Duck Donuts Named Among the Best in America

Step aside, cupcakes: Doughnuts are taking the U.S. food scene by storm, and not just any old version of the classic pastry will pass for one of 2017’s best. These doughnuts not only taste delicious and boast unique flavor combinations, but they look like art on a plate, too.

After thorough research, taste testing, and tapping food bloggers and celebrity chefs who live well ahead of the doughnut curve, we put together a list of doughnut shops throughout the country that are worth traveling for.

Here’s our short list of the best doughnuts in America now.

Duck Donuts: Duck, North Carolina

While Duck Donuts is a franchise-style doughnut shop with multiple locations dotted along the East Coast, there is nothing stale or chain-like about them. Doughnuts are made fresh on the spot as they’re ordered. Lines abound, but there are usually free samples to be had while waiting. The maple-glazed doughnut with chopped bacon has been all the rage, however, Duck Donuts also custom makes doughnuts to order—as long as they have what you crave in stock.

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