Best Doughnuts in Boston


Blackbird Doughnuts


These raised specimens—in varieties like cookies and cream, “everything” bagel, and sesame sriracha—would be easy to dismiss as too hip for their own good. Except that they’re insanely delicious. And…Read More

2015 Best Doughnuts

Union Square Donuts


Card-carrying Bostonians that we are, we couldn’t really get behind the whole Boston-cream doughnut thing—until we tried the version at Union Square Donuts, with its thick layer of dark ganache...Read More

2014 Best Doughnuts

Donuts with a Difference


Visit this delightfully retro storefront, and you’ll be rewarded with melt-in-your-mouth honey-dipped spheres, jumbo coffee rolls, and coconut cake rings with the perfect bite. Best of all: Each confection is...Read More

2013 Best Doughnuts

Union Square Donuts


This newcomer—which shares space with Cafe Tango, in Somerville—goes way beyond boring crullers and plain old glazed, offering a roster of flavors like chocolate chipotle, brown butter-hazelnut crunch, and orange-ginger...Read More

2009 Best Doughnuts

Kane’s Donuts


Fluffy, not too sweet, never greasy—these were the criteria by which old-school favorite Kane’s earned its nod. Stars include the fluffy honey-dipped and the insanely moist buttercrunch cake, dubbed by...Read More

2008 Best Doughnuts



Considering how Rachael Ray was caught drinking the wrong coffee off-camera, we’re thinking her handlers should keep her away from Verna’s and its totally yum-o cake doughnuts...Read More

1999 Best Doughnuts

Gail Ann Coffee Shop


Practice makes perfect, and Gail Ann has been baking more than 20 varieties of fresh doughnuts daily for 45 years, since the shop was opened by its French immigrant founder....Read More

1998 Best Doughnuts

Lori-Ann’s Donut Shop


Famous in Charlestown for its tasty pastries, Lori-Ann’s serves up a wide selection of the doughy goodies made on the premises daily. The shop is also a rare survivor: Fully...Read More

1995 Best Doughnuts

Ziggy’s Donuts


The second generation of Ziggy’s family is now carrying on his tradition of making hand-cut doughnuts that are simply terrific, whether they be classic cakes, yeast-raised, plain, honey-dipped, or jelly....Read More

1994 Best Doughnuts, Filled

Japonaise Bakery Cafe


The best filled doughnut in Beantown is the an doughnight. It’s light and puffy and filled with sweet red-bean paste.. Beats the canned-filling variety hands down...Read More

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