21 of the Best Donut Shops in Minnesota

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Who doesn’t love a donut?! Keep reading to find the best donut shop in Minnesota! Make sure you join Twin Cities Kids Club for free, too, so you’ll receive discounts to many local family-friendly businesses!  

A Bakers Wife – Minneapolis

 

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4200 S 28th Ave

Minneapolis MN 55406

This lovely shop isn’t first on our list simply by starting with the letter A. Facebook reviews alone will have you running to be first in line for a hot cake donut!

Rumor has it that your nose will lead you as soon as you hit the block. Try A Bakers Wife for “easily the best donut in the city” – Facebook reviewer.

Bogart’s Doughnut Co.

904 West 36th Street

Minneapolis MN 55408

Bogart’s Doughnut Co. will have everyone smiling and gabbing about their unique brioche dough recipe with two locations to serve you. If you feel truly adventurous, try one of their from-scratch cake doughnuts like Lavender Cake. It has tiny bits of dried lavender inside and has a vanilla bean glaze!

Cafe Donuts Champlin

 

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11175 Commerce Dr. N  

Champlin MN 55316

Cafe Donuts is your one-stop-shop for a rich red velvet donut and a steaming cup of coffee. Or how about a donut bar for your next birthday party?!

For a real twist on tradition, check them out for your wedding! Your family and friends will go crazy over the uniqueness, and you’re sure to find flavors to please anyone.

Cardigan Donuts

 

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40 South 7th St. #207

Minneapolis MN 55402

The word Cardigan implies comfort and warmth. It is apropos when surrounded by Chef Crafted pastries like the Boston Cream Bismark. 

You can visit their website to check out new items or to see when a Hazelnut Latte might show up on the exciting menu. 

By their own words, the chefs at Cardigan Donuts “set out each morning to sweeten life for all.” What’s even better? You can have them delivered!

Denny’s 5th Avenue Bakery

7840 5th Ave S

Bloomington MN 55420

Since 1969, Denny’s has been the place to stop for a mouthwatering selection of old fashioned donuts like glazed, chocolate, or blueberry. Pssst, in the Twin Cities area, they also service hundreds of the best hotels and restaurants!

Donut Hut

 

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31 Little Canada Rd E

Little Canada, MN 55117

We all know donuts are delicious comfort food. Donut Hut opens at 5 am, and according to Life Hacker, they’re there to give your brain the go juice. 

This little jewel has a wide variety of all your faves. They’re also known for their fun signs like Glazed and Confused!  

Donut Star

 

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2901 Cliff Rd E

Burnsville MN 55337

Here is another small, family-owned bakery. Donut Star favorites include glazed, old-fashioned, apple fritters, and blueberry cake. 

On weekends, kids will LOVE the Rob Specials! You must check out Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Crisp raised. Yabba Dabba Do!

Emily’s Bakery & Deli

 
Midtown Shopping Center

1212 Vermillion St

Hastings MN 55033

For over 100 years, Emily’s has brought you delectable bread, cookies, cakes, and YES, donuts! Two of their most popular ones are the glazed and raised. 

Stop in for a coffee and favorite for yourself, and treat the littlest ones to squeals of delight with donut holes!

Glam Doll Donuts

 

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The Original

2605 Nicollet Ave S

Minneapolis MN 55408

The Fresh 

519 Central Ave NE

Minneapolis MN 55413

The name is a foreshadowing because these are not your granny’s donuts.

The foundation started with a handful of co-owner Teresa Fox’s grandma’s recipes. Artist Arwyn Birch brings her creative background.

The two create unforgettable flavors like Cloud Nine. This delectable gooey wonder includes a dark chocolate bourbon filling and a chocolate fudge brownie icing. 

Plus, the Original location features a photo booth, a patio, and area artists can display their work in a rotating collection. Shakes and malts round out the sweet and delicious on this tour. 

The Grind Bakery & Specialty DoNat’s

 

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6551 Magda Dr.

Maple Grove MN 55369

“As Tasty As They Are Pretty” is this locally owned bakery’s motto. The Grind is open seven days a week to satisfy all of your sweet cravings!

One specialty item turned menu option is a Donat Cake. Imagine a rich Devil’s food cake donut with your choice of decorative icing. Yeah!

Hans’ Bakery

1423 5th Ave

Anoka MN 55303

Hans’ is a place where placing an order might be your best option. You can pull up their menu in a snap on their easy-to-navigate website.

At the top of the best-seller list, you will find chocolate, chocolate sprinkle, and glazed. Don’t fret. There are at least a dozen other options to make your mouth water. 

Heights Bakery Inc.

 

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4925 Central Ave NE

Columbia Heights MN 55421

Heights Bakery is another family-owned community staple. Four generations have kept this machine pumping out deliciousness for over 60 years. Guest reviews say everything is great!

Hi Quality Bakery

 

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121 4th St N

Cannon Falls, MN 55009

Hi Quality is your go-to if you’re in the Cannon Falls area. You can order online or pick them up in person. 

Make sure to go on a Tuesday through Saturday as they close Sunday and Monday. Online orders will get an extra 10% discount on donuts worthy of the Sun Media 2019 Readers’ Choice Award!

Mel-O-Glaze Bakery 

 

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4800 28th Ave S

Minneapolis MN 55417

Mel O Glaze is famous for their over the top lemony glaze. Another claim to fame is their take on gluten-free donuts. According to customer reviews, you may not notice the gluten is missing!

Moon Donuts and Cafe

 

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9 State Hwy 55 W

Buffalo MN 55313

If you’re on the northwestern edge of the Twin Cities, Moon Donuts and Cafe is one of the best donut shops in Minnesota! Attention birthday kiddos: word on the street is that they have the best donut cakes! 

Old Fashion Donut Shoppe

Old Fashioned Donuts is one of the best donut shops in Minnesota.

2720 Douglas Dr.

Crystal MN 55422

Reviews of Old Fashion Donut Shoppe from two years ago or two months ago agree; “Best donuts I have ever had .” In 2020. they celebrated being open for 40 years.

Growler Magazine rated their Glazed donut as the best around in July 2020. Go get one and make your mouth happy!

We found that it is a popular place. We recommend getting there early for the best selection. You can order in advance to make sure you get your favorites!

Puffy Cream Donuts Plus

 

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3390 Coachman Rd Ste 208

Eagan MN 55121

Keeping with the small business theme, you will love Puffy Cream Donuts! They have a great variety, but some local favorites are the traditional glazed and the puffy cream bismarks stuffed with chocolate cream. 

Sunrise Donuts

 

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9032 Lyndale Ave S

Bloomington MN 55420

For 25 years, with sons and daughters rising before dawn, frazzled parents could grab mouthwatering fresh-made donuts at Sunrise Donuts.

Sweet Kneads by Farmington Bakery

 

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212 Oak St

Farmington MN 55024

All of your senses will be on alert at Sweet Kneads! The menu is as extensive as any you can imagine. 

Prepare for your eyes to widen, your nose to take you to the happiest places in your mind, your tastebuds will be dripping in anticipation…you get the idea. Bring a tumbler of cold milk or hot coffee because you won’t want to wait to dig in until you get home!

Valley Pastries

A giant donut hole from Valley Pastries donut shop in Minnesota.

2570 Hillsboro Ave N

Golden Valley MN 55427

In a field full of competitors, it’s good to have a niche. Valley Pastries found it with their GIANT donut holes. They are priced at $.75 each, ½ dozen $4.25, Dozen $8.00. Regular donuts are $1.50 each.

Enjoy a $1 coffee while you wait outside in line with heaters. Their COVID safe ordering system makes this a fun outing for the family. If you don’t wait to wait in line, pre-order for pick up instead!

Wuollet Bakery

Wuollet Donuts is one of the best donut shops in Minnesota!

3608 West 50th St

Edina MN 55410

 

4139 West Broadway Ave

Robbinsdale MN 55422

 

1080 Grand Ave

Saint Paul MN 55105

 

795 East Lake St

Wayzata MN 55391

With four locations to serve you and your family, Wuollet wins for ease of accessibility! Their signature donuts all have a cake base, but they also have bread, cakes, pastries, and their signature tortes. Prices for donuts range from $.75 – $2.25

You can purchase items by the slice if you want a single serving of cake or bread.

They have friendly service and convenient parking right in the heart of downtown at their Robbinsdale location.

We Know the Best Donut Shops in Minnesota

A half dozen donuts from the best donut shops in Minnesota.

We hope this blog post helped you find the best donut shops in Minnesota! If you’re craving a jelly-filled treat right now, don’t be afraid to explore Minnesota and visit one of these shops today!

Make your list and pick some to check off and find your new favorite donut. First, go to Twin Cities Kids Club online and make you’re registered. You’ll find a baker’s dozen worth of activities, ideas, and maybe even some discounts for your taste bud tour!

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