Sometimes, you just wake up knowing exactly what you need: the best donuts in Miami. God bless the acai bowl and the best vegan restaurants in Miami and anything else that’s green and healthy—but can anything really replace the guilty pleasure of a doughnut? No, my friends. In Miami, we’ve got plenty of them. These circular pastries have become trendy lately, built as much for Instagram as for taste buds. But our best balance visual appeal with quality and taste. The result is an antidote for even the worst of Monday mornings. While the afternoon is for the best happy hour deals in Miami and the late night calls for Miami’s best drunk food, our mornings belong to the beloved donut. And these are our favorite ones in the city.
Best doughnuts in Miami
What is it? Wynwood’s resident doughnut wizards, churning out fluffy, sweet creations that are stuffed, injected and topped with wonderfulness ranging from creamy guava to crispy bacon. Don't worry: the line out the door moves pretty fast.
Why go? For the guava and cheese doughnut. Wash it down with a Cinnamon Toast Crunch latte.
What is it? A revived Little Havana shop that just reopened after a delicious run that lasted for 50 years. We couldn’t be happier to have them back. Classic doughnuts, hot coffee—if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Why go? Go ahead and call us boring but we love the original glaze doughnut here. An old-school doughnut for an old-school place.
What is it? A neighborhood spot focusing on the simple things—a perfect glaze, fluffy dough and sweet toppings. It makes the intimidating drive to west Kendall all the more tempting too.
Why go? Because it’s quite satisfying the way these square-shaped doughnuts fit inside their box so snuggly.
What is it? An adorable local vegan bakery, dishing out sweets that will fool those used to more decadent offerings. Cupcakes are normally the go-to here but don’t sleep on the mini-doughnuts.
Why go? Because everything is 100 percent vegan and—believe it or not—still 100 percent delicious.
What is it? An old-school doughnut joint that couldn’t care less about your Instagram account. The closest location to Miami is in Hollywood, where you’ll find plenty of regulars hovering over the dense, sizable doughnuts that strain the bicep with each bite.
Why go? We heartily recommend visiting the original 24-hour Pompano outpost at 4am for some, shall we say, interesting people-watching.
What is it? Flashy sweets shop serving classic options as well as specialty doughnuts like the brioche monkey bread. There’s also a gummy bear bar, where you can order yours rosé-flavored.
Why go? Get a dozen to-go and bring them to the beach, which is a mere three blocks east.
What is it? Do we really need to tell you about Krispy Kreme? Really? Fine. It’s a national chain serving up some of the tastiest guilty pleasures you’ll find in a drive-through (and this is the only Miami location).
Why go? Ask nicely and they’ll give you a cute paper hat to wear while you chow down.
What is it? Surprisingly light and fresh doughnuts that won’t put you in a sugar coma. Honeybee also offers vegan and gluten-free options for pickier stomachs.
Why go? For the signature Honeybee doughnuts, filled with fresh whipped cream and local Florida honey.
What is it? Everything your inner-child every wanted to stuff on (and in) a doughnut. Plus, fried chicken! Come hungry, leave semi-conscious.
Why go? Because Guy Fieri gave it two flaming thumbs up on his ode to calories: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.