Today is National Doughnut Day! There’s a holiday for everything, but come on, who doesn’t love doughnuts?!? And, while we’ve got nothing against Dunkin’, we really enjoy visiting local shops, which serve up everything from classic cake doughnuts to maple-bacon-flavored long johns. We can’t hardly think of a better way to celebrate the day—especially when sprinkles and frosting are involved.
Here’s where you can celebrate doughnuts in Des Moines:
106 SW State Street • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 965-0915
This small Ankeny donut shop is popular with locals in the know. The doughnuts at Ambrosia are handmade fresh daily and feature a variety of unique toppings for their glazed and cake donuts.
580 SW 9th Street, Suite 116 • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 243-2534
Make sure you come hungry when you visit Chu Chu Donuts. The freshly made doughnuts are a huge draw and a real bonus for parents is that they are peanut free. Another, fun option is that they let you customize your filling, with different creams and jellies.
502 N Ankeny Boulevard • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 964-2833
If you’re craving a doughnut early in the morning, meaning your kids woke at 5:00 am, head to Daylight Donuts in Ankeny. This small shop focuses on delivering fresh, classic doughnuts to its customers.
4941 Douglas Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 331-4205
The giant, fresh apple fritters churned out by Donut Hut are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. They’re big enough to share, but once you get a taste, you’ll want it all to yourself. They also have glazed and cake donuts.
3304 E. University Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50317 &
3802 Ingersoll Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50312 (inside Bauder’s) • (515) 255-1125
A beloved local favorite for over 40 years, Donut King offers a mix of classic and modern doughnut flavors. Using only the best ingredients, these doughnuts are made fresh daily.
3615 6th Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50313 • (515) 282-4059
This legendary bakery has been serving delicious doughnuts and cakes, cookie and pastries since 1946. Known for their Champagne Cake, they also make Champagne Cupcakes and on a lucky day Champagne Donuts!
5513 Mills Civic Parkway #105 • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 267-1671
Hurt’s took West Des Moines by storm with its offbeat gourmet donut treats in flavors like ET and White and Nerdy. They have over 70 flavors to choose from.
4800 Mills Civic Parkway #105 • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 218-8018
This adorable Hawaiian themed shop serves up classic and unique flavors of fresh-baked mini donuts. Pair your sweet with a cup of their special blend of hot or iced coffee.
113 E Salem Ave #101 • Indianola, IA 50125 • (515) 962-5175
Daily breakfast pastries, including donuts, are on the menu at this quaint local bake shoppe in Indianola. The offers vary daily and seasonally, so be sure to stop by often.
Which do you prefer doughnut or donut? Krispy Kreme, Casey’s, Kum & Go are also good options, but if you know of a LOCAL doughnut shop, we missed, let us know!