The Best Doughnut Shops In Boston

For those mornings (or any time of day) when yogurt and granola just won’t cut it, here’s a list of the best doughnuts in and around Boston.


Blackbird Doughnuts

20 Kilmarnock St.;

Started by the team responsible for some of the best eats in Boston’s South End, Blackbird Doughnuts prides itself on using restaurant-calibre ingredients to churn out inventive, seasonal delights daily. With flavours like Java Berry, Everything Bagel (a savoury option filled with whipped cream cheese and topped with an everything bagel spice blend), and Carrot Raspberry, you’ll be taken on a culinary adventure no matter what you choose.  

Blackbird Doughnuts


Kane’s Donuts

90 Oliver St.;

With humble beginnings outside of Boston’s city limits, Kane’s Donuts are iconic in Massachusetts. With a new location downtown, you can easily sample their famous Honey Dip doughnut, made with local eggs, butter, and flour, then glazed with organic honey. Be sure to pick up some freshly-brewed Stumptown Coffee to wash all the sugar down.

kanes Doughnuts

Kanes Donuts


Mike’s Donuts

1524 Tremont St.;

Don’t let the unassuming storefront fool you—Mike’s Donuts has been a staple of Boston’s Mission Hill since the 1950s. Inside you’ll find some of the most reasonably-priced and delicious doughnuts around, including the Boston Cream flavour that’s touted by locals as the best in town.

Mikes Donuts


Union Square Donuts

100 Hanover St.,

Whether you consider them a pastry shop or doughnut emporium, Union Square Donuts knows a thing or two about fried dough. With an extensive menu that includes everything from Vanilla Bean and Sea Salted Bourbon Caramel, to Blackberry Basil Lime, there’s an option for every palate. There’s even a rotating selection of vegan offerings, which taste delightfully similar to those made using the original brioche-based dough.

Union Square Donuts