These days, it seems like there is a national holiday for everything—and doughnuts, of course, are no exception. If you were forced to skip National Doughnut Day last year while hunkering down at home, don’t miss your chance to to enjoy unique flavors and score some sweet doughnut deals on Friday, June 4. Read on for 10 of the hole-iest spots in the city:
Arundel Donuts: From truckers to churchgoers, early birds love this stalwart shack in Glen Burnie, which opens at 5:30 a.m. daily with fresh doughnuts and coffee. For 36 years now, the family-owned shop has filled its display cases with the stars of the show—doughnuts every which way, from chocolate-glazed to strawberry frosted. (“Kinda in love,” wrote one Insta follower.) 7958 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., 410-768-8926
Blondie’s Doughnuts: Blondie’s owner Michelle Diggs makes baked goods the old fashioned way—priding herself on her signature brioche dough recipe and classic baking techniques. The menu features doughnuts named after vintage icons, with such flavors as the “Jazzy Josie,” a lemon drop doughnut named after entertainer Josephine Baker. Swing by to catch the pop-up truck at Mom’s Organic Market in Timonium from 8-11 a.m. on Doughnut Day, but be sure to get there early: the first 50 customers will receive a free doughnut. 20 W. Ridgely Rd., 443-961-6089
Cloudy Donut Co.: Cloudy Donut Co. is upping its National Doughnut Day game by collaborating with Divine Chocolate USA to create vegan milk chocolate glazed flavors topped with shaved dark chocolate. The vegan, small-batch, and scratch-made shop in Lauraville will also offer a wide selection of other flavors this weekend—from coffee espresso to Orange Creamsicle. Pre-order is now available by phone. And, as a bonus, kids get free doughnuts this weekend—just be sure to message the team on Facebook to be added to their complimentary list. 4311 Harford Rd., 443-885-9052.
Diablo Doughnuts: It’s practically a sin to discuss doughnuts in Charm City without mentioning this favorite, which opened in Fells Point in 2015 with flavors like Cinnamon Toast Crunch and maple bacon. The artisan shop, which recently move to new digs in Brooklyn, will offer a limited flavor menu on Doughnut Day, including a sweet-and-savory Captain Chesapeake doughnut that features contrasting notes of caramel and Old Bay. You can order ahead online at or walk-in at the Brooklyn location. 3432 S. Hanover St., 410-892-3251
Donut Shack: The shack is back, now owned by a small group of locals striving to bring it back to its former glory. At the Severna Park staple, you can find signature doughnuts topped with candied bacon or glazed with salted caramel. If you’re more of a purist, you can also try the simple honey-dipped circles. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. Orders can be placed online or at the store, with deliveries available on weekends. 497 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park, 410-544-0278.
Fenwick Bakery: The story of this traditional bakery located in Parkville began in 1905, and their pastries just get better with age. Check out their doughnuts, from honey dipped to iced to filled, but beware: you might leave with an additional pie, cake, cookie, or loaf of bread. 7219 Harford Rd., 410-444-6410.
Full Circle Doughnuts: Let the pink stairs hand-painted with rainbow sprinkles lead you into Full Circle in Hampden this Friday. The shop specializes in both filled and non-filled doughnuts, including its own creative interpretations of Berger cookies and Dunkaroos. 3528 Chestnut Ave., 443-800-5228
Hoehn’s Bakery: A family-owned staple in the heart of Highlandtown since 1927, Hoehn’s offers way more than just doughnuts, but they certainly excel at those, too. Classic flavors such as Boston Creme and strawberry jelly are all made from scratch. Not in the mood for a typical doughnut? Try their seasonal cruller flavors: banana walnut, blueberry, and strawberry. 400 S. Conkling St., 410-675-2884
Harmony Bakery: Grown from humble beginnings at Waverly Farmers Market, this vegan-friendly, family-owned restaurant offers a selection of entirely gluten-free doughnuts in a cozy corner location. You can place an order of vegan varieties—including chocolate glaze and cinnamon sugar—in person or online. 3446 Chestnut Ave., 410-235-3870. Menu is updated daily on Instagram.
Herman’s Bakery and Catering: You know you can trust a family-owned bakery that has been around since 1923 and at its current location since 1958. The cases are filled with cookies, strawberry shortcakes, éclairs, and doughnuts, including a marshmallow-filled one that almost requires a spoon. 7560 Holabird Ave., Dundalk, 410-284-5590.