Warning: this post may cause drooling!
As if the donut needed a facelift, it seems in recent years it’s experienced just that. Apparently, the conservatively frosted, crumbly, dense cake and fluffy, yeasty, glazed varieties just weren’t cutting it anymore. Read on to learn about the next-level donuts you can find around town today.
Hole in One Donuts
Although the unsuspecting storefront may not imply as much, Hole in One Donuts is by far the highest-rated donut shop in Tampa. Awarded 4.9 stars on Google with 1,000+ reviews, this old-school shop is flat out a must-try. You seemingly can’t go wrong with any of their traditional offerings, but don’t sleep on the cronuts, apple fritters, and jalapeno pigs in a blanket either.
Location: 14406 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33613
Simply Done Donuts
“Lil donuts. Big flavor.” Simply Done Donuts’ tagline says it all. With varieties like PB&J, Snickers, Samoas, Elvis, and Fruity Pebbles, this place is anything but typical – in the best way possible. We recommend trying a flight of four for $5, and thanking us later.
Location: 2109 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33629
Nicola’s Donut Shop
Handmade since 1982, Nicola’s does donuts right. In this adorable shop, you’ll find more than 10 classic cake flavors, plus so much more. From fancy raised donuts like frosted animal cracker and fried Oreo to vegan cake donuts like brownie explosion and cookie butter vanilla, you’re sure to find a new obsession. And if you do, request it as your next birthday cake! Nicola’s makes giant donuts for special occasions.
Location: 902 W Busch Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612
Bakeshop or art gallery? It’s hard to tell. Dough is one of the most gorgeous donut shops you’ll ever step foot in. With bright, bold colors, quirky yet classic decor, and infinite ways to satisfy your sweet tooth, there’s something for everyone. Coffee, ice cream, cake, pie, donuts – it’s all here. Stop in, and pick your flavor.
Location: 2602 S MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33629
Not your average donut shop, you won’t regret making the trek across the bay to St. Pete to visit Cosmic Donuts. Otherworldly flavors include red velvet cake, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, banana pudding, and peanut cake. Beyond donuts, try a bagel with lox, a Cosmic Freeze blended beverage, nitro cold brew, or a Planet Jupiter sandwich – two eggs, cheese, and bacon served on a glazed donut.
Location: 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33716
Hungry yet? If you missed Canopy at Citrus Park’s free donuts in the clubhouse on National Doughnut Day June 4, treat yourself – stop by one of these neighborhood shops ASAP. And keep an eye out for more resident events throughout June. Up next, grab an iced tea on us in celebration of Iced Tea Day June 10.