10 places for delicious doughnuts in Vegas

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What’s not to like about doughnuts? Everyone loves those sweet, sugary deep-fried rings of dough and many Las Vegas restaurants aim to satisfy your craving for them.

Whether you like them glazed, filled or topped with flavorful frosting, Vegas has a doughnut for you. Here are 10 of our favorites:

Krispy Kreme

1)      Society Café at Encore – The dessert menu at Society Café features warm doughnut bites, which are served with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces.

2)      Krispy Kreme – This doughnut chain is famous for their original glazed doughnuts served hot and fresh from a recipe dating back to the 1930s. You can find them on the Strip at the Castle Walk Food Court at Excalibur and also at Circus Circus. Besides the original, take your pick of cake, kreme filled and chocolate iced varieties.

3)      Ronald’s – 4600 Spring Mountain Rd. in Chinatown – Local favorite Ronald’s serves a rainbow of flavors and toppings including sprinkles, chocolate, coconut and glazed.  Almost all of the non-cake doughnuts are vegan and a dozen costs just $7.50.

4)      FIX  at Bellagio  Sweet tooths will appreciate FIX’s warm, sugary coated doughnuts, which are served with chocolate and peanut dipping sauces.

FIX doughnuts

5)      Julian Serrano at Aria  This restaurant serves Spanish-style tapas and the dessert menu offers buñuelos – delectable Spanish doughnuts served with butterscotch caramel.

6)      Emeril’s Table 10 at Palazzo – Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans restaurant Table 10 serves white chocolate malassadas, a Portuguese doughnut rolled in cinnamon sugar that is popular during Mardi Gras. The treat comes with vanilla bean crème anglaise dipping sauce.

7)      Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay – While Burger Bar serves mainly burgers of the meat variety, they do have sweet burgers for dessert, which are made with doughnuts. Try the chocolate burger, made with warm doughnut, Nutella mousse, passion fruit and fresh strawberries and kiwi or the creamy cheese cake burger with warm doughnut, cheesecake and caramelized pineapple.

8)      N9NE at the Palms– This steakhouse serves doughnuts with milk, dark and white chocolate dipping sauces. The menu also promises “if you’re good you get the caramel peanut butter crunch.”

Treasure Island mini doughnuts

9)      Dunkin’ Donuts inside the Fremont Hotel & Casino -  If you need a late-night fix, Dunkin’ Donuts at the Fremont downtown is open 24 hours. Dunkin’ Donuts has been making the sweet treats since 1950 and sells more than 70 varieties of doughnuts including glazed, Boston Kreme, chocolate cake, jelly, powdered sugar, cinnamon and more.

10)   The Buffet at Treasure Island  - You’ll want to be sure to save room for dessert if you visit this buffet. Everyone raves about the freshly-made mini doughnuts. The bite-sized delights come in a multitude of flavors. 

Kristine McKenzie

It’s not that warm in Minnesota. I know this from spending half my life freezing in the northern part of the state. So 20 years ago, I decided to thaw out and traded in scarves and mittens for tank tops and flip-flops (Take that, polar vortex!). I swapped snow for 300 days of sun a year. I may not have been born here, but there are hotels that haven’t lasted in Vegas as long as I have. The Sands, Hacienda, Aladdin, Desert Inn and the Stardust too. I've been to my fair share of implosion parties. (Yeah, that’s a thing.) As a writer for Vegas.com, I've applauded hundreds of shows, explored every major hotel in town and raised a few glasses at most of the city's bars and clubs. Now I'm the resident foodie here. I write about all things dining — from $3.99 shrimp cocktail at the Golden Gate to the finest sushi at Nobu, and everything in between.

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