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Denver’s best doughnuts from Aurora to Arvada and East Colfax
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10 Essential Denver Doughnut Shops

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Denver’s best doughnuts from Aurora to Arvada and East Colfax
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From Aurora to Arvada, Denver’s top doughnuts can be found in old school shopping center joints (that sell out by 10 a.m.), quiet coffee shops, and dedicated “dispensaries.”

Local spots Glazed and Confuzed and Habit Carbon push the envelope on flavor and creativity, while classic stores City Donuts and OMG Donuts offer Boston creams and bear claws. Here's a look at these and other top Denver donut spots.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. OMG Donuts

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7355 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO 80002
(303) 431-3686
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OMG is consistently considered one of the best doughnut shops in the city — despite being closed on Sunday. Lovers of filled doughnuts can choose from a variety of fillings such as peanut butter and Boston cream. Other favorite treats are the cinnamon rolls, bear claws, and apple fritters.

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2. Hotbox Coffee Roasters

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3450 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205
(720) 668-9167
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The coffee and sweets shop bakes its doughnuts daily and offers them alongside coffee, tea, beer, and even cocktails. Doughnuts range from traditional cinnamon sugar cake and powdered cake to more adventurous Yaya’s fried pie, Nutella-stuffed, and Earl Grey lavender.

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3. Habit Donut Dispensary

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1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202
(720) 428-8565
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Platte Street’s doughnut “dispensary” bakes a variety of brioche doughnuts with flavors like peanut butter drizzle and chocolate cookie crumble. The Triple OG is filled with a boozy eggnog cremeaux and topped with nutmeg glaze and gingerbread streusel. This dual cafe-doughnut space also offers cocktails and CBD-infused coffee.

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4. Beet Box Bakery & Cafe

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1030 E 22nd Ave
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 861-0017
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Beet Box Bakery and Cafe seems almost too good to be truly vegan. The vegan bakery’s cake-style desserts include classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, apple, and pumpkin. See also gluten-free options.

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5. City Donuts

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4918 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 485-5706
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The no-frills neighborhood doughnut shop stocks some of the best bear claws in the city, as well as fantastically-filled donuts and fruity fritters. Flavored frostings include vanilla, cherry, chocolate, and maple.

6. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

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1520 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 597-3666
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Like the outpost on East Colfax, the of this Portland staple offers over 50 different doughnuts, known for their innuendos and snark. Voodoo takes the doughnut game to the next level, topping creations with cereals, candies, and powders to make desserts that pop. Warning: The shop is open 24/7.

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7. The Donut House

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3124 S Parker Rd
Denver, CO 80014
(303) 337-2771
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Open since 2009, the Donut House expertly bakes a variety of cake doughnuts, old-fashioned, and raised doughnuts in Aurora. Desserts from the “Legends” menu elevate flavor combinations like mango and blueberry and peanut butter brownie, while hybrid doughnuts are still on the cronut (croissant-doughnut) fad.

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8. Donut Maker

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9625 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
(303) 799-1702
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At the Donut Maker, the early bird is often the only one to get doughnuts. Though the store opens at 5 and closes at 11 a.m., Denverites arrive in the first few hours in droves to buy favorites like the cookies and cream doughnut. Specials change with the seasons and currently include a Reese’s peanut butter-filled bismark and apple pie bismark.

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9. Walton Donuts

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10920 S Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80134
(303) 840-1234
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This Parker dessert shop has offered old-school doughnuts since 2004. Local favorites include chocolate glazed and maple-topped twists.

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10. Voodoo Doughnut - Broadway

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98 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 649-5666
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Like the outpost on East Colfax, the new South Broadway location of this Portland staple offers over 50 different doughnuts, known for their innuendos and snark. Voodoo takes the doughnut game to the next level, topping creations with cereals, candies, and powders to make morning-friendly desserts that pop. Warning: The shop is open 24/7.

The exterior of the new Voodoo Doughnut on South Broadway including pink Voodoo Doughnut lettering
The new Voodoo Doughnut on South Broadway

11. Glazed & Confuzed Donuts DTC

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4660 S Yosemite St
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(720) 519-0349
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Glazed & Confuzed does doughnuts with a twist. Both the newer DTC location and the stall inside Stanley Marketplace whipup creations like the Obi Wan Cannoli, the seasonal Mr. Steak, and Breakfast of Champz. The Hawaiian P.O.G. blends passionfruit, guava, and orange purees.

1. OMG Donuts

7355 Ralston Rd, Arvada, CO 80002
Yelp

OMG is consistently considered one of the best doughnut shops in the city — despite being closed on Sunday. Lovers of filled doughnuts can choose from a variety of fillings such as peanut butter and Boston cream. Other favorite treats are the cinnamon rolls, bear claws, and apple fritters.

7355 Ralston Rd
Arvada, CO 80002

2. Hotbox Coffee Roasters

3450 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80205
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The coffee and sweets shop bakes its doughnuts daily and offers them alongside coffee, tea, beer, and even cocktails. Doughnuts range from traditional cinnamon sugar cake and powdered cake to more adventurous Yaya’s fried pie, Nutella-stuffed, and Earl Grey lavender.

3450 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80205

3. Habit Donut Dispensary

1553 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202
Habit Carbon/Facebook

Platte Street’s doughnut “dispensary” bakes a variety of brioche doughnuts with flavors like peanut butter drizzle and chocolate cookie crumble. The Triple OG is filled with a boozy eggnog cremeaux and topped with nutmeg glaze and gingerbread streusel. This dual cafe-doughnut space also offers cocktails and CBD-infused coffee.

1553 Platte St
Denver, CO 80202

4. Beet Box Bakery & Cafe

1030 E 22nd Ave, Denver, CO 80205
Beet Box Bakery & Cafe/Facebook

Beet Box Bakery and Cafe seems almost too good to be truly vegan. The vegan bakery’s cake-style desserts include classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, apple, and pumpkin. See also gluten-free options.

1030 E 22nd Ave
Denver, CO 80205

5. City Donuts

4918 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

The no-frills neighborhood doughnut shop stocks some of the best bear claws in the city, as well as fantastically-filled donuts and fruity fritters. Flavored frostings include vanilla, cherry, chocolate, and maple.

4918 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80220

6. Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

1520 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Voodoo Doughnut/Facebook

Like the outpost on East Colfax, the of this Portland staple offers over 50 different doughnuts, known for their innuendos and snark. Voodoo takes the doughnut game to the next level, topping creations with cereals, candies, and powders to make desserts that pop. Warning: The shop is open 24/7.

1520 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80218

7. The Donut House

3124 S Parker Rd, Denver, CO 80014
The Donut House [original]

Open since 2009, the Donut House expertly bakes a variety of cake doughnuts, old-fashioned, and raised doughnuts in Aurora. Desserts from the “Legends” menu elevate flavor combinations like mango and blueberry and peanut butter brownie, while hybrid doughnuts are still on the cronut (croissant-doughnut) fad.

3124 S Parker Rd
Denver, CO 80014

8. Donut Maker

9625 E Arapahoe Rd, Greenwood Village, CO 80112
Donut Maker/Facebook

At the Donut Maker, the early bird is often the only one to get doughnuts. Though the store opens at 5 and closes at 11 a.m., Denverites arrive in the first few hours in droves to buy favorites like the cookies and cream doughnut. Specials change with the seasons and currently include a Reese’s peanut butter-filled bismark and apple pie bismark.

9625 E Arapahoe Rd
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

9. Walton Donuts

10920 S Parker Rd, Parker, CO 80134
Walton Donuts/Facebook

This Parker dessert shop has offered old-school doughnuts since 2004. Local favorites include chocolate glazed and maple-topped twists.

10920 S Parker Rd
Parker, CO 80134

10. Voodoo Doughnut - Broadway

98 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80209
The exterior of the new Voodoo Doughnut on South Broadway including pink Voodoo Doughnut lettering
The new Voodoo Doughnut on South Broadway

Like the outpost on East Colfax, the new South Broadway location of this Portland staple offers over 50 different doughnuts, known for their innuendos and snark. Voodoo takes the doughnut game to the next level, topping creations with cereals, candies, and powders to make morning-friendly desserts that pop. Warning: The shop is open 24/7.

98 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209

11. Glazed & Confuzed Donuts DTC

4660 S Yosemite St, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Glazed & Confuzed does doughnuts with a twist. Both the newer DTC location and the stall inside Stanley Marketplace whipup creations like the Obi Wan Cannoli, the seasonal Mr. Steak, and Breakfast of Champz. The Hawaiian P.O.G. blends passionfruit, guava, and orange purees.

4660 S Yosemite St
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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