Des Moines Best Hot Spots for Donut Lovers
Where are my donut lovers at!? Our family definitely loves a good, over-the-top donut. I can tell you I do not remember donuts being so extreme when I was little. Whether it be long johns, donut holes, cinnamon rolls, an apple fritter, or cake donuts, I am here for the donut craze. We have gathered all of the best donuts in Greater Des Moines (I am not taking Krispy Kreme) you need to check out. How many Des Moines, Iowa donut places have you crossed off? Bookmark this page and see if you can cross them all off. Your taste buds will thank you.
106 SW State St, Ankeny
Make sure you set your alarms and visit Ambrosia Donuts early while they are still warm. They offer all your favorites and pride themselves in having the softest glazed donut you can eat it with just your tongue.
1105 Sixth Street, Nevada
Okay, this one is a bit out of the Greater Des Moines area but I have heard so many great things about Bricktown Bakery! Not only do they offer delicious donuts, but other great baked goods as well. Jump in the car and give it a try.
Chu Chu Donuts
580 SW 9th St, Des Moines
ChuChu Donuts are made fresh daily and you can customize your donut with different kinds of cream or jelly. Also, if you or a family member have a peanut allergy they are peanut-free. They do not use any peanut products in any of their ingredients or toppings. We have recently used Chu Chu Donuts and were impressed by their friendly service.
502 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny
Travel to the Northern part of Greater Des Moines to Ankeny and visit Daylight Donuts. Daylight Donuts has been around since 1954 and has several locations. What makes their donuts unique? The unique donut mix they created!
4941 Douglas Ave, Des Moines
All your favorite and classic donuts under one hut. A small, local donut shop that will not disappoint!
Bauders on Ingersoll Avenue
Donut King is a local favorite and Des Moines area classic. Many years ago they had their own location but shut down. Now, you can grab some traditional favorites in various locations including sometimes at Bauder’s on Ingersoll Avenue. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for announcements and updates.
3615 6th Ave, Des Moines
Oh boy! Hiland Bakery is definitely a favorite. Not only do they offer incredible donuts, but they also offer delicious pastries that are to die for. Hiland Bakery is a must-visit for a wide selection and is a Des Moines staple.
Hurts Donut Co.
5513 Mills Civic Parkway Suite 105, West Des Moines
We have all seen these crazy, sugar-loaded donuts before. They definitely take the classic donut to the next level. Make sure you check out their maple bacon donut! Hurts Donut offers many locations throughout the Midwest including right here in the Des Moines area. They are the 24-hour West Des Moines shop that always has a sweet treat ready for you. Grab a dozen for your next party!
4800 Mills Civic Pkwy #105, West Des Moines
Mahalo Donuts offers delicious coffee and mini donuts such as the famous Hula Honey donuts that are to die for. There are some huge flavors to choose from and you can easily pop 20 of them without even realizing it. Make sure you carve out some extra time for these gems!