It's a tough job, but someone has to find the best donuts across the state!
1. Ambrosia Donuts, Ankeny
2. Hiland Bakery, Des Moines
3. Hurts Donut, Several Locations
Choose from more than forty different donut concoctions, ranging from traditional favorites like maple bacon long johns to topping-laden delicacies including the Cookie Monster donut at Hurts Donut in Coralville, West Des Moines or the Quad Cities. Or, take your donut consumption to the next level with a donut ice cream shake! Hurts Donut is open 24/7 for all of your sweet tooth needs.
4. Golden Delight Bakery, Kalona
Operated by a group of Amish residents, Golden Delight Bakery in Kalona makes glazed donuts the old-fashioned way. Fans also rave about their sticky buns and half-moon pies. Closed January and February.
5. The Donut Stop, Shenandoah
6. Dough & Joe, Cresco
7. Storm Lake Bakery, Storm Lake
8. Jitter's, Sioux City
Jitter’s in Sioux City purchased the vintage "Donut Robot," once used to make the classic sunshine donuts, a Siouxland favorite dating back to the 1900s. The robot churns out 80-100 dozen donuts daily.
9. Dunkers by Matt, Jefferson
Donut holes, made the old-fashioned way, have been a staple in Jefferson residents' lives for decades thanks to Dunkers by Matt. Try a glazed donut dunked in coffee, milk, hot chocolate, or even ice cream.
10. Donutland, Cedar Rapids
Donutland in Cedar Rapids has been churning out a variety of 40 different donuts for 40 years! The double chocolate donut, a favorite among locals, goes great with a cup of their famous fresh-brewed coffee.
11. Rockets La Porte City Bakery, La Porte City
Blast off! The cake donuts at Rockets La Porte City Bakery are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. To go with your donut, the bakery grinds their coffee fresh and also offers muffins, soft pretzels and sugar cookies. They also have a second location in Waterloo with an even bigger selection of their tasty concoctions.