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Take a bite out of 15+ donut shops in Kansas City

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Just enough for breakfast, brunch, lunch, linner, dinner, and dessert. | Photo via Donutology

When coffee fails, sometimes a little sugar is all you need to jumpstart your morning.

So whether you take it sprinkled or simply powdered, we’ve rounded up 17 of the best spots to grab warm, fresh donuts in the Kansas City metro. Doesn’t that bring a glaze to your eye?

KCMO proper pastries

Ridgewood Donuts | 4309 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO | Wed.-Sun., 5:30-11:30 a.m. | This family-owned business has been baking the classics since 1956.

Donutology | Multiple locations | Times vary | Lovers of creative donut concoctions know there’s no better spot in the city — especially when they’re enjoyed in an original KC Streetcar.

LaMars | Multiple locations | Times vary | This multi-state chain started right here in the City of Fountains.


Mix and match with flavors like strawberry shortcake and candied bacon. | Photo via Donutology

Northland nibbles

Sweet Dreams | Multiple locations | Mon.-Sun., 5 a.m.-2 p.m. | Grab a dozen classic glazed, a dozen filled Long Johns, a dozen chocolate iced, a dozen bear claws, a dozen...

Donut King | 2320 Armour Rd., North Kansas City, MO | Sun.-Thurs., 5 a.m.-9 p.m. + Fri.-Sat., 5 a.m.-10 p.m. | Take advantage of its daily Happy Hour from 2 to 5 p.m. for a $2 donut + small coffee.

Fresh Donuts | Multiple locations | Times vary | This spot’s second location is fresh out of the oven — hint, hint: you can now nosh on donuts while shopping at the Legends.

Duck Donuts | Multiple locations | Times vary | Dine on freshly made donuts crafted right before your eyes.

Ray’s Donuts | 315 NE Vivion Rd., KCMO | Tues.-Sun., 5:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Get it as spruced up or paired down as you want at this tried and true, family-owned spot.

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How’d they get the hair... so right? | Photo via Mr. D’s Donuts, by @thattravelinglens

West side sweets

Fluffy Fresh | Multiple locations | Tues.-Sun., 6 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Johnson Drive mainstay made the list by popular demand, thanks to its hungry fans flooding our inbox.

KC Donut Co. | Multiple locations | Times vary | This Olathe-based biz is a popular fave for themed holiday treats.

Fairway Creamery | 5938 Mission Rd., Fairway, KS | Tues.-Thurs., 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sun., 7 a.m.-9 p.m. | Its ice cream, donuts + Messenger coffee can be eaten inside its chic digs or out on the sunny patio. New WFH spot, anyone?

Hana’s Donuts | 2131 S. 34th St., KCK | Wed.-Fri., 5 a.m.-12 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 6 a.m.-12 p.m. | If delicious and aesthetic are two criteria you look for in sweet treats — this is the spot for you.

Mr. D’s Donuts | 11222 W. 75th St., Shawnee, KS | Tues.-Sun., 5:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | This vintage donut shop has been carrying the tasty torch since 1975.

Yos Donuts | 7170 Renner Rd.,
Shawnee, KS | Daily, 5 a.m.-1 p.m. | These donuts, pastries, and breakfast burritos come with healthy serving of love on the side.

Donut Palace | 2309 S. 4th St., Leavenworth, KS | Daily 5 a.m.-5 p.m. | Donuts, kolaches, and breakfast sandwiches are all available at this drive-thru location.

MO’ treats, no problems

Baxter’s | Multiple locations | Times vary | Why bother starting the car, when perfectly good donuts can be delivered to your door?

BIG Daddy’s Donuts | Multiple locations | Times vary | Fun and tasty are at the heart of it all when your motto reads “Rather die happy than die hungry!”

Doughboys Donuts | 11559 E. 63rd St., Raytown, MO | Tues.-Sat., 6 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pair your donuts + coffee with an order of its famous homemade biscuits & sausage gravy.

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It’s like eating bubbles... just more sugar + less soap. | Photo via Blackhole Bakery

Mochi or bust

Blackhole Bakery | 5531 Troost Ave., KCMO | Wed.-Fri., 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Made with tapioca or rice flour instead of the typical all-purpose, these mochi donuts will take you to another dimension.

Mochinut | 7414 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS | Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Having opened earlier this month, Mochinut is the latest to bring mochi donuts, boba tea + Korean corn dogs to the metro.

Oki Mochi | 1857 MO-7, Blue Springs, MO | Mon., Tues., Fri. + Sat., 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Grab some mochi donuts by the baker’s dozen for your morning pick-me-up.

Did we miss your favorite sweet spot? Let us know what donuts to taste test next.

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