The top ten doughnuts in Denver
Today is National Donut Day. But lately, it's seemed like every day is doughnut day in Denver, with Dunkin' Donuts outposts opening all over town, and a Voodoo Doughnut -- the first out-of-state location for that Oregon based chain -- drawing the crowds on Colfax. And next week Glazed and Confuzed, the town's popular mobile sugar-rush purveyor, will finally open a brick-and-mortar store at 5301 Leetsdale Drive. To celebrate, it will be handing out free doughnut holes to anyone who shows up today for a sneak peek.
Philip Poston Doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed.
In honor of this sweet, sweet holiday, we're rolling out our list of the ten best doughnuts in Denver.
10) Glazed and Confuzed
Philip Poston Doughnuts from Glazed and Confused.
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. For the last few years, he's sold his doughnuts at the City Park and Cherry Creek farmers' markets, as well as coffeeshops around town. But starting on June 13, you'll be able to buy them at the new brick-and-mortar location.
9) Il Posto
Philip Poston Bombolini at 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.
8) Amerigo Delicatus
Philip Poston Doughnuts at Amerigo Delicatus.
2449 Larimer Street
Amerigo Delicatus is a welcome addition to the RiNo neighborhood -- and not just because of its thoughtful plates of Italian comfort food and deli-style sandwiches. Every day, it prepares buttermilk doughnuts in-house, finishing them with a light dusting of granulated sugar.
7) Walton Donuts
Philip Poston The array of doughnuts at Walton Donuts.
6603 Leetsdale Drive
Walton Donuts has only been open since 2004, but it has the old soul of a lived-in doughnut stop. Customers can pop in for simple, no-nonsense options like the basic cake doughnut (perfect for coffee-dipping), iced doughnuts with toppings ranging from peanuts to coconut and sprinkles, and cinnamon rolls and maple-topped twists.
Keep reading for more of Denver's best doughnuts.
2449 Larimer St., Denver, CO
6603 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO
600 E. 13th Ave., Denver, CO
275 S. Logan St., Denver, CO
1520 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
9625 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village, CO
5301 Leetsdale Drive, Denver, CO
3124 South Parker Road, Aurora, CO