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The Ultimate Guide to Columbus Donuts

Let’s get straight to the point, there are a lot of Donut makers in this Columbus! We’re not mad about it, there is truly something for everyone. We wanted to play a little donut matchmaker to help you hit up the perfect place for what you’re craving.

Whether you’re a donut novice or fancy yourself an aficionado, we hope this guide gets you to a delicious donut in your hands soon. And if you’re up for it, this is a bucket list to aspire to tackle!

Classic Donuts

Looking for a spot to find a solid dozen? Hit up one of these for some classic treats that would satisfy any sweet tooth.

Buckeye Donuts
Where to find them: Campus – 1998 N. High St
Our recommendation: Their namesake, the buckeye donut, peanut butter chocolate perfection.
Find out more on their instagram

Audinos Bakery
Where to find them: Near the fairgrounds – 1490 Clara St
Our recommendation: A glazed croissant, exactly as amazing as it sounds.
View their menu here

The Stack on Lane
Where to find them: Campus – 262 W. Lane Ave
Our recommendation: Lemon Bloops, their cheery on the outside and delicious on the inside!
Find out more on their website

Schneider’s Bakery
Where to find them: Downtown Westerville – 6 S. State St
Our recommendation: Glazed Blueberry Cake
Find out more on their website

The Original Goodie Shop
Where to find them: Upper Arlington – 2116 Tremont Center
Our recommendation: Flippo Donut to share – an extra extra large donut to feed your whole gang
Find out more on their instagram

Resch’s Bakery
Where to find them: East Side – 4061 E Livingston Ave
Our recommendation: Red Velvet Donut
Find out more on their website

Little Donut Factory
Where to find them: Hillard – 4543 Scioto Darby Rd
Our recommendation: Try a seasonal flavor, their always exceptional!
Find out more on their facebook

Bailey’s Drive Inn Donuts
Where to find them: Worthington Farmers Market
Our recommendation: Classic Cinnamon
Find out more on their website

Diner Donuts

Sometimes you’re looking for more of an experience to go along with your treats and that’s where a good diner comes in. What I love about these diners is that they are some of the OG donuts in town and there is a good reason they are still around. These three spots are great to grab a dozen and hang for a while.

DK Diner
Where to find them: Grandview – 1715 W 3rd Ave
Our recommendation: Sourcream Donut, it’s a classic for a reason.
Find out more on their website

Honey Dip Donuts & Diner
Where to find them: Upper Arlington – 4480 Kenny Rd
Our recommendation: Blackberry Filled Donut (if you can get their early enough to snag one!)
Find out more on their facebook

Golden Donuts & Diner
Where to find them: South Side – 1928 Lockbourne Rd
Our recommendation: Four Words – Apple Fritter French Toast
They don’t have a website, but you can read a full review from us here

Choose your own Adventure

If you’re feeling creative, these next few spots are for you because you’re in the driver’s seat. You can choose your own toppings and watch them getting made in real time.

Dragon Donuts
Where to find them: Grove City – 2806 London Groveport Rd
Our recommendation: Fruity Tutti
Find out more on their website

Donna’s Delicious Dozen
Where to find them: Northeast Columbus – 5322 N Hamilton Rd
Our recommendation: The Raspberry Beret
Find out more on their website

Duck Donuts
Where to find them: Polaris – 825 Polaris Pkwy or Dublin – 7717 Sawmill Rd
Our recommendation: Blueberry Glaze with Oreo Crumbles a winning combo!
Find out more on their website

Out of the Box

Looking for something a little more adventurous? From cereal covered concoctions, boozy bites, and artisanal flavor combos these donuts are a feast for the eyes and the stomach!

Tupelo Donuts
Where to find them: Their donut trucks are parked across the city on any given day of the week!
Our recommendation: Creme Brulee
Find out more on their website

Cravings Cafe
Where to find them: Downtown – 114 N Front St
Our recommendation: They switch up their flavors regularly, but we recommend anything on the menu!
Find out more on their Facebook

Destination Donuts
Where to find them: The North Market – 59 Spruce St
Our recommendation: Raspberry Hibiscus, feel free to eat this fancy flavor with your pinky out!
Find out more on their website

Peace, Love and Little Donuts
Where to find them: Worthington – 656 High St and Upper Arlington – 2116 W. Henderson Rd
Our recommendation: Dirt – the classic sundae in donut form
Find out more on their website

Amy’s Donuts
Where to find them: West Side – 650 Georgesville Rd
Our recommendation: Over the Rainbow, it’s almost too pretty to eat!
Find out more on their facebook

Little Donut Shop
Where to find them: Campus – 1716 N High St
Our recommendation: Birthday Cake – basically it’s double cake!
Find out more on their website

The Drunken Donut
Where to find them: Pop-ups at Breweries and Short & Stout Kitchen on weekends
Our recommendation: Their flavors are always changing, but you can’t go wrong!
Find out more on their facebook

From Scratch Cupcakes
Where to find them: Pop-ups at markets or to order
Our recommendation: Galaxy Donuts
Find out more on their website

Ingredient Conscious (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Everyone deserves to eat delicious donuts, no matter what your stomach says! That’s why we are so glad these next shops exist! Viva la donut even for the gluten free!

Bake Me Happy
Where to find them: Merion Village – 106 E Moler St
Our recommendation: Their classic Donut Muffin is our all time fav!
Find out more on their website

Cherbourg Bakery
Where to find them: Bexley – 541 S Drexel Ave
Our recommendation: The seasonal specials never disappoint
Find out more on their website

Alyssa’s Healthy Donuts
Where to find them: By order only
Our recommendation: Maple Sea Salt
Find out more on her website

Vegan

If you’re living that vegan life or not, these places hit the spot!

The Angry Baker
Where to find them: Short North – 1247 N High St and Upper Arlington – 1962 N Mallway Dr
Our recommendation: Strawberry Crunch
Find out more on their facebook

Doughasis
Where to find them: Granville Farmers Market, Virtue Vegan Salon Pop-ups or a few retail locations
Our recommendation: Their mega filled donuts are a can’t miss!
Find out more on their facebook

No matter where you pick, it’s going to be a good day!

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