Celebrate National Doughnut Day at a Des Moines Area Doughnut Shop

Celebrate National Doughnut Day at a Des Moines Area Doughnut Shop

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:

Ambrosia Donuts

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. 

Chu Chu Dounts

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.  

Daylight Donuts

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.

Donut Hut

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. 

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Donut King

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.

Hiland Bakery

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!

Hurt’s Donut

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.

Mahalo’s Coffee & Donuts

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. 

Mishmash Eats Bake Shoppe

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!

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