We're not saying you should eat them every day, but sometimes a fistful of sugar-coated fried dough for breakfast is just what the doctor ordered. (Okay, not literally. If your doctor tells you to eat donuts, you should probably find a new healthcare professional.) For those mornings when yogurt and granola just won't cut it, here's a map of 10 of the tastiest donut shops around the Metroplex.Read More
Where to Stuff Your Face With Dallas's Finest Doughnuts
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If you've driven down this particular stretch of Northwest Highway, you've no doubt spotted this classic diner and wondered about it. Next time, you really ought to stop for a cup of coffee and a glazed donut or three. (Great classic breakfast plates like biscuits and gravy and grits, too.)
The Hole Thing
If you happen to find yourself out in Forney, don't pass up the chance to swing by this creative shop for a red velvet cake doughnut, apple-bacon fritter, or other unique varieties like strawberry shortcake, Oreo mud pie, and sopapilla cheesecake.
A pioneer in the Dallas donut market, Hypnotic introduced us to bacon and cereal-topped doughnuts. Try the Zoo Ropa with those pink-and-white animal cookies from your childhood, or the Breaking Bad, a chocolate cake doughnut topped with salted caramel icing; the nutty Peace'statio studded with pistachios is another favorite.
Creme brulee, strawberry cream cheese, and s'mores are just some of the varieties you can expect to find at this treasure of a North Dallas doughnut shop. They top their yeast-raised doughnuts with everything from bacon to gummi bears to Ferrero Rocher truffles, and also serve some very tasty cronut imitators.
Lone Star Donuts
The amazing 85-cent maple bacon donuts at this Oak Cliff donut factory go fast, so best get there very early if you want one (or five). [Photo: Matthew D./Foursquare]
SMU students pack on the "freshman 15" at this classic neighborhood donut shop, where the glazed are light and not too sweet and the chocolate milk is nice and cold. [Photo: Hung P./Yelp]
Green tea, red velvet, and dulce de leche donuts await your inner child at this brightly colored University Park shop, where you might even be lucky enough to find one resembling a Hello Kitty head. [Photo: Google Maps]
Glazed Donut Works
Everything here is made from scratch with fresh ingredients and real fruits; you can't go wrong with the maple bacon long john or the salted caramel old-fashioned, and there's always new seasonal flavors in rotation. (The cake doughnuts are especially good.) Late-night hours Thursday through Saturday bring absurd creations like doughnut grilled cheese and doughnut ice cream sandwiches.
This Pookies Donuts replacement near Love Field also offers plenty of offbeat doughnut flavors, including lemon poppy seed, Froot Loops, Nutella almond, maple bacon, Guinness walnut, creme brulee, and more.
Top Pot Doughnuts
This Seattle-born doughnut shop specializes in old-fashioned doughnuts — don't sleep on the excellent salted caramel version. There's also solid cake doughnuts in flavors like blueberry, double chocolate, and chai, and excellent coffee that Top Pot roasts themselves (plus a unique Ovaltine latte). A Lower Greenville location is coming soon.
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