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The 5 Best Donut Shops In Charlotte

Updated: October 29, 2021

Not a morning person? With the coffee and donut options at these Charlotte shops, you soon will be! We analyzed top review and ranking sites and integrated millions of diner and expert reviews for Charlotte’s best donuts. You will find vegan donuts, yeast donuts, and of course glazed donuts at the venues below. Go and try them all!

Find the perfect Donuts spot

Duck Donuts

Desserts, $, DilworthDesserts, $Charlotte, Dilworth
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Donut Shops in Charlotte, NC

    Three Best Rated
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    Top 11 donut spots in Charlotte, and what to order at each

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Reigning Doughnuts

Desserts, $, North CharlotteDesserts, $Charlotte, North Charlotte
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Three Best Rated

    3 Best Donut Shops in Charlotte, NC

    Three Best Rated
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    Top 11 donut spots in Charlotte, and what to order at each

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Suárez Bakery

Desserts, $$, Freedom ParkDesserts, $$Charlotte, Freedom Park
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Charlotte Magazine, 2019

    Where to Get Doughnuts in Charlotte

    Charlotte Magazine, 2019
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    Top 11 donut spots in Charlotte, and what to order at each

    Axios Charlotte, 2020

Pepperbox Doughnuts

Desserts, $$, WilmoreDesserts, $$Charlotte, Wilmore
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Axios Charlotte, 2020

    Top 11 donut spots in Charlotte, and what to order at each

    Axios Charlotte, 2020
  • clture, 2019

    Here are some great vegetarian friendly restaurants in Charlotte

    clture, 2019

Krispy Kreme

Desserts, BrookhillDessertsCharlotte, Brookhill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best spot to satisfy your Donuts craving shouldn't be so tough. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 5351 spots across Charlotte, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 142 lists and articles from the likes of clture, Axios Charlotte and Charlotte Magazine – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in clture - Here are some great vegetarian friendly restaurants in Charlotte, Axios Charlotte - Top 11 donut spots in Charlotte, and what to order at each and Charlotte Magazine - Where to Get Doughnuts in Charlotte. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Donuts

  • The best drink pairing for vanilla frosted donut

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for vanilla frosted donut can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Riesling. This, dry, white wine balances the sweet vanilla frosted donut.

  • Pair Merlot with chocolate frosted donut

    When considering how to best enjoy your chocolate frosted donut, we would highlight how well a glass of Merlot complements the dish as it stands up to the chocolate flavour.


  • Pair glazed donut with Champagne

    To elevate your glazed donut experience, we recommend some Champagne to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this sparkling wine does not overpower the donut flavour.

Factoids about Donuts

  • The first ever modern doughnut

    The modern doughnut was only thought up in 1800s! We wonder what people ever did without some good modern doughnut in their lives...

  • A new sugared donut record

    Are you a fan of sugared donut? The current record for eating the most sugared donut is 6 donuts in only 3! Do you love sugared donut enough to beat this record?

  • For the love of donut

    Ever heard of National Donut Day? If you’re in The United States then you better be ready to enjoy it on June June!

Parking tips

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking, especially if you’re hungry or in a rush. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Donuts spot.

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