Best Donut Shops in the Twin Cities

Find out where to get the most delicious donuts in the area

Illustrator: Will Hanson

I am a strong believer that a delicious donut and hot cup of coffee can lift even the lowest spirits. Who doesn’t love waking up to sugar and caffeine?  For any of you donut-enthusiasts out there, here are the best bakeries in the Twin Cities.

1.     Tim Hortons

With such a convenient location so close to campus, Tim Hortons is a tough competitor. Their donuts are fresh, inexpensive, and delicious. My favorites are the Boston cream and apple fritter, but you can never go wrong with their bite-sized Timbits!

2.     Glam Doll Donuts

While Glam Doll has been criticized for their prices, their donuts are still wonderful. The décor is probably the cutest thing about the shop, and their Northeast location isn’t too far from campus. I recommend the flirty Frenchie with espresso cream cheese and chocolate icing!

3.     Hy-Vee

I don’t know how familiar Minnesotans are with the Iowa-based grocery chain Hy-Vee, but they’re popping up around Twin Cities area. They have a bakery with some of the most delicious gourmet donuts I’ve ever had! With better prices than Glam Doll, their wonderful creations are sure to satisfy even the most decadent cravings. I love the bananas foster and maple bacon. The only downside is that the closest current location to Minneapolis is in Brooklyn Park. But if you’re willing to make the drive out, you won’t be disappointed!