With National Donut Day arriving soon on Friday, June 7, these sugary confections are more popular than ever across the country. To help fans find the best donuts, Yelp’s Elite Squad has unveiled its picks for the top local donut spot in every US state (plus Washington, DC).

Yelp identified businesses in the donuts category on its platform with a large concentration of 5-star Elite reviews. This list looked at businesses in the United States, which were marked open on Yelp as of March 28, 2024, and when available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of that same date.

The list can be viewed below:

Yelp has also identified some top donut trends it has spotted across the nation. Among them are:

  • Local Flavors – “Island Glazed in Hawaii is earning stars for its guava, lychee, and passionfruit tropical glazes. Jason’s Donuts in Alaska is aiming high with its 3.5-pound, belly-busting Doughnali (named after Denali peak). Fresh Donuts in Kansas City, Missouri, honors its Super Bowl-winning team with Chiefs’-decorated confections. And in the agricultural town of Severn, Maryland, Carlson’s Donuts makes a popular potato donut that Bon Appetit has called “the greatest.””
  • Dough – “While trendy flavors and toppings are always popular, Yelp Elites know that top donuts are made from well-tested dough recipes, sometimes perfected over generations. Those are the shops that land on Yelp lists year after year. Olsen Bake Shop in Nebraska, for one, uses an 80-year-old family recipe, while the owners of JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee in California beta-tested their donuts in a backyard turkey fryer before selling them to the public.”
  • Earlier the Better – “To snag the best donuts in America, you might have to wake up before dawn. Top local shops start baking in the wee hours, and lines of carb-craving customers form as early as 5 am. Many also close shop once they sell out, so arriving even at 10 am may be too late. If you’re craving a fast-selling vegan Creme Brulee confection from Donut Run in Washington, DC, or a perfectly glazed donut from Arkansas’ Mark’s DO-Nut Shop (which closes at 11 am), get ready to roll at sunrise.”