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The 6 Best Donut Shops Near Santa Clara

Updated: October 6, 2021

Not a morning person? With the coffee and donut options at these Santa Clara shops, you soon will be! We found Santa Clara’s best donuts by analyzing the best review sites, incorporating millions of diner and expert reviews. So go ahead and enjoy the best crullers, maple bars, and cream-filled donuts on offer from any of the venues below!

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Daily Donuts Sandwich

Desserts, $, Santa ClaraDesserts, $Santa Clara
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

World Donuts N Ice Cream

Desserts, $, San JoseDesserts, $San Jose, Alum Rock-East Foothills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Donuts

Desserts, $, San JoseDesserts, $San Jose, Almaden Valley
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Daily Donuts

Desserts, $, SunnyvaleDesserts, $Sunnyvale, East Murphy
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Donut Wheel

Desserts, $, CupertinoDesserts, $Cupertino, North Blaney
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Evergreen Donut

Desserts, $, San JoseDesserts, $San Jose, Evergreen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best restaurants can take a long time. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Donuts

  • Pair vanilla frosted donut with Riesling

    To elevate your vanilla frosted donut experience, we recommend some Riesling to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine harmoniously blends with the vanilla.

  • The best drink pairing for glazed donut

    Knowing what to pair with glazed donut can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some sparkling wine, particularly a glass of Champagne. This, dry, sparkling wine balances the sweet glazed donut.

  • Merlot with your 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.


Factoids about Donuts

  • A long time ago

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

  • 6 donuts of sugared donut, please!

    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?

  • The biggest doughnut

    In Almaty, Kazakhstan, Donuts-lovers celebrated a special day on September 7, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the doughnut was made, weighing no less than 1,887 pounds 3 ounces.


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