Looking for the best donuts in Dallas? If sweets are your thing, donut miss the decadent, over the top treats that Dallas has to offer. From inner-city to the outer suburbs, check out the best cake, yeast, jelly-filled and over-the-top donuts of Dallas.
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1. Momo’s Donuts
Momo’s Donuts is in Sherman. Which is not Dallas. But if you’re in Dallas, there’s a 99.9% chance you have a car… So get in it and drive! Sherman is nearly an hour away, but if you’re a true donut connoisseur, it’s worth it. Try a cinnamon roll that’s bigger than your head, or opt for one of the more tame classic donuts. Visit on the weekend for their specialty donuts or try a Fruity Pebbles, S’mores, or Oreo Peanut Butter donut during the week. We visited around 10 on a Monday and the line was all the way to the door!
2. Coppell Donut Palace (on Sandy Lake Rd)
The ladies of Coppell’s Donut Palace have been cranking out delicious, fresh donuts for almost 32 years. I grew up in this suburb of Dallas, and have fond memories of fresh donuts on football game days. Everything I’ve tried here is delicious, but their chocolate-filled is what sets the Donut Palace apart for me. This glazed donut is filled with sweet, chocolate buttercream— the zing of sugar is the perfect wake up call! I like to pair my chocolate-filled with an eclair and an apple fritter. Donut forget to get a kolache (sausage roll) for a savory side dish.
3. Duck Donuts
Duck Donuts is the new kid in town, and they’re changing up the Dallas donut game. You’ll never see donuts sitting behind a glass display case. Here, vanilla cake donuts are made fresh, on demand. Batter is used within 30 minutes or its discarded so you’re sure to get the freshest possible donuts. You can choose from a pre-set list of flavors (which change seasonally) or dream up your own combination.
I visited the new Addison location for their media preview and had a blast trying all the fun and colorful combinations on offer. The key lime pie, creamsicle and Neopolitan (strawberry icing, Oreo crumble and marshmallow drizzle) were my favorites!
4. Fat Straws
You’ve probably tried Fat Straws boba tea. If you’re like me, you love their chewy tapioca pearls and creative flavor combinations. And if you’re like me, you probably never considered the shop’s donut offering. Pardon another pun, but DONUT make this mistake. Fat Straws’ mochi donuts are made with sweet rice flour, which gives them a chewy texture.
And it’s basically a health food! Fat Straws uses organic strawberries and blueberries and ceremonial grade matcha. Their chocolate is Swiss chocolate and they don’t use any food coloring! The mochi donuts are made at the Richardson location, but you can try them at all four locations in the DFW area!
5. Jaram’s Donuts
This is a big statement, but Jaram’s might be responsible for my obsession with over-the-top foods. I worked across the street from this shop, and made weekly trips to Jaram’s on my way in to work. Don’t be fooled by its unassuming exterior. With flavors from creme brûlée and strawberry shortcake and unique treats like cookie butter funnel cake donuts and Nutella-topped cronuts, this little shop scores big on creativity and taste.
6. Hypnotic Donuts
This place is trippy, man! If you’re looking for peace, love and donuts, take a seat on the vintage couch and munch on one of Hypnotic’s creative concoctions. Try an Evil Elvis (peanut butter, bacon, banana and honey), Espresso Yo Self (chocolate cake with coffee icing), or my personal favorite, the Canadian Healthcare, a yeast raised long john topped with maple icing, full strip of bacon and syrup.
7. Milk & Cream
THIS IS NOT A DRILL. Milk and Cream has a grilled donut ice cream sandwich that I thought only existed in my dreams. I mean, donuts and ice cream are my two favorite food groups, and I just think it’s about time someone put them together. The sweet girl behind the counter suggested a combo of their lavender and sea salt caramel ice creams, and *ding, ding, ding* we have a winner! We picked fruity pebbles as our filling on that one, because they’re colorful and delicious. On the second donut, we picked cookie monster ice cream (blue cookies ’n’ cream) and paired it with cookies (duh). The ice cream will already be melting when it’s placed in your hands, so eat fast and eat it all!
8. Top Pot
This Seattle based chain made it to Dallas a couple years ago with its dense, cake- consistency donuts. I often skip on this kind of donut, since they can be dry, but tried them to report for you (you’re welcome). I was surprised at their freshness even when we showed up minutes before closing time.
9. Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is worldwide… but the HOT NOW sign earns it a spot on my list. Elsewhere in the world, Krispy Kreme donuts are relegated to 7-11s and airport stands. But your friendly neighborhood Krispy Kreme has a HOT NOW sign. And any good Texan knows that you only visit when that sign is lit. Why? Because they’ll give you a FREE hot donut right off the assembly line with purchase. A cold Krispy Kreme will suffice in a pinch, but there’s nothing like a hot, glazed, melt-in-your-mouth fresh donut (or 12… who’s counting?).