If you’re lucky enough to be in Tampa, you can enjoy warm weather, beautiful parks and hiking trails. And when hunger strikes, you can also find some delicious donuts!
We’ve tracked down the cream of the crop. So if you’re looking for the best donuts in Tampa, step this way! We’ll tell you everything you need to know to find your perfect pastry.
- 902 West Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612
- Tel: 813 932 1303
At Nicola’s Donuts, they’ve been making their pastries fresh daily since the shop opened in 1982. So they know what they’re about!
You’ll find both classic and gourmet options here, as well as fritters and rolls. The menu includes traditional delights like blueberry, red velvet and sour cream cake donuts. Filled options include apple, Bavarian custard, raspberry jelly and guava.
If you feel like trying something new, check out the Brownie Explosion, the fried Oreo or the Frosted Animal donuts. There’s also an excellent cronut (croissant donut). And vegans can choose from a small but tasty selection of classic and fancy cake donuts.
The shop is open for takeout every day except Sunday, from 6am to 1pm.
- 2109 South Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629
- Tel: 813 253 3100
Simply Done Donuts specializes in small donuts that are big on flavor. And the bijou size means you can enjoy more of them!
You’ll find plenty of classics here. The traditional favorites incude vanilla cake donuts, peanut butter and jelly, raspberry filled, glazed, sprinkled, iced and cinnamon sugar.
But there are also innovative flavor combos like the Elvis, featuring vanilla cake, chocolate icing, peanut butter, banana and vegan. Or check out the Oh Snap, a glazed vanilla cake donut with Rice Krispies and marshmallow drizzle.
Everything is made to order, so it’s always fresh. And you can dine in at the shop, get takeout or have your food delivered. The opening hours are 7am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday, and 8am to 4pm on weekends.
- 2512 North 15th Street, Ybor City, FL 33605
- Tel: 813 248 1531
Dough is a great little bakery with a fantastic selection of donuts, sweets and ice cream. And some say that the donuts here are the best they’ve tasted in their lives.
There’s a great selection of glazed, raised and cake donuts. And the specialities include donuts topped with M&Ms, s’mores, Oreos, coffee cake, and maple bacon.
You can buy the glazed or assorted versions individually, or in boxes of half a dozen or a dozen. If you prefer the specialty donuts, the largest box is 14 donuts rather than 12.
There’s also a great selection of cakes, cheesecakes, and hot and cold beverages.
The shop is open every day for dine in, takeout or delivery. The opening hours are 8am to 9pm Sunday to Thursday, and 8am to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
- 411 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602
- Tel: 813 356 9661
Head to the Local Mini Donut Co. in North Florida Avenue for freshly made donuts that are pretty as a picture.
They’re a popular choice for catering special occasions, but everyday orders are every bit as good. And because they’re mini, you can fit in more flavors!
Amongst the customer favorites are the blueberry cheesecake and maple bacon. There’s a new special weekly, so there’s always something different to try. The coffee gets rave reviews too.
The shop is open six days a week, staying closed on Mondays. From Tuesday to Thursday, opening hours are 7am to 2pm. On Fridays it’s open 7am to 4pm, on Saturdays 8am to 5pm, and on Sundays 8am to 2pm. Order takeout in-store, or pre-order for curbside pick-up.
- 2425 South Dale Mabry Highway Suite B, Tampa, FL 33629
- Tel: 727 265 3372
HaleLife Bakery is a dedicated gluten-free and vegan bakery. And the flavors of their donuts are every bit as good as you’ll get with traditional recipes.
More than 50 types of baked goods are made fresh every day. The donuts are great to look at and beautifully moist. Amongst the flavors on offer are cookie dough, Boston cream and blueberry lemon.
They also make beautiful celebration cakes. And just like everything else from the bakery, they’re allergen-friendly, gluten-free and vegan.
The shop offers space to dine in, as well as takeout and delivery. It’s open every day, from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday, and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
- 803 North Tampa Street, Tampa, FL 33602
- Tel: 786 681 1644
Farmacy is a restaurant offering a full vegan menu. And that menu includes donuts that are winning high praise from customers.
They’re not the cheapest out there. But if you’re prepared to pay a little more, you’ll be getting excellent quality. The donuts are slightly smaller than average, with a dense texture and delicious moist crumb. The cinnamon roll is a favorite with customers.
Other sweet options include chocolate brownies and chocolate or blueberry overnight oats. And if you’re in the mood for something savory, the vegan taken on the Philly steak is a real winner.
The shop is open seven days a week, and you can dine in or get your food to go. The hours are 11am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday, and 11am to 6pm the rest of the week.
- 2788 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612
- Tel: 813 898 8080
Sweet Buns offers a range of sweet and savory treats. The focus is on the cakes – you take a tray, wander around the shop, and load up with whatever takes your fancy. But while the range of donuts isn’t enormous, what’s here is very good indeed.
And if you’re in the mood for something savory with a hint of sweetness, try the honey pork bun. It gets rave review from customers.
Service can be variable, but the food is tasty and affordable. The shop is open from 9am to 8pm, seven days a week.
- 305 East Polk Street, Tampa, FL 33602
- Contact via the website
Supernatural Food & Wine is an unassuming little place on East Polk Street. But don’t be fooled by its humble appearance. This is the home of what some have called the best donuts they’ve eaten in their lives.
Despite their delicious buttery taste, they’re vegan. They’re made fresh on the premises. And if you time it right, and you can get them while they’re still warm. Just make sure you get there early – they sell out fast.
Alongside the donuts is a great range of breakfast sandwiches, plus beers and wines.
You can dine in, get takeout or place your order for delivery. It’s open from Monday to Saturday, although there are no donuts on Mondays. The hours are 8.30am to 2.30pm on Saturday, and 7.20am to 2.30pm the other days.
- 11401 North 56th Street #16, Temple Terrace, FL 33617
- Tel: 813 374 5781
Mochinut is the spiritual home of the mochi donut, a delicious blend of Japanese and American cuisine. This donut is made from rice flour, so it combines a sweet flavor with a chewy texture.
The varieties on offer here include Asian classics like ube, taro, yuzu, matcha and black sesame. Or go with western favorites like Nutella, cookies and cream, peanut butter, pistachio, blueberry or red velvet.
You can even combine your mochinut with ice cream. The honey butter soft serve comes highly recommended.
And because the donuts are made every 20 to 30 minutes, your order will always be fresh.
The shop offers both dine in and takeout. It’s open every day except Monday, from 11am to 7pm.
- Food truck at Citrus Park Mall, 8021 Citrus Park Town, Tampa, FL 33625
- Contact via the website
Choco’s Mini Donuts offers fresh mini donuts with a choice of delicious piped flavors. Options include lemon, birthday cake, peanut butter and jelly, strawberry or powder sugar, and Boston Cream. And there’s always something special to celebrate the holidays.
You can also enjoy a donut sundae, or choose from a selection of funnel cakes. And don’t leave without trying a shake. The Ferrero one is especially fabulous.
The service is efficient and friendly, and the staff will happily answer any questions you have. Head to Citrus Park Mall to find the food truck serving seven days a week. The hours are 11am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 10am to 9pm Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 6pm on Sundays.
- 1208 East Kennedy Boulevard #112, Tampa, FL 33602
- Tel: 813 434 0795
Ginger Beard Coffee is a hipster café where the focus is on gourmet coffee, roasted right there in Tampa.
But what goes better with a high quality cup of Joe than a delicious donut? And if you time it right, that’s exactly what you’ll get. Not every day is donut day – sometimes they have cupcakes instead. Call ahead and check what’s on.
The café is open seven days a week, from 7am to 2pm on weekdays, and 8am to 12pm on weekends.
- Food truck that operates in and around Tampa
- Tel: 813 466 9365
If you’re on the hunt for delicious, fresh donuts, follow the bright pink van! The Craving Donuts food truck can be found in and around Tampa. Check out the website for the latest planned locations and opening hours.
The menu includes a great selection of everday flavors, plus weekly specials. And there are gluten-free options too. Customer favorites include bacon, funnel cake, and a vanilla cake donut with chocolate ganache and raspberry drizzle.
They can cater to special occasions too – just fill out the form on the website, and let them know what you need.
- 10468 Roosevelt Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
- Tel: 727 201 8428
Head just across Tampa Bay to St. Petersburg to find Cosmic Donuts. The donuts here are fresh, generously sized, and come in a great range of flavors.
There are simple options like glazed with cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar, chocolate sprinkle, blueberry cake, maple frosted, red velvet cake and sour cream. Or check out the fancy donuts, including Oreos, M&Ms, raspberry, lemon or strawberry jelly filled, Boston Cream and Tutti Frutti.
Everything is made fresh throughout the day, so your donuts will always taste their best. And you can enjoy them in the shop, get takeout, or order them for delivery to your door. Opening hours are 7am to 2pm Tuesday to Friday, and 7.30am to 3pm on weekends.
- 11258 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33635
- Tel: 813 749 0080
La Creacion is a Puerto Rican bakery with an extensive menu of both savory and sweet treats. And its offering includes a wide range of different donuts.
Here you’ll find donuts stuffed with cream cheese, Bavarian cream or guava, sugar donuts and iced, glazed donuts. There’s also the Mallorca, a sweet donut with powdered sugar.
Other sweet items include vanilla or cheese flans, coconut pudding, cheesecake and tres leches cake. And savory favorites include deep filled sandwiches like the Cubano, with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickle and mustard.
The shop is open daily from 7am to 4pm, and you can dine in, get takeout or order for delivery.
- 5236 16th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
- Tel: 727 528 1410
Fray’s Donut House is a hop, skip and a jump across Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg. And it’s well worth the trip for their seriously delicious donuts. They’re all made fresh and by hand every day. And the selection is massive.
Choose from regular donuts like chocolate covered, chocolate and vanilla marbled, sugar, toasted coconut, apple cinnamon, and strawberry fruity cereal. There’s also the intriguing “Head Light” and “Tail Light”. There’s a huge range of filled and cake donuts too.
You’ll also find breakfast sandwiches, bagels, muffins, Danishes, smoothies – you name it, they’ve got it.
The shop is open daily from 5.30am to 1.30pm on weekdays, and 6am to 1.30pm on weekends. You can dine in, or pick up your food at the drive-through.
Ready to Choose?
That brings us to the end of our tour of the best donuts in Tampa and the surrounding area! We hope you’ve found somewhere to pick up your next pastry treat.
Whether you’re craving something classic or looking for a new flavor, these donut shops have you covered. Place an order soon – and bon appetit!