Some people take a road trip around the country visiting all the baseball parks or seeking out infamous burger stands everywhere they go. Our family sought out the top doughnut spots across the country during our motorhome travels. It’s a good thing that my scale was broken when we returned home because it’s best I didn’t know how many pounds this little adventure brought on.
In honor of National Doughnut Day, here are our top doughnut spots around the USA!
1. Fractured Prune Doughnuts- Phoenix, Arizona
Gotta start with our hometown hero, Fractured Prune. This Maryland based franchise offers a fun variety of toppings for your cake doughnuts. You mark your selections beforehand, hand them in and wait on your freshly baked goods. These hot, fresh, made to order treats taste a lot like your typical mini donuts with whatever gourmet toppings you have chosen such as French Toast or Key Lime Pie.
2. Glazed Gourmet – Charleston, South Carolina
In this post about my trip to Charleston, I mentioned how luscious the doughnuts are here at Glazed Gourmet. Hands down Glazed Gourmet is my winner of the tastiest donuts from our US travels. I’m still thinking about this place on upper King Street!
3. Top Pot Doughnuts – Seattle, Washington
There are several locations of Top Pot Doughnuts in Seattle! The glazed old fashioned may look familiar as this company originally made the donuts for Starbucks.
4. Astro Doughnuts- Washington, D.C.
No pictures of this one even though we made our way here twice! I wasn’t a huge fan, but my family loved the donuts served with fried chicken. I would say that it’s an interesting concept and for sure to check it out. You’ll have walked enough in this city to earn yourself a sweet treat and it can quality for lunch when you add the infamous protein too!
5. Blue Dot Donuts- New Orleans, Louisiana
Yes, New Orleans is known for its own special doughnut, the beignet. Of course, our family had our share of those in the French Quarter before heading off to seek out Blue Dot Donuts! It’s a small place offering not very unique flavors, but definitely delicious nonetheless.