Must-Try Donut Spots in Metro Detroit: A Sugar-Coated Tour

By: Katie Goncalves | August 30, 2023

Did you know it’s physically impossible to be sad while eating a donut? Okay, that’s not actually scientifically proven, but you have to admit there is a certain amount of joy that comes along with biting into a sugary sweet donut. Here in Metro Detroit, we are lucky to have some amazing donut shops that serve hundreds, if not thousands, of donuts each week. Whether you like your donuts more on the traditional side or feel like venturing into something more unique, you definitely need to check out these donut spots in Metro Detroit.


29039 Southfield Road, Southfield

Donut Bar + Coffee is famous for their homemade specialty donuts with unique toppings, fillings, and flavors. While they offer more than 50 donut flavors, their specialty donuts rotate daily depending on what is fresh as well as seasonal flavors. You can typically find their “regular” donuts daily which include flavors like Fruity Pebbles, Salted Caramel, and Cookies and Cream. They also have a rotating variety of specialty and vegan donuts each day such as Coconut Rum, Vegan Pair, and Maple Walnut. 

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741 East 9 Mile Road, Ferndale

If you enjoy a combination of traditional donuts as well as unique combinations, Apple Fritter Donut Shop in Ferndale is the place to go. Of course they’re known for their apple fritters, but have you ever had one with maple glaze and bacon on top? This small shop has some of the best donuts in town. 


32701 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak

13599 East 9 Mile Road, Warren

11331 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights

Daily Dozen Doughnuts opened in 1985 in Warren in what was a boarded-up gas station. On their first morning, they served 45 varieties of donuts, and still do the same to this day. Some of their donut flavors include Blueberry Cake, Custard Cruller, Glazed Sour Cream and Red Velvet. This family-owned bakery also does limited runs of specialty flavors from time to time. 


14829 Ford Road, Dearborn

Donutville U.S.A. has been family owned and operated for more than half a century and serves hand-cut, New England style donuts. A Dearborn and area favorite, you can’t miss their big donut sign off of Ford Road. They offer a selection of flavors like Honey Dipped, French Iced, and an assortment of donuts filled with Strawberry, Apple, Lemon, Butter cream, Raspberry, Custard, or Cherry.


45324 Woodward Ave, Pontiac
Avon Donuts has been family-owned for more than 30 years and is focused on making gourmet donuts the old-fashioned way. They are open every day except Sunday and begin selling donuts at 6 a.m. They offer a wide variety of daily and traditional flavors ranging from Samoas to Chocolate Lemon Drop.