Beautiful Maryland has everything from beaches in the east to mountains in the west. And it also has a great range of delicious donuts to satisfy your sweet tooth!
But just where should you go to find the crème de la crème of pastries? That’s what we’re here to find out!
We’ve tracked down the best donuts in Maryland. And we’re going to tell you everything you need to know to choose your new favorite donut shop.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Best Donuts in Maryland
1. Carlson’s Donuts
- 7846 Telegraph Road, Severn, MD 21144
- Tel: 410 551 7592
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/CarlsonsDonutsinSevernMD/
If you’re looking for classic, fresh donuts, Carlson’s Donuts should make your shortlist. There’s nothing fancy or artisan about the menu here. But there are good, traditional donuts, brilliantly executed.
Amongst the customer favorites are the potato donut, sour cream, blueberry, chocolate glazed, apple fritter and bow tie. The customer service gets rave reviews too, and the prices are very reasonable.
The shop opens for takeout only for six days a week, from Tuesday to Sunday. Opening hours are 5am to 11.30am – but make sure you get there early for the best selection. This is a popular spot, and they can sell out fast.
2. Donut Shack
- 497 Ritchie Highway Suite E, Severna Park, MD 21146
- Tel: 410 544 0278
- Website: https://theshackisback.com/
The Donut Shack is a great place to pick up some classic donuts. You’ll also find other pastries, like muffins, cookies and “Shack tarts”. And there’s good quality coffee from Ceremony Coffee Roasters.
But it’s the donuts, made fresh daily, that are the star of the show. The range covers all the classics, although the options on offer vary day to day. The full menu includes old fashioned plain donuts, apple or Dutch crumb, fudgy, lemon and Boston Cream.
You can always get hold of some delicious donut holes too. Buy your donuts individually, or get a discount on a box of a half-dozen or dozen.
The shop is open daily for dine in or takeout, from 6 in the morning to 8 at night. Or you can get your donuts delivered to your door from 7am to 10am on the weekends.
3. Diablo Donuts
- 3432 South Hanover Street, Baltimore, MD 21225
- Tel: 410 892 3251
- Website: https://www.diablodoughnut.com/
Diablo Donuts in Baltimore is the home of some devilishly decadent donuts. And they’re beautifully decorated too, making them perfect for a special occasion as well as an everyday treat.
The donuts here have distinctive names. There’s the Panty Dropper (maple and bacon) and Unicorn Farts (vanilla bean glaze, cereal and purple drizzle). And check out the Sin (cinnamon) Crunch, Infringement, 666 and Baltimore Scream. It’s all a lot of fun.
But it’s not just about the giggle – these donuts taste great too. They’re made fresh daily, in small batches, and using top quality ingredients.
You can order for delivery online, though note there’s a limit of two dozen donuts and at least a day’s notice is needed. Or pop into the shop to order takeout. It’s open from 6am to 1pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and from 8am to 2pm on weekends.
4. Krumpe’s Do-nut Shop
- 912 Maryland Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21740
- Tel: 301 733 6103
- Website: https://krumpesdonuts.com/
Numerous customers of Krumpe’s say it puts Hagerstown on the map as the home of the best donuts in the world. So why not see if you agree?
The menu covers everything from filled donuts to twists, cake to glazed, Long Johns to donut holes. You can find fillings like raspberry jelly, Bavarian cream, chocolate cream and apple, and glazed, cinnamon-topped and powdered cake donuts.
There’s also a surprise on the menu every “Mystery Monday”, plus special donuts of the month. And if you want something for a special occasion, they can create a custom order for you.
You can order online for delivery, or get your donuts to go at the shop. They’re open seven days a week, and the donuts here are served in the evenings. Opening hours are 7pm to 11pm daily.
5. Arundel Donuts
- 7958 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard, Glen Burnie, MD 21060
- Tel: 410 768 8926
- Website: https://m.facebook.com/arundeldonuts/
Arundel Donut offers a great range of pastries, including some of the best croissant donuts – or cronuts – out there.
Everything is made fresh, and the donut sizes are generous. Expect light, fluffy textures and flavors like strawberry glazed, maple, marshmallow and apple. Check out the potato donut too – it gets excellent reviews from customers.
Make sure you get there early, as they often sell out. And note that only cash is accepted here. If you’re catering a larger event, get in touch – they can do big orders with advance notice.
The shop is open for takeout every day from 5.30am to 11.30am.
6. Duck Donuts
- 1327 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
- Tel: 301 296 1988
- Website: https://m.facebook.com/arundeldonuts/
If you’re looking for a bespoke donut, Duck Donuts is the place for you. Every order begins with a vanilla cake donut, cooked the moment you order it. There’s then an excellent range of coatings, toppings and drizzles to choose from for your very own unique donut creation.
And if all the choice is too much, don’t worry! There’s also a selection of “fan favorites”, combining the options in delicious ways. And there’s always a range of seasonal flavors to keep things interesting.
You can also get your hands on sandwiches, ice-cream and a great range of beverages to wash everything down.
The shop is open from 7am to 3pm Monday to Thursday, and 7am to 7pm on Fridays. On Saturdays, the hours are 7.30am to 7pm, and on Sundays 7.30am to 4pm. You can dine in the shop, get takeout or order your food for delivery.
7. Sandy Pony Donuts
- 2444 Solomons Island Road D1, Annapolis, MD 21401
- Tel: 301 873 3272
- Website: http://sandyponydonuts.com/
The name of Sandy Pony Donuts pays homage to the ponies of Chincoteague Island, where it started life as a food truck. Today it has four different outlets, and this one in Annapolis offers what some have called the best donuts in Maryland.
The concept is similar to Duck Donuts: a fresh donut made to order, then customized with your choice of coatings and drizzles.
There are also 24 pre-defined flavors if you need inspiration. Options include the Aww Shucks, with honey glaze and rainbow sprinkles, and the Salted Caramel, with caramel glaze and pretzels. Other combos incorporate chocolate, coconut, mint, peanut butter, banana – you name it, you’ll find it here!
There’s also a great range of bubble teas, plus smoothies and acai bowls.
The shop is open from 7am to 12pm Monday to Thursday, and from 7am to 2pm the rest of the week. Dine in, drive through and delivery are all available.
8. Cloudy Donut Co.
- 4311 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214
- Tel: 443 885 9052
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/CloudyDonutCo/
Baltimore’s Cloudy Donut Co. make fresh, delicious donuts with a regularly changing array of flavors. Everything is made by hand in small batches, and the whole menu is vegan too.
Check out their social media for the latest flavor options. Previous specials have included cookies and cream, peanut butter and jelly, chai sugar, blueberry and raspberry lemonade.
And if you have a pooch, they don’t need to miss out! There’s a Snoop Doggy Donut just for them.
Preorders are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed too. Dine in, drive-through and delivery are all available. But note that this shop is open only on weekends, from 10am to 3pm.
9. Home Run Donuts
- 16512 National Pike, Hagerstown, MD 21740
- Tel: 240 217 3412
- Website: https://home-run-donuts.business.site/
Head to Home Run Donuts for a great selection of regular flavors, plus specials that change by the day.
The everyday options are glazed, chocolate dipped, cinnamon sugar and blueberry. Check the website for details of the specials for that day. Previous delicious treats have included peach cheesecake, lemon filled with lemon glaze and optional coconut, and salted caramel.
It’s a drive-through, and opening hours change regularly. Check out the website for the latest information. At the time of writing, opening hours were 7am to 11am on Tuesday, 6am to midday and 4pm to 7pm on Wednesday, and 6am to midday on Friday.
10. Glory Doughnuts
- 162 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
- Tel: 240 651 3467
- Website: https://www.glorydoughnuts.com/
Glory Doughnuts is a great place to grab breakfast, lunch or dinner. As well as the donuts, there’s an extensive menu of classic savory dishes. And everything tastes so good, you won’t even notice that it’s all vegan.
The donut selection changes by the day to keep things interesting. Previous flavors have included passion fruit Long Johns, chocolate cake and raspberry filled donuts.
Everything is made fresh in small batches, so get there early or you may find they’ve sold out. The shop is open for dine in or curbside pick-up from Wednesday to Sunday. Hours are 7am to 2pm Wednesday to Friday, and 9am to 2pm on weekends.
11. The Hungry Donut
- 11021 Nicholas Lane #3, Ocean Pines, MD 21811
- Tel: 410 208 1100
- Website: https://www.thehungrydonut.com/
The Hungry Donut offers a great range of donut flavors, plus the option to create your own bespoke combination. You can also bag delicious acai bowls, cookies, muffins, donut pops and crepes. There’s an excellent drinks menu too.
The donuts come in regular or jumbo sizes. Choose from innovative flavors like Nanny’s Revenge, with chocolate glaze, peanuts, chocolate chips and caramel drizzle. Or how about a fruitier option like Strawberry Shortcake or Lemon in da Coconut?
Whatever you choose, it’s made fresh on the premises. The shop is open from 7am to 2pm daily.
12. Donut Connection
- 3480 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
- Tel: 301 843 9447
- Website: https://donutconnection.com/
Donut Connection is a great place to find traditional donuts crafted with love. You’ll find a good selection of classic flavors here. Options include chocolate with sprinkles, honey dipped, glazed, toasted coconut and Boston and Bavarian creams.
The shop is open seven days a week for dine in and takeout. Get there early for the freshest donuts and the best selection.
Opening hours are 3.30am to 6pm Mondays to Thursdays, and the same on Saturdays. On Fridays, they open at 3am and close at 6pm. And on Sundays, the hours are 3.30am to 2pm.
13. Doughnut La Plata
- 6700 Crain Highway, La Plata, MD 20646,
- Tel: 301 392 5285
- Website: https://www.bdoughnut-laplata.com/
Make your way to Doughnut La Plata for delicious malasadas and donuts, all made fresh on the premises.
The weekly specials are rotated, and they’re always coming up with something new and interesting. Check out their social media for the latest flavors.
There are plenty of vegan options too, plus savory donuts made with bagels, whipped cream cheese and a choice of lox, chives or bacon.
The shop is open to dine in or for drive through every day except Monday. Weekday hours are 6am to 3pm, and it’s open from 7am to 3pm on the weekends.
14. Mochi Mochi
- 12230 & 12250, 12250 Clarksville Pike Stall 6, Clarksville, MD 21029
- Tel: 410 995 9298
- Website: https://www.mochimochidmv.com/
Mochi Mochi is the home of delicious mochi donuts, made with Japanese rice flour. They’re light, sweet and chewy – and if you haven’t already tried them, put that right soon!
The flavors here include matcha, ube bae, strawberry, churro, and cookies and cream. There’s also a funfetti cake donut, and a mochi donut flavored with Vietnamese coffee that’s a customer favorite.
They’re not the cheapest, but if you buy five you get one free.
The shop is open daily for takeout only, from 11am to 8.30pm.
15. Newberry Café & Bakery
- 140 North Bond Street, Bel Air, MD 21014
- Tel: 443 787 4070
- Website: https://newberrydonuts.com/
Head to the Newberry Café and Bakery for classic and specialty donuts that customers have called “life changing”. You’ll also find quality cakes, cupcakes and breakfast sandwiches.
The range here is genuinely astonishing. There are cake and yeast raised donuts, cronuts, fritters, cinnamon rolls and large celebration donuts. Choose from plain, powdered, iced and filled – the options are almost endless.
The shop offers dine in, takeout and delivery. It’s open from Wednesdays to Sundays, from 7am to 2pm.
Time for a Donut!
That brings us to the end of our tour of the best donuts in Maryland! From gourmet creations to perfectly executed classics, this state has them all.
So why not try one of these excellent donut shops and bakeries one day soon? Who knows, you might just be about to discover a new favorite!