Best of Philly

Best Doughnuts

2017 BEST Doughnuts

Yum Yum Bakeshop

Go ahead, judge these treats on how they look. You won’t be disappointed.

Multiple locationsWebsite

2016 BEST Doughnuts

Curiosity Doughnuts

Stockton Market, 19 Bridge Street, Stockton, NJ

Sure, you can get caramelized pretzel crumbs on your doughnuts at this less-than-a-year-old stand. But even sans sprinkles, the punch of butter and buttermilk in the dough makes these yeasty fried rings magnificent. Top them with a simple sugary glaze and they’re divine. Read more »

2014 BEST Donnoli

Frangelli’s Bakery

847 West Ritner Street, Philadelphia, PA

New York can keep its cronut. Philadelphia has the donnoli, created by the dough-punchers at Frangelli’s Bakery in South Philly, who fill freshly fried doughnut shells with chocolate chip cannoli cream, then dust on powdered sugar. Read more »

2013 BEST Doughnuts

Beilers Bakery

Reading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

It used to be you could only get yeast doughnuts this fresh during the yearly three-day Pennsylvania Dutch Festival at Reading Terminal. But now 90 cents buys you one straight from the fryer any Tuesday through Saturday gussied up in varieties from chocolate mousse to key lime cream. Read more »

2009 BEST Doughnuts

Haegeles Bakery

4164 Barnett Street, Philadelphia, PA

Every year, come Fat Tuesday, Haegele’s Bakery in Northeast Philly feeds a long line of indulgees their fair share (and then some) of the city’s best doughnuts: airy ring doughnuts, perfectly sweet cream-filled doughnuts, iced cinnamon doughnuts, powdered jelly doughnuts, and, of course, fastnachts. Thankfully, we can go every other day of the year and,… Read more »