Des Moines Best Donuts

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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.

Ambrosia Donuts

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.

Bricktown Bakery

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.

Daylight Donuts

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!

Donut Hut

4941 Douglas Ave, Des Moines

All your favorite and classic donuts under one hut. A small, local donut shop that will not disappoint!

Donut King

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.

Hiland Bakery

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!

Mahalo Donuts

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!

Where is your favorite spot to grab a fresh, warm donut in the Des Moines area?


Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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