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9 Best Spots For Donuts In Asheville, NC

Are you looking for the best donuts in Asheville, NC? We’ll share delicious 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 “Foodtopia,” the Asheville donuts are delicious, eclectic, and food-intolerance as well as allergy-friendly.

If you are looking for gluten-free treats and vegan donuts in Asheville, head to Vortex or Black Mountain’s Dough House.

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 doughnuts in Asheville – as locals. Plus, we’ll disclose a coveted seasonal spot for donuts near Asheville, too. Let’s get started!

Why not grab some delicious Asheville coffee with that donut?

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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9 Delicious Spots For Donuts In Asheville

1. Vortex Doughnuts

For vegan donuts in Asheville, Vortex Doughnuts is it. Located next to Catawba Brewing and close to Buxton Hall BBQ, find gourmet coffee and scrumptious donuts.

Not all of the donuts are vegan, and you’ll also usually find a gluten-free option or two.

Of course, Vortex has signature coffee drinks, hot chocolate, juice, and tea. Their donut shop is spacious and fun – perfect for the entire family.

Don’t miss the cool linear clock on the wall, and be sure to grab a box of donuts to go. Whenever we head to an event in Asheville, they tend to serve up these delicious treats.

Be sure to check out these vegan and vegetarian-friendly spots in Asheville too.

Vortex Doughnuts Location

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

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 is a franchise, and we have a location in North Asheville. Don’t let that turn you away, though.

Most fun: Duck Donuts started in the Outer Banks of Duck, North Carolina — this is a real place; we 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.

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Duck Donuts North Asheville Location

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

4. Stay Glazed Donuts & Cafe

“Wanna get glazed?” If you are looking for breakfast, coffee, and donuts in downtown Asheville, head to Stay Glazed Donuts & Cafe.

They make small-batch doughnuts that they hand-cut each morning. You can call ahead to double-check their daily rotating donuts.

They also update their Instagram account with delicious donut creations and note when they sell out of the goods, which is frequently.

If you love donuts and treats, head over to these indulgent Asheville dessert cafes and bars, too. Read more about all of Downtown Asheville’s great restaurants.

The Underground Cafe Location

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

5. Geraldine’s Bakery

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 us 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.

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.

Geraldine’s Bakery Location

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

6. Ava’s Donuts

Ava’s Donuts is an Uncorked Asheville readers’ favorite near Biltmore Park. They are family-owned, and their donuts are made fresh every morning.

Ava’s Donuts Location

26 Carl Alwin Pl, Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 676-1884

7. BimBeriBon (Closed in 2022)

BimBeriBon Gluten Free Bakery Cafe West Asheville with vegan and gluten free donut and two cups of take away coffee
For gluten-free treats in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, head to BimBeriBon in West Asheville.

*BimBeriBon recently closed in 2022

If you are looking for gluten-free treats in Asheville, BimBeriBon is a dedicated gluten-free bakery and cafe. Open on the weekends (and Fridays), this is a fabulous breakfast or brunch spot.

Of course, we love their seasonal donuts to-go. Be sure to grab a coffee, too, and some extra desserts for home.

This is also a great area to check out Asheville’s famous mural scene.

8. Dough House

Newer to the Black Mountain restaurant scene and sister to Asheville’s The Trashy Vegan, Dough House is serving up vegan and gluten-free donuts.

These are made-to-order donuts, and you can request them as either vegan or both vegan and gluten-free, including gf toppings.

Dough House tops their donuts with rich and flavored icing. They also serve coffee and chai.

Inside, find a small seating area to eat a donut there; or, take a dozen home.

Read more about all that you can do in Black Mountain while grabbing these delicious donuts.

Dough House Location

601 W State St Suite 3, Black Mountain, NC 28711
(828) 357-8312

9. 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

About 40-minutes away from Asheville – a fantastic day trip – 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, NC.

If you are visiting Asheville in the fall, be sure to check out all of the Hendersonville apple orchards for their donuts, including Stepp’s Hillcrest and Coston Farm.

Mountain Fresh also has one of the best country stores and bakeries in WNC.

Afterward, head to downtown Hendersonville for fantastic museums, shopping, and wineries. Hendersonville has great restaurants too.

Or, explore more of Flat Rock, enjoying a picnic at The Park At Flat Rock or hiking around the Carl Sandburg Home.

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? What is your favorite doughnut flavor?

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.