Is there any food better than doughnuts? Idk if it's a breakfast, dessert, or snack food, but it's perfect for every occasion. As doughnuts are truly an American signature, we gotta know what is the best doughnut in every state of the US (and the District of Columbia because gotta #rep).
I get weak when I see that gooey cream filling, and even though I don't understand why someone initially thought bacon would be good on donuts, I'm into it 1000%. As a fellow doughnut lover, I'm happy to assist so that you're never without this fluffy dream of a food again.
Alabama: The Heavenly Donut Company
If you're over food trucks, check out the Dough Truck. It's a better version of the OG because...donuts.
Alaska: Dino's Donuts
I vibe hard with these donuts. Much aesthetics. Very hipster. So cool.
Arizona: The Local Donut
Arkansas: Mark's Do-Nut Shop
These are the classic OG doughnuts. No frills, but tons of flavor.
California: California Donuts
These doughnuts are slightly bizarre. California Doughnuts is famous for their panda design, so if you're #doingitfortheinsta, I'd order that.
Colorado: Amy's Donuts
I forgot about how much I loved mud pie until right now, but now I am mad craving a gummy worm and oreo doughnut.
Connecticut: Donut Crazy
Am I the only one that went crazy seeing this picture? Look at those chocolate chips.
Delaware: Gooey Donuts
The Food Network recommends the S'mores Doughnut from Gooeys, and tbh I'll listen to anything advice that might be coming from the Barefoot Contessa.
Florida: The Salty Donut
These doughnuts are right by the Wynwood Walls, so you're all set for a quality photo op.
Georgia: Sublime Doughnuts
This ain't your average doughnut. After you get a generous scoop of ice cream on top, you can't go back. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Hawaii: Leonard's Bakery
Go to Leonard's for a Malasada, which is a Portuguese twist on doughnuts: fried dough with a creamy center and no hole.
Idaho: Guru Donuts
Girl Scout cookies and doughnuts are the perfect combo. Get the Girl Scout for your updated Samoa (or Caramel deLite, or whatever it's called these days).
Illinois: Glazed & Infused
Snickers infused donuts? Talk about food porn. I have never seen such chocolate goodness in my life.
Indiana: General American Donut Company
These may be mini in size, but not in flavor. Look at the toppings on those bad boys. You won't be able to stop at just one.
Kansas: Fluffy Fresh Donuts
Fluffy Fresh Donuts is your old-style, very low-key doughnut destination. Super small town, chill vibes.
Kentucky: Hi-Five Doughnuts
Doughnuts with a side of women's empowerment: Hi-Five Doughnuts is a shop and food truck run by women.
Louisiana: DISTRICT: Donuts. Sliders. Brew.
My heart broke a bit watching this doughnut fall apart because it is literally PERFECTION. Oreos. Chocolate frosting. Chocolate cream. Goals.
Maine: Urban Sugar
Maryland: 202 Donuts and Company
This ain't your mom's PB&J. If you're looking for an upgrade from the OG, you've found it.
Massachusetts: Blackbird Doughnuts
Only in Massachusetts can you order a massive iced coffee with a doughnut on top. Gonna get some haters, but this looks better than Dunkin.
Michigan: Glazed and Confused
What's better than the new Starbucks Peanut Butter Cup Cookie? A peanut butter cup doughnut from Glazed and Confused, of course.
Minnesota: Mojo Monkey Donuts
Mojo Monkey Donuts will truly satisfy any doughnut craving: it offers cake and raised doughnuts, crullers, fritters, bars, twists/buns, Bismarcks, donut holes, beignets, and more.
Mississippi: Shipley Donuts
Let me introduce you to the Chocolache. It's a chocolate donut filled with sausage and cheese on the inside. I'm not really sure how I feel about this, but ya can't knock it until you try it.
Missouri: Vincent Van Doughnut
Spoon approved Vincent Van Doughnut produces some doughy masterpieces worthy of the artist himself.
Montana: Granny's Gourmet Donuts
Look at those fresh blueberries and strawberries. Granny would be proud of that #health.
Nebraska: The Doughnut Hole
Anywhere with Caramel Chai Latte Doughnuts has a special place in my heart.
Nevada: Donut Bar Las Vegas
If you're looking for a hangover cure after a hard night on the Vegas Strip, look no further.
New Hampshire: Cider Bellies Doughnuts
You cannot think of fall in New England without cider doughnuts, and Cider Bellies does them best.
New Jersey: Montclair Bread Company
Montclair Bread Company is not the only great doughnut shop in New Jersey, but it is the cutest. Look at that poop emoji.
New Mexico: Whoo's Donuts
Pistachio and lemon glaze doughnuts. Is that not a dream come true? Sign me up.
New York: Doughnut Plant
North Carolina: Wake N Bake Donuts
This beachside doughnut shop is perfect for your morning cereal (on top of a doughnut, of course).
North Dakota: Sandy's Donuts
With over 75 flavors of doughnuts, you'll never be bored. I would recommend the S'mores Long John.
Ohio: Buckeye Donuts
Columbus is having a food moment right now, and I can see why with places like Buckeye Donuts. Drunk eating is welcome at this 24 hour donut mecca.
Oklahoma: Hurts Donuts
Hurts Donuts doesn't have a food truck, but rather an Emergency Donut Vehicle. TBH I would get hurt if it would get me a Hurt's Donut from the EDV.
Oregon: Voodoo Doughnuts
Where else can you order a Cock and Balls or Maple Blazer Blunt doughnut? Voodoo Doughnuts is the king of unique and crazy combinations, and my personal favorite is the Mexican Hot Chocolate cake doughnut.
Pennsylvania: Federal Donuts
Get one of their churro doughnuts with a side of fried chicken (and maybe some coffee too) because Federal Donuts has it all.
Rhode Island: PVDonuts
South Carolina: Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
Charleston is the food capital of South Carolina, and Glazed is the doughnut king. They even have doughnut cakes (aka a cake with about a dozen of doughnuts on top) because YUM.
South Dakota: Jerry's Cakes and Donuts
Just a warning, you're gonna have to get here early. Jerry's Cakes & Donuts opens at 5 am, so if you want the best flavors, try to get there for your fix before 9 am.
Tennessee: Five Daughters Bakery
Utah: CrEATe Donuts
This place is sick. All the flavors are customizable, so you are really ~creating~ your own doughnut (I'm sorry, I couldn't help the pun).
Vermont: The Doughnut Dilemma
The only dilemma here is deciding which doughnut to order. I would go for the Fluffernutter because, like any good Masshole, I grew up on fluff.
Virginia: Astro Doughnuts and Fried Chicken
Donuts and fried chicken. Name a more iconic duo, I'll wait.
Washington: General Porpoise
Seattle is full of quality doughnut shops, but no one has cream like General Porpoise. I cannot imagine a better food for a Boomerang.
Washington, D.C.: District Doughnut
If you are bored, just watch some videos of their Creme Brulee Doughnuts being caramelized. I guarantee at least an hour of entertainment (from experience #sos).
West Virginia: JR's Donut Castle
Go to JR's if you're looking for your classic glazed doughnut: it's their speciality.
Wisconsin: Dough Baby Bakery
I'm expecting a massive food baby whenever I go to Dough Baby Bakery. Just tell yourself they're organic to feel better about eating multiple.
Wyoming: Delish Donuts & Coffee
According to Yelp, "While Delish only offers mini-donuts, each one is a treat. They are crisp on the outside, moist and crumbly on the inside, and covered in decadent ganache, vanilla, or cinnamon sugar." Sign me up for some cinnamon sugar doughnuts.
Do(ugh)not let the haters stop you from eating your doughnut. And now, you can have the best of the best no matter where you are.