Best of Boston

Best Doughnuts

2020 Best Doughnuts

Mass Hole Donuts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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»
1998 Best Doughnuts

Lori-Ann’s Donut Shop

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

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

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

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


Grab your partner one of these. read more»