Top 5 Doughnut Shops in Asheville
When it comes to doughnuts, you’re either a lover of yeast doughnuts or your wrong. Either way, though, Asheville doughnut shops serve up an endless array of choices. From daily scratch-made and made-to-order options, as well as out of this world delicious flavors, anyone—even the
cake doughnut lovers—can find a doughnut to satisfy their cravings. Next time you have a hankering for a sweet, round, piece of fried dough, here are our top 5 doughnut shop recommendations in Asheville.
A favorite among locals, Vortex Doughnuts serves up cake, yeast, and vegan doughnut selections daily. Vortex also serves a full coffee menu, so you don’t have to sacrifice great coffee for sugary goodness. While the shop is open until 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday and until 7 p.m. on Saturdays, I highly recommend going early in the day to snag your favorite flavors.
32 Banks Avenue, Suite 106
If you’re looking for great doughnuts with a show, Hole Doughnuts is your place. Yeast doughnuts are made-to-order right in front of your eyes in the open-kitchen. Seconds after your doughnut comes out of the fryer, it’s glazed and delivered to you. While you can’t go wrong with the classic vanilla glazed or cinnamon sugar, the weekly, seasonal doughnut flavors are sure to pique your interest as well.
168 Haywood Road
A doughnut chain out of the Outer Banks, Duck Donuts offers made-to-order doughnuts with a spin. You can choose from more than a dozen flavor suggestions, or you can get wild and create your own doughnut from scratch, including coating, topping, and drizzle. This doughnut shop is for the creatives at heart who are looking to experience new flavor combinations, but even the non-adventurous will find a doughnut they love.
182 Merrimon Avenue
The Underground Café with DoughP Doughnuts
Nestled in the center of downtown Asheville, DoughP Doughnuts at the Underground Cafe will cure your sugar fix in a jiff. From the traditional doughnut options to the more unexpected pork belly glazed doughnut, and everything in between, there’s a doughnut withyour name on it.
22 S Pack Square LL 100
Serving up scratch made doughnuts daily, Geraldine’s Bakery can’t be missed. Their most famous doughnut offering is the Famous Fritzster, which is a fried Danish doughnut named after Fred the Baker.
840 Merrimon Avenue
So, what’s my personal recommendation? Vortex Doughnuts’ vortex signature doughnut (also available in vegan), with an iced coffee, and a seat at the window where I can sit and watch the world go by for a bit.