National Donut Day is right around the corner, and there are plenty of ways to indulge in the sweet holiday when in Wilmington. From coffee shops to specialty bakeries, we’ve rounded up some of the area’s top donut spots. Whether you’re looking for a quick and delicious way to start your morning or a treat for the kids, mark your calendar for National Donut Day on June 4:
Donut Worry, Be Happy
Offering a wide selection from hand-cut pure yeast options to cake varieties, The Donut Inn is your one-stop-shop for all things donuts. The family-owned and operated shop bakes its goods fresh daily, serving classics like glazed and chocolate cake to specialties like maple frosted and key lime-filled, along with a full menu of coffee beverages. The bakery also focuses on giving back and serving the community, donating all of its end-of-day donuts and baked goods to local nonprofit organizations.
New Orleans Flair
Celebrate National Donut Day with a taste of New Orleans and a beignet from Brooklyn Café & Market. Located in the Brooklyn Arts District, the café offers a variety of treats from the Creole classic to donuts made from a 100-year-old family recipe, along with some vegan-friendly options. The dog-friendly market also carries local produce, eggs, cheeses, soaps and more. Relax in the eclectic environment and opt to enjoy your sweet bite alongside a “slow brew” coffee or refreshing smoothie.
A Sprinkle of Excitement
Spice up your typical donut with a unique creation from Wake N Bake Donuts in Historic Downtown Wilmington. The bakery puts a creative twist on donuts, preparing its sweets fresh each morning. Choose the cake of the day donut for specialties like chocolate vanilla swirl, funfetti or red velvet, and pair your selection with one of the shop’s organic fair-trade coffees.
Or, try one of the signatures like the Wake N Bacon, topped with maple glaze and bacon crumbles; Butterfinger Bash, featuring a vanilla glaze, Butterfinger pieces and a chocolate drizzle; or Cinnabomb, reminiscent of a cinnamon roll with a cream cheese glaze and cinnamon sugar. You can also stop by the shop’s other location in nearby Carolina Beach.
Sweet Treats Galore
Featured on TLC’s “Ultimate Cake Off,” One Belle Bakery makes sweet confections for every occasion from pastries and gourmet donuts to elegant wedding cakes and decorated cookies. Enjoy a donut in honor of the holiday or try one of the other delicious desserts like cupcakes, cake pops, miniature pies and more. Be sure to savor your delicious treat in the café located inside the bakery.
There’s no shortage of sweets in Wilmington, and National Donut Day is the perfect time to indulge. Discover other top donut spots for the holiday in nearby Carolina Beach.