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Best Doughnut Shops in Des Moines

From 50-year-old doughnut institutions to quirky bakeries with bold flavors, perk up your morning routine with a sweet treat from one of the top Des Moines doughnut shops.

ChuChu Donuts

From traditional cake doughnuts to delicious glazed croissants, maple-bacon Long Johns and honey buns, ChuChu Donuts offers fresh-made delights the whole family will adore. Have a peanut allergy? Good news: ChuChu is a peanut-free zone.

Mahalo’s Coffee, Mini Donuts & Catering

In flavors like Hula Honey and Northshore Sprinkles, Mahalo’s whips up a wide range of island-inspired mini doughnuts–that are less than $5 for six. There are also grab-and-go breakfast and lunch sandwiches if want something savory to pair with your petite sweet.

The Donut King

For nearly five decades, The Donut King has been a beloved family-run Des Moines business. Doughnut lovers can find about 40 different and equally tasty varieties behind the counter. Stop by Fridays and Saturdays to enjoy its royally famous pecan rolls.

Ambrosia Donuts

Ambrosia Donuts

Family-owned Ambrosia Donuts was welcomed to Des Moines doughnut scene in 2017. It even claims its glazed ring doughnuts are so soft, “you could eat it with just your tongue!”

Van Hemert’s Dutch Oven Bakery

Though known for its gorgeous wedding cakes and Dutch apple bread, Van Hemert’s Dutch Oven Bakery also dishes up incredible doughnuts. Try the blueberry, double chocolate or sour cream doughnuts from the full-line, family-owned scratch bakery for a tempting morning treat.

Donut Hut

Made fresh daily, there is plenty of deliciousness to dig into at Donut Hut starting as early at 5 a.m. each morning Feeling extra festive? Pair your cherry glazed doughnut with a warming cup of Donut Hut’s hot chocolate.

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