In Good Taste

Spots to Satisfy Your National Doughnut Day Cravings

Satiate your sweet tooth at some of Baltimore’s best bakeries on June 7.

These days, it seems like there is a national holiday for everything—and doughnuts, of course, are no exception. Don’t miss your chance to to enjoy unique flavors and score some sweet doughnut deals on Friday, June 7. Read on for some 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 more than 35 years, 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., Glen Burnie

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 for the shop in Edgewater—which also pops up at the Baltimore Farmers Market on Sundays—features flavors such as apple spice, strawberry crunch, s’mores, and ‘Nana Pudding. 8 Mayo Rd., Edgewater

Deddle’s Donuts: Made-to-order minis that arrive piping hot and doused in powder sugar? Say less. The Lexington Market concept from owner Robin Holmes serves its orders of bite-sized doughnuts in varieties like Strawberry Shortcake, Oreo Smash, and Nutella Dream. If you’re a purist, you can also opt for the classic funnel cake-style. 400 W. Lexington St. 

Diablo Doughnuts: It’s practically a sin to discuss doughnuts in Charm City without mentioning this favorite, which debuted in Fells Point in 2015 and has since landed at a new home in Nottingham. Try classics like the Fruity Pebbles-crusted Unicorn Farts, cinnamon-dusted Sin Crunch, and maple bacon-topped Panty Dropper. 7698 Belair Road. Ste. 101., Nottingham

Donut Shack: 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

Dulceology Bakery: The pastry cases at this Federal Hill bakeshop are just as pretty as its pink storefront. Go early get first dibs on the Friday treats, which range from scratch-made glazed circles to filled brioche doughnuts to flaky croissant-doughnut hybrids. Favorite varieties include rose berry, vanilla glaze, and the namesake Dulce de Leche. 1138 S. Charles St. 

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.

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 of Hampden. You can place an order of vegan varieties—including chocolate glaze and cinnamon sugar—in person or online. 3446 Chestnut Ave.

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