20+ Donut Spots that Satisfy

by Stefanie Hatcher | Posted: Aug 18, 2014 | Updated: May 31, 2017

Comments: 34 Comments

If you have a breakfast time (or any time) sweet tooth, you’re going to want to swing by these donut shops that pack in unique flavors and toppings! You nominated and here they are:

 

Pure Eats – Lexington

Pure Eats donuts are legendary! Order a fresh, house-made donut and you’ll never want to leave! Coconut lover? Try out the Almond Joy. Other favorites include the decadent chocolate peanut butter and the light, but always delicious margarita-flavored! Pure Eats doesn’t have a set menu, so you’ll be surprised of the flavors each time you visit!

Pure Eats

Pure Eats

The Apple House – Linden
Good food, friendly staff and beautiful surroundings make The Apple House a landmark to visit in Virginia. Come visit for your gift needs and be sure to try out the famed apple butter donuts!

 O’Doodledoo’s Donuts – Suffolk
Hand made, hand decorated, fresh, funky, one of a kind donut shop! This is a real “Hole in the Wall!”  O’Doodledoo’s makes more than 200+ flavors and rotate their menu daily.  Try the famous red velvet cream cheese donuts or a delicious sour cream old fashioned.  Known for gourmet donuts at budget prices, find out what everyone’s talking about! The Oreo extreme, peach cobbler, key lime pie, or chocoholic–yep those are all donuts too! Come quick– once the donuts are gone, so are they!

O'doodledoo's

O’doodledoo’s

O’s Donuts – Norfolk
With 13 different types of donuts and eight different toppings, it’s easy to see why O’s Donuts are a Norfolk favorite. AND custom colors are available too! Try out a cool twist on a sundae, with the Uh O: A fresh, warm donut, tossed in cinnamon sugar, sliced open with a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle. And topped off with hot fudge and whipped cream, of course!

Carol Lee Donuts – Blacksburg
Cake donut? Yes, please. Carol Lee Donuts boasts seven different types of cake donuts, including Devilsfood cake glazed and blueberry cake. Or try out one of their yeast-raised donuts, including maple iced with peanuts and toasted coconut. Grab a freshly brewed cup of coffee to wash it all down!

Sugar Shack Donuts – Richmond
“I’m pretty sure we’ve found the Holy Grail, and this is it.” Sugar Shack Donuts prides itself on fresh, all nature and local ingredients. Try out their monster donuts, featuring peach fritters and Maggie Walker’s signature Dragon Tails. What’s the Dragon Tail? You’ll have to stop in and see for yourself! The menu changes often, so come often.

Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack

Blackbird Bakery – Bristol
The Blackbird has become a favorite bakery shop for the locals in Bristol and has developed the reputation as one of the top bakeries in the tri-cities area. When you visit the bakery, you will feel as though you stepped back to a time when neighbors and shop owners knew each other on a first name basis. One of the first things you will notice is the pleasant, friendly and inviting atmosphere that awaits you when you step through the door. Baked fresh daily, when you take the first bite, you will realize that the products are handmade with only the freshest and finest ingredients.

Blackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery

The Dunk & Deli Co. – Abingdon
Known for their made fresh daily donuts, Dunk & Deli prides itself on freshness and quality, as well as efficient and friendly service. Join them in their comfortable, sit-down atmosphere and relax with friends and family or call ahead for convenient take-out service!

Triple Oak Bakery – Sperryville
Triple Oak Bakery is a dedicated gluten free bakery using local and organic products whenever possible.

Duck Donuts – Virginia Beach 
Duck Donuts makes their donuts made-to-order and fresh as can be! Their base donuts are made with these key ingredients: wheat & corn flour, soybean oil, nonfat dry milk, egg yolks, and beta carotene. Rest assured when you come to Duck Donuts, you’re receiving the best! Ten coating choices are available, as well as five topping choices.

Great Country Farms – Loudoun
Great Country Farms is best known for their cider donut. These apple cider donuts, made with cinnamon and sugar, are baked fresh at the farm and melt in your mouth when you catch them hot. Visitors enjoy them year-round before visiting the farm’s animals, u-pick areas and fresh market.

Emily’s Donuts & Cafe – Williamsburg
Emily’s Donuts & Café is more than the new local face of great donuts. The yeast donuts are unlike anything else in town. The process of creation takes nearly three hours from start to finish. There are classic “ring” donuts — meant to be glazed and topped, and solid donuts, perfect for filling with out-of-this world combinations! Emily’s Donuts boasts baking 7,000 donuts every week! Clearly these donuts are in demand — especially with seasonal flavors, like their scrumptious Key Lime Donuts made with real Key Lime infused filling and topped with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting.

Country Style Donuts – Richmond
“Deliciously addictive since 1968!” That’s the motto of Country Style Donuts in Richmond. Swing by early in the morning to grab some delicious holes before they run out! Try out the peanut-covered glazed, toasted almond or blueberry chip. Or why not try them all! Country Style has 38 varieties of donuts and is open 24 hours.

 

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34 Comments

Mama Crocketts Cider Doughnuts in Lynchburg are the BOMB. Warm sugary goodness. You cant eat just one. Bag that is!!

Alexandria has some great donuts at Sugar Shack in the north end. @NOVADonuts Yummy Hot fresh! Strawberry one is my favorite!

S says:

The Dutch Pantry in Ruckersville. Their Maple Glazed Donuts are to die for! Also Bavarian Creme filled, Raspberry filled, Lemon filled. But you need to try the Maple Glazed!

anonymous says:

How is Paul’s Bakery in Fredericksburg not on this list?!

Suz Kitsteiner says:

Sugar Shack has slightly more than just 6 specialty donuts

Casey Higgins says:

The article was written last year. We’re glad to know that they’ve grown the menu! Yum!

Sandy K says:

Carol Lee in Blacksburg!! As good today as they were when I first had them as a college freshman in 1978!

Mandy says:

Strites Donuts in Harrisonburg and the surrounding area! They are fresh homemade and delicious.

john Bjng says:

You missed RingO’s Donuts in Smithfield!

Ashley says:

I’d add Sunrise Donuts in Gloucester, VA! I was shocked to find such thick, delicious donuts in so many varieties in such a small town. This shop does donuts right!

Joy Legge says:

You need to try Naughty Girl Donuts in Front Royal.

Yes, Naughty Girls donuts, should be on this list!

Kevin McCafferty says:

they sure do,great donuts