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6 Best Spots For Donuts In Asheville, NC

Are you looking for delicious donuts in Asheville, NC? We’ll share the best spots for warm and gooey Asheville donuts as locals.

Imagine this: You have spent all day hiking in the mountains. Maybe you want a sugary reward?

Or, maybe you are on vacation craving a treat for breakfast or a snack. Why not grab a donut?

True to Asheville, North Carolina’s foodie reputation, the Asheville donuts are delicious, eclectic, and food intolerance and allergy-friendly.

If you are looking for gluten-free and vegan donuts in Asheville, you can head to Vortex.

Do you want whipped-up-in-front-of-you donuts? Don’t skip Duck Donuts on Merrimon Ave.

Or, are you looking for bakery-style donuts with Italian cookies and apple fritters? Geraldine’s Bakery has your back.

Below, we are sharing the best donut spots in Asheville that locals frequent. Plus, we’ll disclose a coveted seasonal spot for donuts near Asheville, too. Let’s get started!

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Best donuts in Asheville NC with 12 donuts with chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry frosting and sprinkles
As AVL locals, we are sharing the best spots for donuts in Asheville. Get your Asheville donut fix here.

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6 Delicious Spots For Donuts In Asheville

1. Vortex Doughnuts

Vortex Doughnuts Asheville with blue and gold-ish brown coffee and doughnuts mural on side of building
One of our top picks for donuts in Asheville, NC is Vortex. Vortex is one of the only spots where you can find gluten-free and vegan donuts in Asheville.

For gluten-free and vegan donuts in Asheville, Vortex Doughnuts is it! Located in front of and next to Catawba Brewing, find gourmet coffee and scrumptious donuts.

Whenever I head to an event in Asheville, they always serve up these delicious treats. Don’t miss these other gluten-free spots in Asheville.

Vortex Doughnuts Location

32 Banks Ave #106, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 552-3010

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2. Hole Doughnuts

Hole Doughnuts brown donut with sugar and white hand holding it up
You’ll know you’ve arrived at Hole Doughnuts in West Asheville when you see a line out the door.

Voted Best Dessert of 2016 by Bon Appetit, Hole Doughnuts is a West Asheville coffee shop serving handmade Asheville donuts.

Along with the staple donut flavors, they have a seasonal donut that rotates every week.

Grab local coffee and tea, too. Nearby, you’ll find TacoBilly, Urban Orchard Cider Co., and Archetype Brewing. Don’t miss our guide to all of the West Asheville restaurants.

Hole Doughnuts Location

168 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
(828) 774-5667

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3. Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts Asheville NC with blue wall and duck wear red visor flipping a chocolate glazed donut
If you are looking for made-to-order donuts in Asheville, Duck Donuts is where it is at. We love their blueberry glazed donut.

Duck Donuts is a franchise, and we have a location in North Asheville. They started in the Outer Banks of Duck, North Carolina — this is a real place; I swear.

Duck Donuts serves warm and fresh made-to-order donuts. Along with Vortex, these might be our favorite donuts in Asheville. Don’t miss their seasonally fun creations, too.

Duck donuts Asheville to go with coffee and box with two sprinkle donuts
Don’t forget you can get your Asheville donuts to go! Duck Donuts are so fresh and warm, they ooze all over the box — a true sign of a good donut.

Duck Donuts North Asheville Location

182 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 575-2177

4. The Underground Cafe With DoughP Doughnuts

“Wanna get glazed?” If you are looking for breakfast, coffee, and donuts in downtown Asheville, head to The Underground Cafe.

The Underground Cafe makes small-batch doughnuts that they hand-cut each morning. You can call ahead to double-check their daily rotating donuts.

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The Underground Cafe Location

22 S. Pack Square LL 100, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 412-5718

5. Geraldine’s Bakery

Geraldines Bakery Asheville NC with mural of wedding cake, Blue Ridge Mountains, and man on a motorcycle with bakery in background
For Asheville donuts and baked pastries, Geraldine’s Bakery cannot be beat. Their mural basically sums up much of Asheville, too: Blue Ridge Mountains, riding down the Blue Ridge Parkway, donuts, coffee, and food.

For homemade donuts in Asheville along with all of your freshly baked goods, head to Geraldine’s Bakery. Geraldine’s is also a fantastic grab-and-go local breakfast spot.

They remind me of our Italian Bakery back home in CT with their wedding cakes, Italian cookies, fritters, and endless display of mouth-watering pastries that you cannot leave without.

Asheville donuts Geraldines Bakery with display case full of donuts and pastries
Geraldine’s Bakery is a little piece of our CT home. Along with donuts, find a large array of pastries and cakes.

Geraldine’s Bakery Location

840 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
(828) 252-9330

More Donuts In Asheville, NC

Of course, for more Asheville donuts, find Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme.

Geraldines Bakery Asheville donuts with vanilla donut and glaze with rainbow sprinkles
What’s your favorite donut? Here at Uncorked Asheville, we are suckers for anything with rainbow sprinkles — like this donut from Geraldine’s Bakery in North Asheville.

6. Sky Top Orchard

Sky Top Orchard Apple Cider Donuts being coated in cinnamon and sugar
Sky Top Orchard Donuts with 6 brown donuts in a plastic container on a picnic table

Technically, located about 40-minutes away from Asheville, you cannot miss Sky Top Orchard’s famous donuts in the fall. Their “made-while-you-watch” apple cider donuts are served piping hot.

Many grab the goods and pull right over to a picnic table to devour them. These are by far our favorite donuts near Asheville.

If you are visiting Asheville in the fall, don’t miss all of the Hendersonville apple orchards for their donuts, though, including Stepp’s Hillcrest and Coston Farm.

Sky Top Orchard Location

Open seasonally (fall)
1193 Pinnacle Mountain Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731
(828) 692-7930

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What are your favorite places in Asheville for donuts?

Where do you love getting donuts in Asheville? Here at Uncorked Asheville, we love rainbow sprinkles, cinnamon cider, or blueberry glazed Asheville donuts. Let us know your favorite donut(s) in the comments.

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Macey @ Brine & Books

Monday 21st of December 2020

These spots look and sound amazing!! I've been really liking donuts lately after not having a sweet tooth for a bit, and it's actually been a change I've welcomed :')


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Haha! They are delicious. Donuts don't always make me feel amazing afterward, but still, I love them.