Earlier this month, the Underground Donut Tour announced the return of America’s Greatest Donut contest for its second year. The contest looks to find the greatest donut shops in America along with fan favorite donuts.
After a nomination period that lasted from early- to- mid-April, voting is now open until May 17 for the best donuts in the country in a variety of categories (Best Cake, Best Croissant, Best Chocolate, etc.). Once voting is completed, the results will be tallied and America’s Greatest Donut winners will be announced on May 24, just a few short weeks ahead of National Donut Day on June 2.
Each winning shop will receive an award and the ability to tout that they have some of America’s Greatest Donuts. The one shop that receives the most overall votes will receive a $500 prize and recognition as America's Greatest Donut: Fan Favorite. Lastly, 5 random winners from across America will be picked to come and attend the Underground Donut Tour for free in any city that it operates.
Nominees can promote themselves as the best donut in each category in time for National Donut Day. Some of this year’s nominees include Federal Donuts, Kane’s Donuts, Voodoo Doughnuts, Doughnut Project, Salty Donut, Stan's Donuts, Firecakes, Doughnut Vault, Bova’s Bakery, Pinkbox Doughnuts, Blue Star, D&D’s Place, Donut King, Winchells, Astro Doughnuts, Beiler’s Doughnuts and Rise 'N Roll Bakery (the Overall Fan Favorite from the first America’s Greatest Donuts contest in 2022).