By Alison Fox
October 17, 2019
Photo Illustration by Mariah Tyler (Images via Getty Images)

There are few treats as quintessentially indulgent as donuts. Fried rounds of dough coated in sugar or glazed to perfection, a donuts can satisfy any craving for something sweet.

But not all donuts are created equal. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with taste testing every donut in a 25 mile radius to pick your favorite (something I have definitely done, more than once), sometimes you need to narrow it down.

Luckily, Yelp has you covered with a list of the best donut in every state as well as Washington D.C.

“Whether it’s a classic or glazed, a cronut or a donut hole, donuts are a delicious anytime treat and Yelpers love the variety they can come in,” Yelp's Trend Expert Tara Lewis told Travel + Leisure. “There are also some exciting regional trends that allow for the donut to be embraced as new, over and over again. So while some cities are basking in the glory of donut burgers, there are some cities like Albuquerque that are just now reveling in the arrival of the boutique donut."

Yelp analyzed donut bakeries in every state and ranked them according to an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and the shop’s star rating.

So whether you’re in the mood for a box of mini donuts and a warm cup of spiced chai tea at Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai in Portland, Ore., or a sour cream old fashioned donut at Greenbush Bakery in Madison, Wi., (which happens to be one of America’s coolest college towns), there’s a donut for everyone.

Here are the best donuts in every state.

Alabama: The Donut King, Eufaula

Alaska: Jason's Donuts, Fairbanks

Arizona: The Local Donut, Scottsdale

Arkansas: Mark's DO-Nut Shop, North Little Rock

California: BJ Cinnamon, Folsom

Colorado: Mr Donuts, Lone Tree

Connecticut: Brooklyn Baking, Waterbury

Delaware: Duck Donuts, Newark

Florida: Ginger Beard Coffee, Tampa

Georgia: Sweet Apple Donut & Coffee, Alpharetta

Hawaii: Donut Dynamite, Wailuku

Idaho: DK Donuts, Meridian

Illinois: Country Donuts, Crystal Lake

Indiana: Rise' N Roll Bakery & Deli, Fort Wayne

Iowa: Donut Hut, Des Moines

Kansas: Hana's Donuts, Kansas City

Kentucky: Nord's Bakery, Louisville

Louisiana: Bakers Dozen, New Orleans

Maine: The Holy Donut, Portland

Maryland: Carlson's Donuts, Severn

Massachusetts: Donut Shack, Lowell

Michigan: Avon Donuts Inc, Pontiac

Minnesota: Heights Bakery, Columbia Heights

Mississippi: Fantasy Donuts, Biloxi

Missouri: Pharoah's Donuts, Saint Louis

Montana: Granny's Gourmet Donuts, Bozeman

Nebraska: Bob's Donuts, Omaha

Nevada: Ronald's Donuts, Las Vegas

New Hampshire: Marsh Brothers Deli, Lebanon

New Jersey: Uncle Dood's Donuts, Toms River

New Mexico: Rise + Roast, Albuquerque

New York: Glazed Over Donuts, Beacon

North Carolina: Superior Bakery, Fayetteville

North Dakota: Sandy's Donuts & Coffee Shop, West Fargo

Ohio: Cherbourg Bakery, Bexley

Oklahoma: Polar Donuts, Oklahoma City

Oregon: Pip's Original Doughnuts & Chai, Portland

Pennsylvania: Beiler's Bakery, Philadelphia

Rhode Island: Knead Doughnuts, Providence

South Carolina: Duck Donuts, Columbia

South Dakota: Jerry's Cakes & Donuts, Rapid City

Tennessee: Ralphs Donut Shop, Cookeville

Texas: Snowflake Donuts & Cafe, Spring

Utah: Fresh Donut & Deli, Salt Lake City

Vermont: Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Waterbury Center

Virginia: Duck Donuts, Virginia Beach

Washington: Daddy's Donuts, Kenmore

Washington D.C.: DC-Donuts, Washington D.C.

West Virginia: Peace, Love & Little Donuts - Huntington, Huntington

Wisconsin: Greenbush Bakery, Madison

Wyoming: Cowboy Donuts, Rock Springs

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