Best of Boston

Best Doughnuts

2017 Best Doughnuts

Union Square Donuts

Somerville
Heather Schmidt’s airy, yeasty doughnuts, in gourmet-ified flavors such as sea-salted bourbon caramel and zingy raspberry-lime rickey, have turned her Somerville shop into a bona […] read more»
2016 Best Doughnuts

Blackbird Doughnuts

Boston
These raised specimens—in varieties like cookies and cream, “everything” bagel, and sesame sriracha—would be easy to dismiss as too hip for their own good. Except […] read more»
2015 Best Doughnuts

Union Square Donuts

Somerville
Card-carrying Bostonians that we are, we couldn’t really get behind the whole Boston-cream doughnut thing—until we tried the version at Union Square Donuts, with its […] read more»
2009 Best Doughnuts

Kane’s Donuts

Saugus
Fluffy, not too sweet, never greasy—these were the criteria by which old-school favorite Kane’s earned its nod. Stars include the fluffy honey-dipped and the insanely […] read more»
2008 Best Doughnuts

Verna’s

Cambridge
Considering how Rachael Ray was caught drinking the wrong coffee off-camera, we’re thinking her handlers should keep her away from Verna’s and its totally yum-o […] read more»
1998 Best Doughnuts

Lori-Ann’s Donut Shop

Charlestown
Famous in Charlestown for its tasty pastries, Lori-Ann’s serves up a wide selection of the doughy goodies made on the premises daily. The shop is […] read more»
1996 Best Doughnuts

Anna’s Handcut Donuts

West Roxbury
Most days, the place looks like a precinct station, so you know the doughnuts must be good. read more»
1995 Best Doughnuts

Ziggy’s Donuts

Salem
The second generation of Ziggy’s family is now carrying on his tradition of making hand-cut doughnuts that are simply terrific, whether they be classic cakes, […] read more»
1994 Best Doughnuts, Filled

Japonaise Bakery Cafe

Brookline
The best filled doughnut in Beantown is the an doughnight. It’s light and puffy and filled with sweet red-bean paste.. Beats the canned-filling variety hands […] read more»
1990 Best Doughnuts

Mike’s Donuts

Everett
We’d crawl all the way to Everett for crullers at Mike’s. read more»
1984 Best Doughnuts

Dough-C-Dough-Nut-Shoppe

Woburn
Grab your partner one of these. read more»