Need an excuse to indulge a little this week? Look no further. Whether you’re looking for exotic flavors or good ol’-fashioned glazed, metro Detroit is home to plenty of delicious doughnut shops, new and old.
Get a sweet start to your month at one of these half-dozen locations.
Did we miss a spot? Let us know your favorite doughnut shop in the comments below!
Dutch Girl Donuts: This bakery on Woodward Avenue has been attracting regulars since 1947. The Detroit mainstay is known for its light-and-fluffy selections available in classic varieties like glazed and custard-filled. Don’t worry about stopping by the shop early (or late), the location is open 24 hours.
19000 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-368-3020
Dilla’s Delights: Named after legendary hip-hop producer J. Dilla, Dilla’s Delights is a living legacy. Dilla’s uncle, Herman Hayes, opened the shop in 2016 to pay tribute to the late artist. Today, the brand has become a local favorite, featuring doughnuts made daily in flavors like vegan Blackbottom blueberry cake and Aaliyah lemon-filled.
242 John R. St., Detroit; 313-346-3771; dillasdelights.com
Holy Moly Donut Shop: Build-your-own-doughnuts are the main attraction at this new Detroit shop. With more than 30 toppings and five glazes to choose from, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a combo you won’t love. Indecisive? Try one of their premade doughnuts, available in sweet or savory.
201 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-826-0132; holymolydonutshop.com
Donut Bar + Coffee: This Southfield location serves doughnuts that are anything but average. Made from scratch daily, past flavors have included frosted animal crackers, Mountain Dew and Doritos, cotton candy, and bubblegum. For the faint of heart, simple selections like vanilla bean glaze and chocolate dip are regularly available.
29039 Southfield Rd., Southfield; 248-595-8212; donutbardetroit.com
Donutville U.S.A.: Located in Dearborn, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic at this family-owned doughnut shop. Since 1966, Donutville has been serving hand-cut, New England style doughnuts. Here you’ll find classic selections like sour cream, honey-dipped, and sugar-raised doughnuts. First time visiting? Look for the orange retro sign — you can’t miss it!
14829 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-582-0350; donutvilleusa.com
Daily Dozen: This Warren mainstay has been, “making people happy since 1985.” The family-owned shop offers more than 30 handcrafted flavors daily, with favorites including classic selections like Dutch crumb and powdered doughnuts. Prices have barely budged since the ’80s. Grab a dozen for only $11.
13599 E 9 Mile Rd., Warren; 248-439-0068; dailydozendoughnuts.com