Donut Delights for Families in Metro Detroit

Whether you like your donuts glazed, covered in bright colored frosting or filled with cream, we've got a list of places to fulfill your sweet craving.

Metro Detroit has some really great donut spots for families to try. If you’re looking for a place to satisfy your sweet tooth, check out these donut shops that are sure to do the trick.

A lot of these places have unique flavors using cereal or other sweet treats. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can create your own donuts at home.

For now, here’s what we think are some of the best donuts shops in Metro Detroit.

This article was written on May 3, 2024, by Metro Parent’s Audience Development Manager, Katina Beniaris. Her work included checking if the information provided on local donut shops is up to date. Questions? Please reach out to katina@metroparent.com.

Donut Shops in Macomb County

Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill
Photo credit: Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill

Bayview Bakery

This bakery sells freshly baked goods, donuts, croissants, cookies, cakes, cannolis, cheesecakes, pies and more.

Blake Farms 

Blake Farms donuts are great, but their seasonal donut flavors are even better. Make sure to try their strawberry, cherry, lemon, blueberry and lavender donuts, which are all available at different times throughout the summer.

Daily Dozen 

This donut shop was started in 1985 in Warren. They offer over 45 varieties of donuts, so there is something everyone will love.

Delightful Donuts & Cupcakes

This donut shop is a favorite in downtown Mount Clemens. They sell a variety of donut flavors, cookies, cinnamon rolls and more. Be sure to keep an eye out for their seasonal events and kid’s donut decorating classes.

Detroit Donuts

Stop by for fresh donuts and coffee at this donut shop. They also serve muffins and breakfast sandwiches.

Donut Castle

Giant donuts are their specialty at this donut and coffee shop. They also serve regular sized donuts, donut holes, bagels, sandwiches and drinks.

Donut Chef 

This donut shop features some unique donut options including Toasted Coconut, Fruity Pebbles, Butterfinger, Nutella, Caramel Apple, Strawberry Cheesecake, Oreo and more. Be sure to come around the holidays for other specialty flavors.

East Detroit Bakery & Deli

This bakery and deli sells some amazing donuts and fritters. They also serve cakes, breads and other bakery items.

Golden Donuts 

This donut shop was established in 1989. It features over 50 donut varieties every day. They also offer freshly made cannolis, cheesecakes, cookies and more.

Mannino’s Bakery

This classic Italian bakery is a must-visit destination. It provides a range of treats including donuts, cakes, cupcakes and cannolis.

Militello’s Bakery

This family-owned bakery and deli has been around for over 40 years. They serve amazing cakes, pies, bread, donuts and other bakery items.

Palm Sweets

Discover a diverse selection of baked goods at this authentic Middle Eastern bakery. It features Mediterranean delicacies, as well as donuts, ice cream, smoothies and coffee. They also offer sugar-free treats, including Baklava, along with online ordering for the visitors who are on the go.

Shelby Donuts

Established in 1992, Shelby Donuts presents its clientele with a variety of donuts, ranging from raised and cake donuts to filled, apple, and cherry fritters. In addition to their diverse donut selection, they offer muffins and homemade flavored breads.

Street Sweets Bakery

At this family-owned bakery, you can be sure that your visit will result in freshly prepared donuts or other delectable sweets. The donuts boast a rich and delightful flavor, and you also have the option to complement your experience with a cup of coffee.

Vasi’s Cafe and Bake Shop

This family-owned and operated shop serves donuts and other baked goods, as well as handcrafted coffee. They also have a patio that is open when the weather permits.

Vito’s Bakery 

This authentic Italian bakery has been around for over 50 years. Their menu features many Italian pastries, including Cartocci, which is a sugar doughnut cone filled with ricotta cream or cannoli cream. It also offers cookies, coffeecakes, bread, pies and more.

Willie’s Donuts 

Stop by this donut shop in Macomb that features plenty of donut flavors, cookies, cakes, pies and more.

Zerilli’s Bakery

Zerilli’s Bakery has some amazing donut flavors, including their custard-filled crullers.

Check out even more of our favorite donut spots in Macomb County

Donut Shops in Oakland County

Bakehouse 46
Photo credit: Jenna DiClemente @jmdstudioar

Apple Fritter Donut Shop 

Although this spot is known for its fritters, it offers a variety of donuts, muffins and pastries to try, too. Get there early because there tends to be a line.

Avon Donuts

This family-owned business has been around for over 30 years. They make their donuts the old-fashioned way and fry them in vegetable oil.

Bakehouse 46 

Whether you crave a steaming cup of morning coffee or a delectable donut, consider adding this place to your list of favorite local spots. You can indulge in cider mill donuts, gourmet donuts or one of their unique cupcake flavors.

Blake Farms 

Blake Farm donuts are great, but their seasonal donut flavors are even better. Make sure to try their strawberry, cherry, lemon, blueberry and lavender donuts, which are all available at different times throughout the summer.

Bober Tea & Mochi Dough 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

Bober Tea & Mochi Dough
Photo credit: Heddy Mallabo

This donut shop and boba tea spot offers unique, Japanese mochi donuts and high-end bubble teas. Some of the donut flavors include strawberry chocolate, fruity pebble, black sesame, raspberry vanilla, churro and funnel cake. They have nearly 50 drinks to try on their menu including teas, iced coffees, lattes, milk teas and more.

Daily Dozen

This donut shop was started in 1985 in Warren. They offer over 45 varieties of donuts, so there is something everyone will love.

Donut Bar + Coffee 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

This donut and coffee shop features over 50 unique flavored donuts that rotate daily. Some of the flavors include cookies and cream, fruity pebbles, salted caramel, vanilla bean glaze, chocolate dipped and raspberry cream cheese. They even have shakes and ice cream donut cones based on the donut flavors. Pair your sweet treat with a coffee, tea, latte, frappuccino, cappuccino, cold brew or smoothie.

Donut Cutter 

Try their famous, old-school classic glaze or sprinkled donuts, a crueler or an apple fritter while you’re there.

High Octane Cafe & Bakery

This bakery offers bagels made from scratch daily, donuts fried fresh every morning, muffins, regular cookies and stuffed cookies.

Knapp’s Donut Shop 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

Knapp’s Donut Shop
Photo credit: Knapp’s Donuts

This donut shop boasts a wide array of freshly made donuts available every day. Explore the delightful offerings at this corner bakery, where the aroma of freshly baked treats welcomes customers to indulge in a diverse selection of delicious donuts. They also serve coffee, teas, hot chocolates, cappuccinos and juice.

Paris Baguette

Try this spot’s new croissant donut made with Nutella and the chocolate hazelnut latte made with Nutella. They also have a sweet rice donut, twisted donut, cream cheese donut, sugar mochi donut, king cream donut, matcha mochi donut, strawberry mochi donut, croissant donut, jumbo twisted donut and plenty of other pastries to choose from.

Pete’s Oven Bakery 

This Oakland County bakery serves cookies, turnovers, cinnamon rolls, fritters, donuts, muffins and more.

P’s & Q’s Bakery and Cafe

This sandwich house and bakery features donuts, cupcakes, coffee and sandwiches. The donut flavors are glazed, chocolate glaze, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon roll, apple fritter, sprinkle and maple beef bacon.

Find the most scrumptious donuts in Oakland County.

Donut Shops in Washtenaw County

Benny's Bakery
Photo credit: Benny’s Bakery

Bakehouse 46 

Whether you crave a steaming cup of morning coffee or a delectable donut, consider adding this place to your list of favorite local spots. You can indulge in cider mill donuts, gourmet donuts or one of their unique cupcake flavors.

Benny’s Bakery 👑 (Our Readers’ Favorite!)

This bakery in downtown Saline is most well-known for its cakes, cookies, breads, bagels and pies, but they have some great donut options as well. They have plenty of cake donut and yeast donut flavors to choose from.

This bakery offers cookies, pretzels, donuts and pastries. 

Dimo’s Deli & Donuts

Dimo’s offers a choice of regular donuts and specialty donuts, along with breakfast, burgers, sandwiches, Mediterranean specialties and more.

DJ’s Bakery

This bakery offers customers a diverse selection of donuts, ranging from classic old-fashioned and glazed to chocolate and sprinkled varieties. Additionally, the menu includes tempting options like brownies and muffins.

Dom Bakeries

Donut varieties here range from cake donuts to filled, raised, cinnamon rolls and apple fritters. Other baked goods they offer are cookies, bagels, brownies, croissants, danishes and muffins.

Dozer Coffee

Try their house-roasted coffee along with a donut from Dooped Donuts or other fresh pastry.

Mochinut Ann Arbor

This establishment boasts an array of the trendiest mochi donuts, available in a variety of flavors such as yogurt, churro, coffee, matcha, peanut butter and more. Additionally, the bakery offers delightful soft-serve ice cream options, including original, melon, strawberry lemon and honey butter. For added convenience, customers can place orders online.

Peace, Love and Little Donuts of Ann Arbor

This charming little donut shop is a must-visit for anyone with a sweet tooth and offers a vibrant and inviting atmosphere. The retro-themed decor, complete with tie-dye colors and groovy music, creates a fun and laid-back vibe. It’s the perfect spot to unwind, catch up with friends or simply enjoy some delicious donuts. Their menu has a variety of donuts from blueberry pancakes and apple pie to maple bacon. 

The Dexter Bakery

This independently owned donut shop sells delicious donuts, bagels, cookies, danishes, cakes, muffins and breads.

Washtenaw Dairy

Whether you’re a fan of Maize and Blue or prefer the classic Black and White, Washtenaw Dairy caters to all color combinations to suit every occasion imaginable. They offer a variety of donuts including Chocolate Glazed, Vanilla Glazed, Maple Glazed, Cinnamon Sugar, Plain, Vanilla with Coconut, Maple with Peanuts, and Vanilla with Sprinkles.

Discover more family-friendly donut places in Washtenaw County

Donut Shops in Wayne County

Cheat Treats
Photo credit: Cheat Treats

Bakehouse 46

Whether you crave a steaming cup of morning coffee or a delectable donut, consider adding this place to your list of favorite local spots. You can indulge in cider mill donuts, gourmet donuts or one of their unique cupcake flavors.

Bartz Bakery 

Enter this bakery and savor the delightful chewiness of not only tasty donuts, but also cakes, chocolate mousse cups or a cheese Danish. Single donuts are priced at $1.25 each, while a dozen can be purchased for $14. Additionally, indulge in Paczkis, available in flavors starting at $3. Whether you’re seeking a morning treat or planning an evening out with the kids, this bakery is a must-visit destination.

Cheat Treats 

This dessert place features cookies, cake, donuts, cheesecake, cake pops and more. Some of their donut flavors include Cookie Monster, Fruit Loops, Homer Simpson, Reese’s Pieces and Cotton Candy.

Detroit Donuts 

Stop by for fresh donuts and coffee at this donut shop. They also serve muffins and breakfast sandwiches.

Donutown

This family-owned and operated bakery and coffee shop has been in Redford since 1988. They offer raised donuts in flavors such as honey dip, strawberry icing and apple fritter or cake donuts in flavors such as white coconut, jelly stick, chocolate cake, sour cream and peanut.

Donutville U.S.A.

Since 1966, this establishment has been providing its customers with freshly made and delicious donuts. Operating daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., it’s no surprise that this venue earned the title of “Best Donut Shop” for years in WDIV’s “4 the Best” contest. They offer an array of flavors, including chocolate, cherry cake, red velvet and even peanut donuts for those seeking a more adventurous donut experience.

Dooped Donuts

This donut shop features handmade, 100% vegan donuts. They have glazed, cinnamon and chocolate sprinkle for the classics and The Homer, Cinnamon Swirl and Masala Chai for the signature flavors.

Heritage Bakery

This family-owned bakery has been in business for over 40 years. It features cakes, breads, donuts, paczkis, pastries, cookies and more.

Holy Moly Donut Shop

This donut shop sells unique donut flavors such as Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles, maple bacon, s’mores and more.

Mochi Dough and Bober Tea

Treat yourself to a box of six assorted mochi donuts, featuring each mouthwatering flavor. This place goes beyond the scrumptious donuts and teas — its inviting ambiance also sets it apart. From the vibrant pink florals suspended from the ceiling to the grass wall illuminated with LED lighting, the interior creates a captivating and Instagram-worthy atmosphere for a donut shop.

The Donut Shoppe 

Ready for a unique cereal-inspired donut experience? Look no more — The Donuts Shoppe offers an extensive range of gourmet donuts, including All Berries Crunch, Froot Loops, Fruity Pebbles and even Cocoa Pebbles. Indulge in flavors like banana pudding and Nutella at this delightful, sweet treat destination.

The Looney Bakery

This bakery has been serving donuts since 1986. Not only do they have delicious donuts, but they also have donut cakes, too.

Yum Yum Donuts

This donut shop sells fancy donuts, filled donuts, regular donuts, danishes, muffins, hot coffee and cappuccinos.

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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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