Top 15 Best Donut Shops in Jacksonville, FL

If you’re in Jacksonville and your sweet tooth strikes, where do you go? The nearest donut shop, of course!

But how do you know that your pastry is going to make the grade? That’s where we come in.

We’ve tracked down the best donuts in Jacksonville. And we’ve got everything you need to know to make the perfect selection. So if you’re ready, let’s take a tour!

Best Donuts in Jacksonville

1. Good Dough

Good Dough

At Good Dough the artisan donuts are made fresh from scratch. And you can taste the difference with every bite.

The flavors vary by the day, so check out their website and social media for the latest availability. Options could include the layered strawberry shortcake, made with fresh strawberries and as pretty as a picture. Or there’s the peaches and cream, mimosa, banana pudding bomb, and basil lemonade.

There are lots of vegan options too, like raspberry glazed, cardamom sugar, and coffee cake. And you can even find savory options like avocado dough-oast and a grilled cheese dough-wich.

You can dine in the shop or get takeout. Or delivery is available from couriers including Doordash and Grubhub. The shop is open from 7am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday, 8am to 2pm on Saturdays, and 9am to 2pm on Sundays.


2. The Donut Shoppe

The Donut Shoppe

The Donut Shoppe has been trading for more than 50 years from its home on University Boulevard North. Today, it offers 21 different kinds of donuts.

The menu covers all the classics, with the cinnamon and chocolate cake donuts getting rave reviews. It also includes specials for holidays, like pumpkin donuts for Halloween. Everything is baked fresh on the day, and if you time it right, you can get your donuts while they’re still warm.

They like you to pre-order if you can. Give them a call and leave a message on their answerphone, including your requested pickup time. Orders are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The shop is open from 5am to 1pm, seven days a week.


3. Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts is a chain specializing in bespoke donuts made to order.

The process begins with a vanilla cake donut, made the moment you place your order. Everything from there is up to you. You choose the coating, the topping and the drizzle. And there’s a great range to pick from.

If all that feels a bit overwhelming, don’t worry! There’s also a selection of fan favorites, tried and tested combinations that customers love. They too are made the moment you order, so there’s no compromise on freshness.

The Jacksonville shop is open seven days a week, from 6.30am to 2pm. You can dine in, head to the drive-through, or get your donuts delivered to your door.


4. Shipley Do-nuts

Shipley Do-nuts

Shipley’s is another well-loved donut chain.

The menu covers everything from simple classics like the plain glazed donut, to new options like the cherry iced bullseye. There are over 60 different varieties in all.

They also offer kolaches for when you’re in the mood for something savory. And there’s hot and iced coffee to wash everything down with.

The shop offers dine in or takeout. There’s a drive-through, and you can order your food for delivery too. Opening hours are 5.30am to 5pm, seven days a week.


5. The Mini Bar

The Mini Bar

Do you spend ages agonizing over which donut to choose? Why not pick mini donuts instead, and try all the flavors you want?

If that sounds like heaven, you’ll love The Mini Bar on Deerwood Park Boulevard. Here, all the donuts are mini. And they’re served up fresh and hot.

There are 19 different signature flavors to choose from, plus weekend specials. Everyday options include fruity pebbles, coffee cake, samoa, maple bacon and pop tart.

Check out their social media for info on the upcoming weekend specials. Previous flavors have included Harry Potter themed donuts, and chocolate and vanilla glazed donuts with crushed peppermint and white chocolate drizzle.

The shop is open daily. From Monday to Thursday, the hours are 7am to 5pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s 7am to 7pm. And on Sundays, it’s open from 8am to 2pm.


6. Sweet Theory Baking Co.

Sweet Theory Baking Co.

At the Sweet Theory Baking Co., all the donuts are yeast raised. They’re also made from scratch and hand cut every single day. The fruit glazes are always organic, and the other ingredients are organic wherever possible too. And everything is made to the highest possible standards.

The flavors available vary from day to day. The full list includes salted caramel brownie, matcha lemon, orange poppy, dirty chai, sunbutter cup, and the mysteriously named “Yoga Pants”.

There are more traditional options too, like glazed, chocolate, maple bacon and the Homer, with pink frosting and sprinkles. Also on offer are cinnamon rolls, cakes, cupcakes and biscuits.

The shop is open for takeout five days a week, from Tuesdays through Saturdays. The hours are 8.30am to 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm on Saturday.


7. Cinotti’s Bakery

Cinotti’s Bakery

Some of Cinotti’s customers say that you’ll find the best donuts in Jacksonville here. So why not put that claim to the test?

The menu covers everyday treats plus seasonal specials. Choose from flavors like strawberry, pumpkin, red velvet and coffee. There are powdered sugar donuts, double chocolate cake donuts, zebra glazed donuts, and glazed croissant donuts.

You’ll also find filled donuts, apple fritters and Long Johns. And there’s a wide selection of other pastries, cookies and cakes.

The bakery has space to dine in, or you can get takeout – pre-order for curbside pick-up. The opening hours are from 6am to 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday.


8. America’s Donuts

America’s Donuts

America’s Donuts use the finest ingredients, with everything made by hand on the premises. They’ve been making donuts for over 30 years, so they know what they’re about.

They make donuts for commercial customers too. But head to their shop on North Main Street, and you can buy them direct. And they’re great value for money.

Customer favorites include the mini apple fritters and the classic chocolate donuts. Buy a standard fritter if your appetite is up to the challenge – they’re both delicious and enormous.

The shop is open from 5.30am to 2pm Mondays to Fridays, and 7am to 11am on Saturday.


9. Parlor Donuts

Parlor Donuts

Parlor Donuts may be outside the city limits in St Johns. But it’s well worth the journey to get your hands on their delicious pastries.

There are 30 different styles of donuts here, including minis that you can buy individually or by the box. The flavors include delights like Caramel Bliss, Maple Pecan, Campfire (s’mores) and Turtle Cheesecake. And there are three different keto options, chocolate, vanilla and maple.

There’s a good range of coffee, espresso drinks and other hot beverages too. And you can buy coffee by the carafe if you’re catering to a crowd.

The shop is open daily, from 6.30am to 5pm on weekdays, and 7am to 4pm on weekends. You can either dine in or get your donuts to go.


10. Sara’s Bakery Café

Sara’s Bakery Café

Find Sara’s Bakery & Café on the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Lasalle Street. They offer delicious cookies, Danish pastries – and a seriously good selection of layered (croissant) donuts.

The flavors change regularly. Depending on when you go, you may be treated to options like cookies and cream, s’mores, carnival (with rainbow sprinkles) and Reese’s Pieces.

There’s an innovative drinks menu too. Try the iced chai with a shot of espresso plus coconut milk and cinnamon.

The bakery is open every day except Sunday, and you can dine in, get takeout, or place an order for delivery. The opening hours are 7am to 3pm.


11. Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme

If you want an extensive donut menu with consistent quality, head to Krispy Kreme. There are a number of outlets in Jacksonville, and this one in Atlantic Boulevard is highly rated.

The shop is open daily, but the hours vary depending on what you want. You can dine in from 6am to 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 6am to 10pm the rest of the week.

The hotlight hours – when donuts are served warm – are between 6am and 10am in the morning, then between 5pm and 7pm in the evening.

And for delivery or catering, the hours are 6.30am to 10.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 6.30am to 9.30pm the rest of the week.


12. Dunkin’


Dunkin’ has lots of branches all over Jacksonville. They’re pretty consistent with the quality of their donuts, but the service at the branch on Airport Road is top notch.

There’s a huge menu of donuts, plus a good range of breakfast sandwiches and beverages. Check out their website and social media for regular special offers.

You can order for delivery or pick-up via the dedicated mobile app, or head to the shop to dine in or get takeout. The opening hours are 5am to 9pm daily.


13. Liberty Bakery

Liberty Bakery

Liberty Bakery has a fantastic range of sweet treats including cookies, macarons, brownies, cakes – and, of course, donuts. And there are also innovative mash-ups like the powdered donut pound cake.

Everything is made fresh on the premises, using the very best ingredients. The menu changes daily – check out the website and social media for the latest information.

The bakery opens at 7am and closes at 3pm Wednesday to Friday. It’s also open on Saturdays, from 8am to 1pm.


14. Nature’s Drip

Nature’s Drip

Nature’s Drip is a mobile service offering great coffee and donuts made with superfoods. Find them at farmers’ markets around Jacksonville, or book the coffee truck to come to your event.

There donuts come in a small but delicious range of flavors, all made with high quality ingredients. Choose from options like apple cinnamon, banana nibs, toasted coconut, Dutch chocolate and lavender. You can also get cakes made to order.

The service is excellent, and the coffee is delicious too.


15. MayDay Ice Cream

MayDay Ice Cream

What’s an ice cream shop doing on a list of places to buy donuts, I hear you ask! Well, there is method to our madness. Because while MayDay’s menu does feature ice cream, and nothing but ice cream, there’s one very special flavor here.

Step forward the Coffee & Donuts ice cream! This includes real pieces of glazed pastry from Fiction Donuts. And the rave reviews it receives from customers meant we decided to bend the rules! This is one ice cream that’s donutty enough to qualify for our list.

The other flavors are well worth trying too. Check out the Parent Trap, featuring peanut butter and Oreos, or the Cloud 9, with almond ice cream, sea salt and marshmallow fluff. The range here will keep you in new flavors for months.

The shop is open from midday to 10pm, Sunday to Thursday. It stays open until 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.


It’s Donut Time!

That brings us to the end of our tour of the best donuts in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas! We hope you’ve found some great options to add to your pastry shortlist.

And next time that donut craving hits, why not try something new? With so many flavors to choose from, you might just be about to find a brand new favorite.

Bon appetit!

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