Top 16 Best Donut Shops In Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, Georgia holds some interesting records. It has more dense tree coverage than any other US city. And it’s home to the world’s busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers.

But another claim to fame is its excellent array of donut shops! We’re going to check them out in search of the perfect pastry, wherever you are in the city.

So why not join us, and discover a new favorite flavor?

Best donuts in Atlanta

1. Sublime Donuts

Sublime Donuts

Sublime Donuts has the slogan, “Eat one that’s worth it” – and these are donuts that are definitely worth it!

There’s a huge array of flavors and shapes. Choose from classic cake donuts, heart-shaped ones, twists and fritters. Flavors include red velvet, orange, strawberries and cream, Nutella and peanut butter.

You can also order custom donuts shaped like letters to spell out the message of your choice. And if you’re in the mood for something aside from donuts, they sell ice cream and burgers too.

They’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at their location in Tech Plaza. You can drive-through or order your donuts for delivery.


2. Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

The donuts here are warm, delicious and made to order. That also means you can select pretty much any flavor combination that takes your fancy.

Customer favorites include the Bacon in the Sun, maple icing topped with chopped bacon and a salted caramel drizzle. Or how about the Beach Ball, featuring vanilla icing, rainbow sprinkles and chocolate drizzle? Or a Sunrise, a delicious combination of lemon icing and raspberry drizzle?

You can pre-order online, and there’s no minimum order or collection fee. Your donuts will be ready for pick-up in just 10 minutes. Or if you prefer, you can get them delivered to your door.

The shop is open from 7am to 3pm on Mondays to Wednesdays, and from 7am to 5pm the rest of the week.


3. Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee

Located inside The Craftivist, Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee provide artisan pastries and beverages. Their donuts are made fresh by hand, using organic flour and seasonal ingredients, locally sourced wherever possible.

There’s a good range for all requirements, including vegan, dairy, gluten and egg-free. Flavors include peppermint and white chocolate, fruity sprinkle, and orange and pistachio. There’s a good drinks menu too, including espresso, drip coffee, chai tea latte and hot chocolate.

You can pre-order from 2pm online for pick-up the following day. The shop is open six days a week, staying closed on Mondays. The hours are 7am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday, and 8am to 3pm on the weekends.


4. Hero Doughnuts & Buns

Hero Doughnuts & Buns

Hero aim to make fresh, simple food very well – and they do just that.

Their donuts include classics like blueberry cake, chocolate glazed, cookies and cream, and Boston cream. There’s also an apple fritter, and raspberry jam and vanilla and chocolate cream filled delights.

They do a great savory menu too, including loaded hash browns and some seriously big burgers. You can also choose healthier options like salads and yogurt with granola.

The store offers a dine in option, or you can order takeout or delivery. It’s open every day, from 7am to 5pm.


5. Doughnut Dollies

Doughnut Dollies

Doughnut Dollies make excellent, fresh donuts in a spectacular and ever-changing array of flavors.

Check out the website for the up-to-date menu. At the time of writing, it included options like the Cereal Bowl, a brioche donut topped with cereal milk icing and fruity cereal loops. Or there’s the Birthday Cake, a vanilla cake donut with cream cheese frosting and a house-made vanilla crumb.

As well as full-sized donuts, you can buy minis by the dozen. They come in assorted flavors, so they’re a great way to try something new.

The shop is open every day except Monday for dine in, curbside pick-up and delivery. Note, though, that some of the donuts are available on the weekend only. Opening hours are 7am to 2pm on weekdays and 8am to 3pm on the weekend.


6. Five Daughters Bakery

Five Daughters Bakery

You can find Five Daughters Bakery in Ponce City Market – and it’s well worth checking it out. The donuts here aren’t the cheapest or the biggest. But the quality is a cut above the average pastry.

They’re made fresh by hand every day. And the star of the show is the “100 layer”, a croissant donut with a light and airy texture. It comes in seven different flavors available all year round, including triple raspberry, chocolate sea salt, vanilla cream and maple glaze.

You can also find the 100 layer in a range of monthly specials. At the time of writing, these included the Summer Berry Crisp, Birthday Cake Purist and Churro Crunch.

The shop is open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 8pm on weekends. You can’t dine in, but curbside pick-up and delivery are both available.


7. Vegan Dream Doughnuts

Vegan Dream Doughnuts

Vegans in search of a cracking donut should check out Vegan Dream Donuts on Lee Street. They’re great for those with a gluten intolerance too, as all the donuts are gluten free. And because they’re sweetened with coconut sugar, agave and maple syrup, they’re sugar free too.

They’re made fresh daily, and there are both donuts and donut holes. Flavors rotate, so there’s always something new to try. Fan favorites include the banana caramel, which includes mashed banana in the dough, and the powdered cinnamon.

This is a shop to satisfy donut cravings that strike in the afternoon or evening. Opening hours are 5.30pm to midnight Tuesday to Friday, and 4pm to midnight on Sunday.


8. Atlanta Donuts

Atlanta Donuts

Atlanta Donuts is the Atlanta-based outlet of franchise operation Daylight Donuts. Like the other Daylight stores, it’s independently owned and run. And it offers some seriously good donuts.

They’re large, generously filled, light, fluffy and fresh. Customers rave about the blueberry cake donut and apple fritter, but the range goes much wider. And there’s a great selection of breakfast sandwiches too.

Customer service gets top marks, and the prices are very reasonable. The store is open from 5am to 3pm, seven days a week.


9. DaVinci’s Donuts

DaVinci’s Donuts

Find DaVinci’s Donuts in Lennox Square and check out their range of delicious cake-style donuts. They’re light and tender, with an exterior that’s slightly crunchy. And they’ve won local awards for their deliciousness.

They’re not the biggest donut, designed to be enjoyed guilt-free and without leaving you bloated. They’re so fresh you can see them being made. And the toppings are added individually at the counter. Top flavors include French toast, salted caramel, maple bacon and strawberry.

You can order online for pick-up or delivery, or dine in. The store is open from 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, and from 8am to 1pm on Sundays.


10. Mochinut Atlanta

Mochinut Atlanta

Mochi donuts were invented in Hawaii, but these days you’ll find more and more stores specializing in them in the Continental US. They’re a cross between a traditional American donut and mochi, Japanese rice cakes. They’re sweet, chewy and delicious!

Mochinut offer a great range. Choose from flavors like taro, ube, yuzu, matcha and black sesame. Or there are more familiar options like strawberry, blueberry, coffee, chocolate and red velvet.

Flavors rotate daily, so check the website to see what’s available. You can pre-order online too, and choose either delivery or pick-up. It’s open seven days a week. Hours are 12pm to 8pm Sunday to Wednesday, and 12pm to 9pm the rest of the week.


11. Hell Yeah Gluten Free

Hell Yeah Gluten Free

Hell Yeah is a great option whether or not you have a gluten intolerance. Its range of gluten-free goodies are light, fluffy and above all, tasty.

The donuts are the centerpiece of a menu that also includes pop tarts and cake bites. Choose from flavors like blueberry taro, pina colada and double chocolate.

The imaginative allergy-friendly substitutions include sunflower seed butter for peanut butter. Try the sunbutter jelly donut for a nut-free dose of deliciousness.

The shop is open five days a week, staying closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Doors open at 8am Wednesday to Friday and at 9am on weekends. Closing time is always 1pm.


12. Sweet-Stack Creamery

Sweet-Stack Creamery

The Sweet-Stack Creamery is primarily an ice cream parlor. But it also offers a delicious range of donuts to satisfy your pastry craving.

It’s a good option for vegans too, as a number of the ice cream flavors are vegan-friendly. And you can combine your love of pastry and ice cream with a very good donut ice cream sandwich. Yum!

The customer service gets good reviews, and the interior of the shop looks great. At the moment, though, it’s open for restricted hours. Order takeout or get delivery between 6pm and 10.30pm on Thursdays only.


13. Ray’s Donuts

Ray’s Donuts

Ray’s Donuts are the home of moist, light donuts, made fresh every day. You can also find croissants, burritos, bagels and boba drinks.

You’ll find all the classics here, complete with frosting, filling and sprinkles. The classic glazed donuts are light and fluffy, while the cake donuts are richer and more moist. Choose from flavors like red velvet, blueberry fritter, cream cheese filled, strawberry cake and cinnamon sugar.

The shop is open daily, from 6am to 3pm. Try to get there early, though. After about 11am, the choice is more restricted.


14. Sarah Donuts

Sarah Donuts

Like Ray’s, Sarah Donuts sits just outside the boundaries of Atlanta in Decatur. But it’s well worth making the journey to sample their delicious donuts.

Their huge range includes offerings like chocolate, cinnamon and plain twists, blueberry, glazed and chocolate cake donuts, and lemon, strawberry and raspberry filled donuts. There are donut holes too, plus a small but tasty range of breakfast sandwiches.

The small chain has seven branches across Georgia. The Decatur outlet is open every day except Sunday, from 5.30am to 2pm.


15. Honey Blossom Sweets & Treats

Honey Blossom Sweets & Treats

Honey Blossom is a bakery that specializes in small batch baking. It produces flavorsome donuts, cookies, sweet buns and more. And it’s gained a legion of devoted fans.

Donut flavors include vanilla, chocolate, s’mores and cookies and cream. You can pre-order online and choose from a custom order or a selection of goodies. And if you’re looking for a different way to celebrate a birthday, you can order a three-tier donut cake.

Gift cards are available too, a great way to treat the sweet-toothed person in your life.

The shop is open from 9am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am to 7pm on Fridays. On Saturdays, the hours are 10am to 1pm, and on Sundays, 9am to 1pm.


16. Sweet Hut Bakery and Café

Sweet Hut Bakery and Café

Sweet Hut Bakery and Café does a fine line in donuts as well as cookies, buns and savory options.

The donuts include decadent delights like the dulce de leche donut, hazelnut Nutella, Irish cream and limoncello. There are also Asian-inspired flavors like Matcha, and American favorites like Oreo and peanut butter.

The simple signature Sweet Hut donut, fresh, fried, and drenched in sugar, gets rave reviews from customers.

The shop is open from 11am to 10pm, Monday to Thursday. It stays open an hour later the rest of the week.


Ready for a Donut?

That brings us to the end of our tour of some of the best donuts in Atlanta! We hope it’s whetted your appetite.

Whether you’re in the mood for a traditional cake donut or a boundary-pushing mochi donut, Atlanta can offer it.

So why not head to your nearest donut shop right now, and sample something new?

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