Where to Find The Best Donuts

Posted: June 1, 2016

The donut. No longer just a coffee after-thought, bakeries across Central Mass are busy baking up some of the freshest, moistest, crispy-on-the-outside but airy-on-the-inside donuts you can get your hands on.

From gourmet donuts like Lemon-Lavender from Crust Bakeshop in Worcester to good old fashioned donuts cooked to perfection - check out these local favorites to find your favorite donut shop in Central Massachusetts.

1. Honey Dip Donuts

308 Main St., Northborough

Perfectly baked donuts made the way a real donut should be made – crispy on the outside and moist and cakey on the inside. Buy beware: it’s not possible to eat just one of these fine donuts so stock up!

2. Crust Bakeshop

118 Main St., Worcester

photo: www.crustbakeshop.com

For the upper crust donut lover, this artisan bake shop features gourmet flavored donuts like Lemon Lavender, Pumpkin Spice Latte Brioche and Coffee Brioche donut hole. Bonus is the excellent coffee made with homemade coffee syrup to accompany your sophisticated donut. Bon appetite!

3. Hangover Pub

102 Green St., Worcester

The Hangover Pub in Worcester is all about da bacon! This double decker donut with maple and bacon is the ultimate donut sin.

4. Donut Cafe Worcester

399 Shrewsbury St., Worcester

photo: Yelp/Samantha H.

An unassuming hidden gem on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester. Baked by a couple each morning, these handmade donuts are some of the freshest around. Get there early because they are known to sell out by noon! Local favorites: Butternut Crunch – crunchy and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and Chocolate Cake Donut – delicious chocolate frosting melts in your mouth.

5. William Jumbo Donuts


Not much has changed in this nostalgic little ‘jumbo’ donut shop. Donuts are made like they were back in the day. If you’re looking for a tasty good sized donut at a reasonable price, this is your place.

6. N & J Donuts


As seen on Phantom Gourmet:

Giant donuts! Known for its extra large chocolate frosted donut, which is 4 times the size of a normal donut, their claim to fame can easily serve 4-6 people and is bigger and better than a birthday cake! *cash only

7. Donut Star

204 Worcester St., North Grafton

A bit of an obsession among the locals, this classic New England donut shop is a must for donut lovers. You absolutely have to try the cinnamon bun donut!

8. Dippin Donuts

32 W Main St., Dudley

photo: Yelp/April L.

Vanilla cream stuffed inside a moist and fluffy donut – enough said!