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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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OMG Donuts

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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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Hotbox Coffee Roasters

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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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Habit Donut Dispensary

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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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Beet Box Bakery & Cafe

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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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City Donuts

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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.

Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

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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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The Donut House

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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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Donut Maker

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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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Walton Donuts

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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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Voodoo Doughnut - Broadway

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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

Glazed & Confuzed Donuts DTC

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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.

OMG Donuts

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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.

Yelp

Hotbox Coffee Roasters

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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.

Facebook

Habit Donut Dispensary

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.

Habit Carbon/Facebook

Beet Box Bakery & Cafe

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.

Beet Box Bakery & Cafe/Facebook

City Donuts

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.

Voodoo Doughnut Mile High

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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.

Voodoo Doughnut/Facebook

The Donut House

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.

The Donut House [original]

Donut Maker

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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.

Donut Maker/Facebook

Walton Donuts

Walton Donuts/Facebook

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

Walton Donuts/Facebook

Voodoo Doughnut - Broadway

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.

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

Glazed & Confuzed Donuts DTC

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.

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