Best of Boston

Best Doughnuts

2021 Best Doughnuts

Union Square Donuts

We thought we couldn’t possibly love Union Square Donuts’ soft, flaky pastries, filled with homemade pineapple preserves, glazed with blackberry-basil-lime icing, and studded with smoky-sweet [...] read more»
2020 Best Doughnuts

Mass Hole Donuts

Arlington
Launched as a pop-up before moving into a brick-and-mortar shop last year, this doughnut maker seamlessly adapted once again during the pandemic, offering special deals [...] read more»
2019 Best Doughnuts

Blackbird Doughnuts

Brighton
Blackbird has a big new nest—a massive Brighton production facility/storefront to supply its growing flock of doughnut shops—but thankfully, the expansion hasn’t compromised the quality [...] read more»
2018 Best Doughnuts

Kane’s Donuts

Boston
This spot lives by the mantra "Kane’s Donuts Are Love." Sink your teeth into one of its pillowy treats, and you’ll quickly understand why: Delighting [...] read more»
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»
1999 Best Doughnuts

Gail Ann Coffee Shop

Arlington
Practice makes perfect, and Gail Ann has been baking more than 20 varieties of fresh doughnuts daily for 45 years, since the shop was opened [...] read more»