Yeasted. Cakey. Freshly glazed or covered in Fruity Pebbles. Everyone has their favorite doughnut order and we always keep reaching for more. As a testament to their popularity, doughnuts enjoy not one but two national holidays – one in June and another in November. The National Doughnut Day on June 7 honors the women of the Salvation Army who bravely volunteered on the front lines of World War 1 in a variety of capacities, including serving doughnuts to soldiers. Celebrate National Doughnut Day while you’re in Orlando by enjoying a delicious pastry in their honor at one of these delicious Orlando doughnut shops.
The Glass Knife
The Glass Knife brings a touch of elegance to your doughnut experience. Their picture-perfect pastries are just as pleasing to your palate as they are to your Instagram feed. Enjoy your doughnut in the sweet air conditioning indoors or dine with your dog on the patio (sharing doughnuts with dogs is not recommended). Visit Glass Knife at their cash-free café on 276 S Orlando Ave.
Just one bite of the confections at VooDoo Doughnuts and you’ll be under their spell. Originally based in Oregon, VooDoo Doughnuts has brought their dangerously delicious concoctions to Universal’s CityWalk. Some of their more outrageous doughnuts include “Oh Captain, My Captain,” a yeast doughnut topped with Captain Crunch cereal and the “Bacon Maple Bar,” a yeast doughnut with maple frosting and bacon. Visit if you dare at Universal CityWalk.
Before she was a doughnut entrepreneur, Liz’s passion for doughnuts took the form of a doughnut review blog. Now she’s put all that expertise into creating a cottage business with the most delicious doughy creations in Orlando. You can try her regular, flourless, and vegan doughnuts at various local events or order directly from her.
As the sister company to the mega-popular Valhalla Bakery in downtown Orlando, Valkyrie Doughnuts blesses Central Florida with delectable vegan treats. Their extensive offerings include flavors such as strawberry lemonade and Fruity Pebbles as well as a doughnut ice cream sandwich. You can find their doughnuts at Valhalla Bakery or visit Valkyrie Doughnuts on 160-12226 Corporate Blvd. for a more complete selection.
At Donut Experiment you’ll enjoy a doughnut that satisfies your cravings every time because you get to design it yourself. Start with a freshly made cake doughnut then add your choice of icings and glaze. Then top it off with everything from Oreos to M&Ms. Create your avant-garde doughnuts at their location on 211 E Michigan St.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Gluten-avoiders need not be left out from the National Doughnut Day festivities. Erin McKenna’s Bakery is an entirely gluten-free operation as well as kosher and vegan, making it the perfect choice for those with celiac disease or dietary restrictions and just about anyone with a sweet tooth. Try their Girl Scout cookie inspired “Samoa” doughnut and other magical flavors at their Disney Springs location.
Relax at Midpointe Hotel on International Drive
No matter which of these shops you visit for National Doughnut Day (all of the above is a valid answer, too), Midpointe Hotel is never far. Located on International Drive, Midpointe Hotel makes easy to explore the best of Central Florida’s dining, shopping, and attractions. Book your Orlando getaway by calling 407-351-5100.