Norwalk

Why: Daylight is doing it old school. Their glazed donuts have a sweet almond taste much like homemade donuts grandma used to make. Find Daylight donuts in Ankeny and a little kiosk at Villagio’s Restaurant in Norwalk.

 

National Donut Day is June 4, 2021. Where will YOU celebrate?

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