The ten best places for doughnuts in Denver

Categories: Best of Denver

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Philip Poston
Doughnuts from Glazed and Confused.
It's National Donut Day! While bigger chains like Dunkin' Donuts, Krispy Kreme and LaMar's will be offering free doughnuts all day, today is also a good time to support Denver's multitude of local doughnut shops -- and the other surprising places that serve these delicacies. Here's our list of the ten best places for doughnuts in Denver (in no particular order).

See also:
- Guess who's coming for breakfast--it's Dunkin' Donuts!
- Voodoo Doughnuts is coming to East Colfax--where else?
- Voodoo Doughnuts is coming to East Colfax--where else?

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Philip Poston
Doughnuts from Glazed and Confused.
Glazed and Confuzed
Josh Schwab, "doughnut artist" and owner of Glazed and Confuzed, has a penchant for the more inventive fried treat. Utilizing an equal balance of traditional method and imagination, and using fresh, local ingredients, Schwab creates such heart-stoppers as a maple bacon doughnut topped with hand-cured bacon, and a root beer float: a handmade root beer glaze atop a Bavarian cream-stuffed doughnut. Right now, you can find his doughnuts at the City Park and Cherry Creek farmers' markets, as well as Kaladi Coffee and the Weathervane Cafe.

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Philip Poston
Bombolini at Il Posto.
Il Posto
2011 East 17th Avenue
On top of serving simple, delicious Milanese-inspired cuisine, Il Posto answers the doughnut call with a decidedly Italian twist: its bombolini. These delicate drop doughnuts are sugared and served with creme Anglaise and pickled blueberries. 

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Philip Poston
Donut Maker doughnuts.
Donut Maker
9625 East Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village
For over 25 years, the Donut Maker has been open every day, offering fresh doughnuts to suburban dwellers. The shop boasts an impressive display of classic varieties like twists and apple fritters, but also mixes it up with options like Oreo custard-filled and Nutella-stuffed beauties, too. Try getting there early on Friday -- that's today! -- for fresh crullers.

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Philip Poston
Donut Maker is a doughnut destination.


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47 comments
Christopher Paul
Christopher Paul

What about kolaches?! They need to exist in Denver. We're seriously missing out.

Avram Cuevas
Avram Cuevas

Come to the Springs and try Amys donuts they are soo good

Lisa Vecchiarelli
Lisa Vecchiarelli

Tasty Donuts in Commerce City is amazing too. Basic donut shop, but awesome tasting! Whatever recipe she uses is wonderful!

Jennifer Brubaker
Jennifer Brubaker

Sandra Maples you know I love me some donuts! Im all about it!

Sandra Maples
Sandra Maples

Kelly Maples Denning my birthday we hit all of them in one day :)

Brian Stout
Brian Stout

Kelly Maples Denning Sandra says cause you never come up here. Don't worry, we haven't gone to any either. Come on up and we'll go

Kelly Maples Denning
Kelly Maples Denning

Sandra Maples and Brian Stout why haven't you taken me to any of these???

Julie Barrickman
Julie Barrickman

I didn't know we have that many donut shops to begin with.

Rob Fisher
Rob Fisher

Should be called 10 best donuts in south Denver. You didn't even try and visit the shops north what so ever

Dave Caldwell
Dave Caldwell

Even with the addition of Dunkin' Donuts and Voodoo Donuts, Lamar's donuts are still far superior in quality and taste.

Matt Loomis
Matt Loomis

OMG Donuts, 58th and Wadsworth Arvada

Riann Sahnow
Riann Sahnow

How could I possibly sample all these donuts?

Deborah Aragon
Deborah Aragon

The Donut in Centennial. Simple name, amazing donuts.

Chris Christensen
Chris Christensen

Taste of Denmark 1901 S. Kipling Street Lakewood Co. A real European Style Bakery... give them a try westword... time to up date this...

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

The place Westword likes to talk all the shit about their customers standing in line, Voodoo Doughnuts. Best doughnuts in Denver like it, or not.

Vik Al
Vik Al

Angie u would know of these places lol

Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

You guys need to give up writing or saying anything about voodoo donuts for lent.

Jana Goff Tweedy
Jana Goff Tweedy

Lamars. I've had theirs and Voodoo's recently and Lamars wins.

Lisa Cantarano
Lisa Cantarano

Carrie Herman rootbeer donut at Glazed and Confused- thought of you...;)

Stephanie Sarad
Stephanie Sarad

Can we get an update on VOODOO donuts coming to Colfax?

Christian Allen
Christian Allen

Gotta try these. I myself am partial to Sunlite Donuts on Evans. Close to DU, absolutely delicious.

mcjesus
mcjesus

It looks like unique donutteries in Denver ran out after 7, and then it trended toward supermarket-type fare.

Sure would love to see a Mile High version of the CRONUT -- the donut fashioned from croissant dough and filed with vanilla pastry creme.

Vic-Stevinson
Vic-Stevinson

Okay, JELLY got its props. Sometimes all I want is an order of holes to-go and a cup of chocolate milk. I'm NEVER disappointed.

YayWhiskey
YayWhiskey

Missing from the list - Tasty Donuts in Commerce City.  Best in town.

tropicalchrome1
tropicalchrome1

Is there a definite date/time for Kleinman's pop up at Biker Jim's? (Did I miss it because I've been out of town quite a bit this year?) We went to the one at Table 6 last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it, missed the one at Bittersweet, and I am SO hoping the Theobrama will be there....

I'm not a morning person but this is worth getting up early for.

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