Sure, donuts are pretty great no matter what the flavor, but if you want something a little different, you have to look beyond your local Dunkin’ Donuts or Krispy Kreme. Sublime and Revolution Donuts have long been local Atlanta favorites, but we’ve found a few more interesting options to spice up your sweet tooth craving. These Atlanta shops are taking donuts to the next level, and we’re happy to go along for the ride. Just be sure to pick up a strong coffee along with your treat in order to avoid slipping into a sugar coma!
Bon Glaze
3575 Durden Dr NE
Brookhaven, GA 30319
(678) 691-4534
www.bonglaze.com

If you’re looking for a way to shake up the boring old rehearsal dinner or birthday party, consider getting a doughnut tower from Bon Glaze. This shop prides itself on offering gourmet treats, so even your snobbiest friend will have to admit she is impressed when you offer up a selection of these flavors. Choose from Peanut Butter & Berry, Mile High Lemon Meringue, Blueberry Sour Cream, or Bacon Butterscotch. You can also get a dozen standard vanilla or chocolate glazed doughnuts made from scratch daily, or add in some candied bacon or doughnut holes with toppings like lemon lavender or cinnamon sugar.

Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe
933 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 935
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 600-4800
www.sweethutbakery.com

Sweet Hut has three locations, one right in the heart of Midtown, and two others in Duluth and on Buford Highway. You can find a wide variety of unique pastries here, including donuts in less traditional flavors, as this bakery and cafe shows a variety of different cultural influences. Some of the pastries include their take on the Portuguese egg tart, a Mexican milk cream sweet bun, and a mango pudding bun. Even the donuts come in intriguing varieties like cherry amaretto, hazelnut Nutella, Irish cream, and matcha tea.

Happy Donuts Atlanta
380 Flat Shoals Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 893-0088
www.happydonutsatlanta.com

If you’re catching a show at the Earl or hanging out in one of the bars in East Atlanta Village, you might get the munchies late at night. If so, Happy Donuts is a great option, as it is open 24 hours to satisfy that 3 a.m. donut craving. It’s nothing fancy to look at, but it delivers the much-needed sugar high in the form of flavors like red velvet, toasted coconut, lemon jelly, and black raspberry. The main appeal may be the availability, but they deliver a solid donut with some interesting flavor choices.

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Da Vinci’s Donuts
5610 Glenridge Dr. Suite 103
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
(678) 951-0975
www.davincisdonuts.com

Da Vinci’s prides itself on offering excellent donuts at a more modest size than the traditional fare, so you may be able to try out more than one flavor, including hand-dipped toppings. Some of the most popular choices are cinnamon roll, French toast, maple bacon, and salted caramel, but they also have options including chocolate Oreo, Coconut Crunch,  Pina Colada, Vanilla Fruity Pebbles, and Raspberry Lemonade. Hardcore individualists can even choose their own flavor and topping combinations for a unique treat. You’ll probably want to order a strong cup of joe to cut through the sugary goodness as you enjoy these interesting specialties.

Dough In The Box
3184 Austell Rd SW
Marietta, GA 30008
(770) 436-5155
www.doughinthebox.com

Who knew that “California-style donuts” was a thing, right? Well, Dough in the Box specializes in Cali-style donuts, croissants, empanadas, and Costa Rican coffee. They have 42 different donuts every day (except for Mondays, when they are closed), but you can always find the popular glazed fried croissants, cannoli cream, and chocolate filling flavors. Their signature flavors also include Oreo Crumb and Nutella Cream, and they have more traditional options as well. Fans swear by the crispy bite leading to a soft, warm center.

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