These Minneapolis and St. Paul bakeries elevate the humble ring of fried dough to new artistic heights with ridiculously delicious flavor combinations and expert executions of the classic cake and glaze. From teeny mini treats to outrageous stuffed monsters and some that are ready and waiting for late night devouring, these doughnuts bust out of the breakfast mold and demand eating all day long.Read More
Where to Find Fantastic Doughnuts in the Twin Cities
Round, crispy, sweet and handy to eat
1. YoYo Donuts * Coffee * Ice Cream
The legend of the YoYo Donuts fried rings of perfection have spread wide and far across the Twin Cities metro area. Order a day ahead for a mix and match greatest hits order with two dozen varieties, or stop by the store for a distanced order (only six people are allowed inside at any one time.)
2. Bogart's Doughnut Co.
What began as a modest stand in the Kingfield farmers’ market has blossomed into a store-front in South Minneapolis. Glazes include a brown butter options and fillings include real vanilla bean and seasonal fruits and berries. Plus, there’s a new brown butter soft serve ice cream also available for stuffing inside those divine doughnuts.
3. Glam Doll Donuts
There is something for everyone at the two Glam Doll locations, one on Nicollet Avenue's Eat Street and another in Northeast. Glam Doll makes more traditional flavors, but the shops are known for the challenging and fun flavors, including a Sriracha spiced doughnut.
4. Angel Food Bakery & Coffee Bar
Times are rough all over, and that means no more impulse pick ups of Angel Food doughnuts at the bakery in downtown Minneapolis or out at the airport. That’s the bad news. The good news is that with a little planning ahead through Gold Belly, these tasty treats can still be ordered ahead and shipped almost anywhere.
5. Cardigan Donuts
Cardigan Donuts serves up a range of choices that are made daily by hand with incredible glazed, sprinkled, and old fashioned fried dough beauties. Cardigan remains open during these trying times for pick up at the downtown Minneapolis location or delivery within a 20 mile radius of downtown. Order online.
6. A Baker's Wife's Pastry Shop
An old school styled neighborhood shop that perfumes the surrounding block with an alluring aroma of cinnamon and sugar.
7. P J Murphy's Bakery
This old school neighborhood bakery is serving all the classics fried fresh every morning with everything from a classic glazed to a modern twist on the cronut. Order a day ahead online or call the shop to see what’s stocked in the morning.
8. Mojo Monkey Donuts
Mojo Monkey’s adorable shop serves unique flavors available on the weekends. While the inventive toppings are often the conversation starter, the focus for baking nerds is the subtle art of phenomenal dough. There’s a structure and crumb artistry happening here, beneath the toppings that inspire childlike awe. Order online for carry out or delivery.
9. Granny Donuts
This quintessential Mom and Pop spot has been serving classic doughnuts at West St. Paul institution for almost 30 years. Owners Xuan To and Que Bahn are about as sweet as the delicious doughnuts they make.