Today is National Donut Day and I have been busy for the last couple of weeks, visiting and tasting donuts from as many Utah donut shops as possible! (Yep, I am now sitting here at my computer in stretchy pants!) I think we have compiled an amazing list of The Best Donut Shops in Utah. **Disclaimer: All of these donut shops received multiple votes in our very informal, totally unscientific, social media polling process. All of these donut shops were either taste tested by me or my Coupons 4 Utah friends and family. Also, many of these shops are very popular and (from personal experience) you will want to arrive early to get the best selection! (List written in 2017.)
Drum roll please…….. in no particular order, here is our list of The Best Donut Shops in Utah!
Banbury Cross Donuts – Salt Lake City: Banbury Cross ranked very high on our list of votes and is my husband's favorite donut shop. It has been a Salt Lake institution since 1986. I think one of the things that make Banbury so popular is that the are so soft on the inside that they basically melt in your mouth! Banbury Glazed Donut was my favorite glazed donut (and I tried a few). We also loved the Bavarian Cream with chocolate frosting. The employee at Banbury told us the cinnamon crumb was also a customer favorite and one of the most popular.
Roger's Bakery – Magna: Located inside the Magna Ream's grocery store, Roger's Bakery is known as one of the best places for donuts on the West side of the Salt Lake Valley. Roger's is a made from scratch, family run bakery that has been baking since the early 1980's and is a long time supporter of the Magna community. I love the Apple Fritters with chocolate frosting and all of the filled donuts because they have lots of filling. When you go, check out the giant “Feet Donuts” and the Maple Bars. In my husband's words “the maple bars are the perfect balance of donut and maple frosting”.
Dunford's Bakers – West Jordan: Dunford's Bakers make great bread, buns, pastries and more but are probably best known for their donuts. Their chocolate on chocolate cake donut is their most popular and was my family's favorite Chocolate Cake Donut. It was very moist and the chocolate frosting was perfect, not too light or too dark. We enjoyed all of the Dunford donuts we tried including a Strawberry Fritter and a Blueberry Cake donut. Another plus, you can find Dunford Donuts at many grocery stores and gas stations along the Wasatch Front.
Lehi Country Bakery – Lehi: The Lehi Country Bakery has been baking for 45+ years and is known for their yummy Square Donuts. If you don't live in Utah County, this is worth the drive. I normally don't go for Old Fashioned Donuts but these were so good. I am also told the Apple Fritters are the best.
Donut Boy – West Valley City: This relatively new donut shop is located near the Maverick Center and the Hale Theater in West Valley. This turned out to be one of my favorite new finds. Not only were the donuts delicious, the flavors were unique but they were beautiful too! We tried and LOVED the Mango filled powdered donut, the Nutella Oreo, and the Strawberry Cheesecake.
Fresh Donut and Deli – South Salt Lake: This little shop is well known by locals for their fresh donuts. Ironically, the first thing we thought when we tasted these donuts was that they were very fresh! The Fritter was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and the Bear Claw was chocked full of yummy apple filling. Really good quality donuts!
Provo Bakery – Provo: This cute little white brick bakery has been open since 1950! They are popular and can sell out early, so plan your donut run accordingly! Awesome donuts and great buttermilk bars. But one of the things I like the most about Provo Bakery is that you can order custom donuts to spell out anything. How fun to serve “Happy Birthday” donuts at a birthday party or “Thank You” donuts as a token of your appreciation.
Art City Donuts – Food Truck: Art City Donuts serves these fresh mini donuts with various toppings from their food truck. I tried them on a really cold evening and they were an especially delicious, warm treat. We tried the S'mores and Boston Cream, both were so good. You can find out where the Art City Donuts truck will be by following their Facebook page.
My Sugar's Donut Shoppe – West Valley City: A very popular donut shop just off of SR 201. Make sure to go early because they sell out quickly and don't make any more for the day. You may also have to wait in line but the Whipped Cream Filled and the German Chocolate are worth the wait.
Krispy Kreme – Layton, Orem, Sandy, Logan, Riverdale: Krispy Kreme is known for their glazed donuts and rightfully so, they are divine. What I didn't realize is that they glaze all of their donuts before frosting them…no wonder they are so good.
The Big O Doughnuts – Salt Lake City: My vegan friends say this is THE place to get vegan donuts. I haven't tried them yet but I'm told their gourmet, plant-based doughnuts are to die for. With flavors like Blueberry Lavender, Orange Cardamom and Passionfruit, I can't wait to try it out!
Daylight Donuts – Pleasant Grove, Murray, Sandy, Riverton, Springville, Lehi, Provo, Payson, St. George: Daylight Donuts is a national chain with several franchises here in Utah. I have only been to the Murray store but several of their locations were recommended by Coupons4Utah readers and self-proclaimed donut aficionados. My experience is that while you won't find crazy flavors or unusual shapes, these have a nice light texture and flavor.
Beyond Glaze –Sugar House, Ft. Union, Draper, American Fork, Ft. Union, Ogden: There are several locations along the Wasatch Front. It's a fun place with tons of varieties of yummy donuts that look as good as they taste. My recommendation is to try the Maple Bacon donut. I don't usually like maple donuts but I loved the maple and bacon combination from Beyond Glaze.
Food Ranch – Orangeville: OK, I haven't tried these donuts but it's now on my Utah Bucket List since it was recommended by a couple of our readers. The Food Ranch claims they have “world famous” donuts and the most popular is the Butterfinger Donut! So next time I'm in Emery County, you can bet I will stop in at the Food Ranch.
Macey's – Tooele: While all of the Macey's in Utah have great bakeries, the Tooele Macey's got several votes by our readers as having the best donuts. Macey's has a wide range of donuts and each month they have a donut of the month that has included flavors like Key Lime Coconut, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry Lemonade. Those sound like a good reason to drive to the nearest Macey's to me.
Johnny O Spudnuts – Logan & Layton: My brother raved about donuts made with potato flour so I was excited to try Johnny O Spudnuts on a trip to Logan last summer. I loved the Bear Lake (Raspberry). Next time, I will try the Original Glazed Spudnut with a scoop of local Gossner's ice cream on top. Yum!
Avenue Bakery – American Fork: Avenue Bakery has amazing reviews for a good reason! Located on a side street off of Main St in American Fork, they have great donuts, cakes and pastries of all kinds. (Check out their reviews on Yelp).
Deals on Donut Merchandise
Babycakes Mini Donut Maker – $14.99 – My daughter and her friend spent hours one-day making donuts with one of these cute mini donut makers. These are fun gifts for donut lovers or young chefs.
Donut Pool Float-4 ft – $14.99 – Perfect for summer, this adorable pool float has 2 bites out of it and is big enough for adults.
Silicon Donut Mold – $8.99 – Make your favorite cupcake or muffin recipe in the shape of a donut with this easy to use silicone pan.
BigMouth Inc. Gigantic Pink Donut Beach Blanket – $24.99 – Relax at the pool or park in tasty style.
Donut T-Shirts – (price varies) – Adorable shirts for men, women and kids!