Doughnut Shops in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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

Boston cream, glazed, chocolate dipped, chocolate with sprinkles, cinnamon rolls and more – doughnuts are delightful!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth and are looking to satisfy it, look no further than our list of top doughnut shops in metro Detroit. Some, like Dunkin’ Donuts, are super well known, while others are community gems.

Whether you’re in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne, there is a doughnut shop waiting for your taste buds.

Fair warning: This roundup will make you hungry. Be sure to check out some doughnut recipes, too, if you want to try making your own doughnuts at home.

Note: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many shops may have shortened hours or may be temporarily closed. Call ahead before heading out. 

Apple Fritter Donut Shop

  • Address: 741 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale
  • Phone: 248-545-7295

The name says it all! If you love apple fritters, this Ferndale spot is the place to get them. They offer nearly 50 varieties of doughnuts, along with pastries and muffins.

Avon Donuts

  • Address: 45324 Woodward Ave., Pontiac
  • Phone: 248-333-2121

Family-owned for over 30 years, this doughnut shop specializes in making ’em “the old fashioned way.” Doughnuts are fried in 100 percent vegetable oil and have zero trans fat.

Benny’s Bakery

  • Address: 111 W. Michigan Ave., Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-9120

Benny’s Bakery serves up freshly made doughnuts, pastries, cakes, cookies, breads, pies and more. Visit on Saturday to try freshly made famous soft pretzels.

Daily Dozen

  • Address: 32701 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak; 13599 E. Nine Mile Road, Warren; 11331 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights
  • Phone: 248-439-0068 (Royal Oak), 586-777-8650 (Warren), 586-553-9337 (Sterling Heights

This place has been around since 1985 and has over 45 different varieties for you to choose from.

Detroit Donut

  • Address: 3031 W. Grand Blvd., Suite 204, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-874-4700

Located in the New Center One building, Detroit Donuts has loyal customers who constantly return for the amazing fritters and doughnuts that can only be found in Detroit.

Dimo’s Deli and Donuts

  • Address: 2030 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-662-7944

Originally known as Amy Joy Donuts and then Donut’s Time, the doughnut shop has been around since 1973. It has expanded to include a pretty extensive menu of breakfast and sandwich items, but the doughnuts are still king.

Dom Bakeries

  • Address: 1305 Washtenaw Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-485-3175

This bakery offers a wide selection of classics – old-fashioned glazed, Boston cream and powdered sugar. Since it is open 24 hours, it’s a great place to grab a late-night doughnut. Apple fritters are a must here, too!

Donut Bar + Coffee

  • Address: 29039 Southfield Road, Southfield; 856 E. Big Beaver Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-595-8212 (Southfield), 248-817-2446 (Troy)

This doughnut shop prides itself on its unique and innovative doughnuts, like the Fruity Pebble, banana split and cherry amaretto cheesecake. You can make a letter doughnut, enjoy a one of their vegan options or have your treats delivered with Uber Eats.

Donut Castle 

  • Address: 11831 13 Mile Road, Warren
  • Phone: 586-939-8484

Choose from flavors like Cherry Cake or Old Fashioned. They also offer jelly, lemon and custard-filled donuts along with powdered and chocolate covered. Find bagel sandwiches, too.

Donut Station

  • Address: 35819 Green St., New Baltimore
  • Phone: 586-725-7445

This small family-owned shop has been a staple in New Baltimore for years and entices our readers with their delicious donuts and custard sticks.

Donut Villa

  • Address: 5875 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-849-4752

If you happen to find yourself in Mexicantown stop by Donut Villa. Fun fact: it was known as the “Home of the Original Nickelnut,” which is a doughnut hole that is so delectable. You can still buy a variation of them for just 10 cents each! Try an old-fashioned custard-filled Boston Crunch, too. It’s topped with toasted coconut and sugary glaze.

Donutville U.S.A.

  • Address: 14829 Ford Road, Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-582-0350

Donutville U.S.A has been serving up fluffy doughnuts since 1966. Grab a blueberry or red velvet glazed with a cup of Colombian coffee any time – day or night. Ever thought of getting a doughnut cake? Donutville U.S.A has a Chocolate Iced King doughnut that can be made for special order.

Dough Boy Donuts

  • Address: 34801 Plymouth Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-261-0760

A favorite among locals, Dough Boy is sure to serve up some delicious treats.

Dunkin’ Donuts

  • Phone: 800-859-5339
  • Locations: Various locales throughout southeast Michigan

This doughnut chain has been around since 1950 and serves up tons of doughnut flavors, along with a full menu of sandwiches and coffee options. It’s a fan favorite – and you can find one in nearly every city.

Dutch Girl Donuts

  • Address: 19000 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-368-3020

Dutch Girl Donuts has proven to be a rare constant in a changing city. The shop has been serving up fresh doughnuts at fair prices since 1947. Cash only.

Elias Donuts

  • Address: 19231 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-535-0070

Elias’ is a place where “open 24 hours” still means fresh hot, fluffy doughnuts. Enjoy unique varieties that will leave you wanting more. Snag a Dutch Crumble doughnut while you’re there, along with the ever popular glazed, buttermilk, red velvet cake, Samoa (like the Girl Scout cookie), Fruit Loops, banana, cinnamon roll and more.

Holy Moly Donut Shop

  • Address: 201 W. Eight Mile Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-826-0132

It doesn’t matter when your sweet craving hits because this doughnut shop is always open. Here, you can build your own doughnut. Choose a base, a glazed and then toppings to create the perfect sweet treat. Did we mention they deliver too?

Krispy Kreme

  • Locations: Various locales throughout southeast Michigan

If the light is on, step inside for a free glazed doughnut! This famous franchise offers a variety of different flavors – both basic and specialty. Still, though, nothing beats the fluffy classic glazed.

Tim Hortons

  • Locations: Various locales throughout southeast Michigan

Since the famous Canadian hockey player opened his first location in the 1960s, this chain has taken off. Stop by your local location to enjoy a variety of doughnuts, breakfast foods and, of course, some “Timbits” doughnut holes.

The Donut Cutter

  • Address: 28173 Woodward Ave., Berkley
  • Phone: 248-542-4653

The Donut Cutter is famous for their old-school fresh classic glaze doughnuts. Plus, the apple fritters are quite popular. The Chau family bakes at 3 a.m. so each days selection are the freshest they can be. It’s so old school it doesn’t take credit cards or checks, so bring your cash!

The Donut Factory

  • Address: 28805 Mound Road, Warren
  • Phone: 586-575-9156

Don’t let the name fool you – you can pick up way more than just doughnuts here. Grab bagels, sandwiches and subs, too. Still, if you’re interested in a sweet treat, snag a delectable doughnut from this Warren spot.

The Looney Baker

  • Address: 13931 Farmington Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-425-8569

The Looney Baker has been serving the Livonia area doughnut lovers since 1986. Not only to they have delicious doughnuts, but also they have doughnut cake styles. The cinnamon sugar coated cider doughnuts and custard-filled variety will have you going “looney.”

Washtenaw Dairy

  • Address: 602 S. Ashley St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-662-3244

Doughnuts are made fresh daily at this Washtenaw County spot. Snag cinnamon sugar, vanilla glaze with coconut, chocolate and more.

Willie’s Donuts

  • Address: 23055 21 Mile Road, Macomb
  • Phone: 586-949-8755

Willie’s serves up a wide variety of delicious doughnuts that locals love.  

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.

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