There's no better way to celebrate this sweet, doughty treat: June 1 is National Doughnut Day! Today you can stop into any Krispy Kreme for one free doughnut of your choice, or make our delicious Apple Fritter Rings. Or, if you're close, check out one of these favorite doughnut hot spots...
New York City
Thank this shop for starting the gourmet doughnut trend 17 years ago. Jelly doughnuts are revamped in a trademark square shape that delivers filling in every bite.
The menu in this shop is devoted to fancy doughnuts all day and fried chicken in the afternoon. Look for seasonal specials, like pomegranate-Nutella or creamsicle.
These organic and all-natural doughnuts are practically health food (or so the regulars tell themselves). The roster of summery offerings include a raspberry-lemonade flavor: lemon poppy seed cake with a lemon-raspberry glaze.
Blue Dot Donuts
Watch out beignet, there's a new pastry in town: Crowds at this shop go crazy for the doughnut ice cream sandwiches. Try a blueberry cake doughnut with Creole cream cheese ice cream and caramel sauce drizzle.
Dynamo Donut & Coffee
This small storefront serves up organic doughnuts to die-hard fans. Check the website for the day's flavors.