Celebrate the miracle of doughnuts with a fresh, doughy treat from one of the Garden State’s many doughnut shops. Here’s a list to get you started!
Purple Glaze donuts, etc. in Asbury Park has something for both the traditional and the adventurous. From plain and simple to fancy and filled, the store even offers a vegan option, all just minutes from the ocean. Click here for the menu.
Avalon, Clark, Green Brook, Marlton, Middletown
With its roots in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and NJ locations in Avalon, Green Brook, and Middletown, Duck Donuts (pictured at top) has become a bit of an East Coast thing. Check out one of its five Garden State spots.
Beach Haven, Ship Bottom, Manahawkin
Shore Good Donuts. Sure, you’ve had an everything bagel. But have you had an everything doughnut? Now’s the time. Treat yourself to a fresh, specialty doughnut at Shore Good in LBI and then cool off with some locally made ice cream, served on site. Check out the menu here.
Located in the heart of Belmar, Main Street Donuts is the place in this shore town for artisanal doughnuts. After 20 years in the corporate world the owner left to pursue the American Dream and opened this shop.
Started in 2018, Cloud9Donuts in Brick serves up classic cake doughnuts, cream filled doughnuts and fun toppings.
RSK Doughnuts, on Carpenter Lane (behind the Washington Street Mall), serves fresh doughnuts, custom cakes, coffee, and mini doughnuts.
Beignets offers made-to-order doughnuts and lets you choose the toppings, glazes and flavored sugars. The Denville shop also serves fresh French style beignets, and caters events. Click here for more info.
If you’re looking for a fresh doughnut in the Western Monmouth or Monmouth University vicinities, stop by Broad Street Dough Co., located in Freehold and Oakhurst. From the Old School menu, to the Specialties list (served daily) to the…not single…not double…but Triple Layer menu, this place is worth checking out.
More than just doughnuts! Donuts Time Cafe is known for their doughnuts but they also serve breakfast sandwiches. Check them out in Hamilton.
Old school doughnuts made fresh daily! Village Donut Shop is a staple for classic doughnuts. They don’t have a website or social media so you just have to take a trip and try them out. Located at 45 Cassville Road, Jackson, NJ.
Montclair Bread Company is a self-described bread bakery with a doughnut addiction that used traditional, European baking techniques. Click here to see this season’s menu.
New Milford, West Caldwell
Glaze Donuts prides itself on producing premium baked goods that elevate it above doughnut chain offerings. For doughnut day, they’ll be giving away one free Classic Plain Glazed doughnut per customer. Glaze is located in Wayne and New Milford. Click here to see the menu and learn about its delivery policy.
North Wildwood, Ocean City
At The Fractured Prune customers choose from over 30 glazes and toppings to build a creative, sometimes colorful treat. The store has NJ locations in Ocean City and North Wildwood, and a menu can be found here.
Four Seasons Donuts is a family-run, Salem County favorite, with all baking done on site.
The Plainfield Donut Shop is a no-frills shop on Watchung Avenue, known for its jelly doughnuts. 908-756-4033.
Point Pleasant Beach, Rutherford
Design your own doughnuts! Or choose from their specialty menu, either way you’re bound to have an amazing creation at Top That! Donuts, located in Point Pleasant Beach and Rutherford, NJ.
L&M Bakery has been serving customers for over 50 years. Located in Riverside, the family-owned business serves fresh and seasonal products. To order online, click here.
Another great stop along the Jersey Shore for doughnuts. Dune Donuts and Bagels is perfect for breakfast or a sweet treat in Spring Lake.
Located at Stockton Market, Curiosity Doughnuts is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., “or until we run out.”
From classics to specialty doughnuts, OB-CO’s Donuts is a popular shop that’s been pleasing the Toms River community since 1953.
Uncle Dood’s Donuts is another specialty doughnut shop in Toms River, NJ. They offer a wide variety of unique flavors that are sure to please anyone.
If you’re staying in the Crest and looking for a quick treat, look no further than Britton’s Gourmet Bakery, which serves a range of doughnuts as well as other pastries and baked goods.
Daffy’s Donuts is the spot for fresh doughnuts in Woodbridge. Check them out for fun flavors and designs.
Images are all courtesy of the featured businesses, and published with permission.