20+ of the Best Donut Shops in Virginia

by Patricia Keppel | Posted: Jun 3, 2019 | Updated: Jun 7, 2019

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Whether you’re celebrating National Donut Day (Friday, June 7, 2019!) or are simply looking to satisfy the sugary craving of a warm, fresh baked donut, there are more than a baker’s dozen worth of donut shops you need to visit. Check out these hot donut shops, then share your favorite spots with us in the comments below!


Hot Diggity Donuts—Richmond


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Located in Richmond’s Manchester District on the south side of the James River, Hot Diggity Donuts serves made-to-order sourdough donuts, coffee, cocktails, and desserts, as well as an array of sandwiches and salads for lunch.


B. Doughnut—Leesburg


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B. Doughnut is a family owned and operated donut shop in Northern Virginia. Try their Everything Bagel Donuts, which are filled with a cream cheese chive or bacon spread. Come early, as they close for the day once they sell out!


Mama Crockett’s Cider DonutsLynchburg


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Formerly only sold out of a food truck, Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts has opened their first brick-and-mortar location in Lynchburg. While they bake a wide selection of donuts with homemade dips, coatings, and fillings, the shop is widely known for their apple cider donuts, which are some of the best you’ll find in Virginia (and quite possibly, the world).


Route 8 Donuts—Christiansburg


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If you’re in the Blacksburg area, be sure to stop by Route 8 Donuts and grab a couple dozen. Their menu includes traditional favorites like strawberry iced with rainbow sprinkles, chocolate glazed, or cinnamon sugar, but for the adventurous foodies, we recommend trying their specialty donuts, with flavors like red chocolate with dried diced apricots, Fruity Pebbles, and Cinnamon Toast Cruncher.


Sandy Pony Donuts—Chincoteague


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The donuts at Sandy Pony Donuts in Chincoteague are always made hot and fresh to order, customized to any combination of the toppings you want. Try one of their 24 unique flavor combinations when visiting Virginia’s Eastern Shore, such as the Porky Pony, a honey glaze cinnamon sugar donut topped with bacon, the Misty Mint, a mint glaze donut topped with mini chocolate chips, or the Yabba Dabba Doo-Nut, a honey glaze donut completely covered in Fruity Pebbles cereal.


Texas Donuts—Manassas, Centreville


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Don’t let the name deter you! Texas Donuts serves up some of the most creative and tasty donuts in Virginia. Get your basic donut fix with glazed or iced, try a few specialty donuts like fritters or cinnamon roll donuts, or go for the character donuts, made in cute shapes like puppies, pandas, or even llamas. They are also well known for their Big Texas donuts, with one equaling the size of about four to five normal donuts.


The Galactic Donut—Stuarts Draft


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For out of this world donuts in the Shenandoah Valley (excuse the pun), head to The Galactic Donut. Order the Tour of the Galaxy, a box of 17 signature donuts plus a seasonal donut, or a standard dozen, but don’t miss out on The Big Dipper, an incredible donut dessert consisting of your choice of signature donut topped with a scoop of Homestead Creamery ice cream, whipped cream, two toppings of your choice, and a cherry on top.


Pure EatsLexingtonPure Eats

The donuts at Pure Eats are legendary, served fresh and hot daily. While they carry the classic cinnamon-sugar donuts every day, they change up their donut flavors daily, allowing you to try something new every time you visit. Check their Facebook or Instagram to see the latest offerings.


The Apple HouseLinden

Another bakery known for crafting world-class apple donuts, The Apple House is a Virginia landmark off the northern entrance of Shenandoah National Park. Since 1963, their apple butter donuts have brought thousands of visitors to their restaurant, putting the small community of Linden on the map in a big way.


 O’Doodledoo’s DonutsSuffolk


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For handmade, hand-decorated donuts, visit O’Doodledoo’s Donuts, a Suffolk donut shop that rotates a selection of over 200 donuts in their daily menu, serving about 17-25 different flavor combinations each day. Previous flavors include Pink Lemonade, Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Anything Cheesecake, Creme Brulee, Strawberry Milkshake, and Tootsie Roll.


O’s DonutsNorfolk


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With 13 different types of donuts and eight different toppings, it’s easy to see why O’s Donuts are a Norfolk favorite. Try out a cool twist on a sundae, with the Uh O, a fresh, warm donut tossed in cinnamon sugar,  sliced open and filled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, then topped with hot fudge and whipped cream.


Carol Lee DonutsBlacksburg

Blacksburg’s Carol Lee Donuts boasts seven different types of cake donuts, including Devils food cake, regular glazed cake, and blueberry cake. Try out one of their yeast-raised donuts, with flavors like the maple iced donut topped with peanuts and toasted coconut. Grab a freshly brewed cup of coffee to wash it all down.


Sugar Shack DonutsRichmond


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Sugar Shack Donuts prides itself on using only fresh, all natural, and local ingredients in their donuts. The flavors rotate daily to highlight what’s in season, and while you can almost always get standard favorites like glazed, cinnamon sugar, or sprinkles, we think their creative donuts like the blackberry lavender, pineapple serrano, or caramel macchiato are what make this donut shop worth visiting. With over a dozen locations in Virginia, you’ll likely find a Sugar Shack close by no matter where you’re traveling.


Blackbird BakeryBristolBlackbird Bakery

Blackbird Bakery 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. Open 24 hours a day Monday-Saturday, Blackbird has a friendly and inviting atmosphere that awaits as soon as you step through the door. Baked daily, the donuts are handmade with only the freshest and finest ingredients.


Duck DonutsVarious Locations Throughout Virginia


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Duck Donuts began in Duck, North Carolina, but their notoriety for creating warm, made-to-order donuts led them to eventually expand, bringing over a dozen locations to Virginia. They are famous for their Duck Donut, a freshly-made vanilla cake donut topped and drizzled any way you like, or you can get an assortment of their featured donuts, with seasonal flavors like lemon icing and shredded coconut, Key Lime icing with graham cracker crumbs, or maple icing with chopped bacon.


Great Country FarmsLoudoun

Great Country Farms is another Virginia bakery that 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 & CafeWilliamsburg


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The yeast donuts at Emily’s Donuts & Café are unlike anything else in town, made using a special process that takes nearly three hours from start to finish. The bakery sells the classic “ring” donuts — meant to be glazed and topped — and solid donuts, which can be filled with all sorts of creative toppings, custards, and jellies. Emily’s Donuts bakes over 7,000 donuts every week in 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 DonutsRichmond


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“Deliciously addictive since 1968!” That’s the motto of Country Style Donuts in Richmond, a bakery that serves donuts 24 hours a day. Swing by early in the morning to grab some delicious holes before they run out. In addition to the donut holes, choose an assortment of their creative fresh-baked donuts, like the apple crumb, peanut-covered glazed, or blueberry chip donuts.


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Avatar susan says:

Feeling hungry! Great list @patricia, keep up the good work. stay blessed

Avatar Aaron Bunn says:

Glazed in Hampton! The Best of all that I’ve had!

Avatar Kristy says:

You forgot Olykoek in Wytheville.

Avatar Connie says:

Are there any Asian/Vietnamese owned donut shops in Virginia Beach? They know how to make delicious, fresh donuts.