Is there any sweet treat that’s more quintessentially American than a doughnut? Originating with Dutch settlers in what is now New York City, these fried dough treats are a favorite in the United States.
Here are some of the best places to try delicious and unique doughnuts in the USA.
Voodoo Doughnuts (Portland, Oregon)
Possibly the most famous “eclectic” doughnut shop in the country is this Oregon-based gem, which now has a handful of locations throughout the country. Its doughnuts include the famous maple bacon bar as well as a variety of seasonal classics.
The Holy Donut (Portland, Maine)
This Maine doughnut shop’s special ingredient? It’s potatoes, which might seem strange in a doughnut. However, you’ll be left without a doubt after you try one of the seasonal, rotating favorites made with all-natural ingredients.
Five Daughters Bakery (Nashville, Tennessee)
This Nashville favorite is located in one of America’s trendiest cities and features a 100-layer doughnut that you’ll be sure to love. It’s like a croissant-doughnut hybrid, and trust us: it’s a treat.
The Heavenly Donut Company (Birmingham, Alabama)
This non-descript doughnut shop in suburban Birmingham has some of the best fried treats on the planet. Its recent Hogwarts series was loved by fans of the Harry Potter series.