Where to get your donut fix in Vegas

Donuts are our favorite way to start the morning. Well, besides coffee. But luckily donuts pair perfectly with coffee. In fact, we think they pair perfectly with just about anything. If you agree, check out these places in Vegas to indulge in every kind of donut imaginable from vegan to maple bacon.

Ronald's Donuts offers an array of flavors, photo by Kristine McKenzie.

Ronald’s Donuts offers an array of flavors, photo by Kristine McKenzie.

Ronald’s Donuts, 4600 Spring Mountain Rd.
Local favorite Ronald’s, located in the Chinatown area, serves an array of donut flavors and toppings including sprinkles, chocolate, coconut and glazed. Be sure to try the very popular maple bars, as well as apple fritters, bear claws and much more. If you’re a vegan, this is the place you want to go to for donuts. Almost all of the non-cake varieties are vegan.


We love the colorful array of treats at Pink Box, photo courtesy of Pink Box Doughnuts.

Pink Box Doughnuts, 10251 S. Eastern Ave.
Pink Box is another locals favorite. The shop sells classics like chocolate glazed, traditional and cake donuts as well as specialties like the maple bar, sweet potato cake, chocolate Coco Pebbles, lemon pie and pink snowball. You’ll also want to try the gourmet varieties such as the cookies n’ cream, campfire s’mores and the Fat Elvis, which of course features peanut butter and banana flavors.

The "I Love You So Matcha" donut, photo courtesy of Pawn Donut & Coffee.

The matcha donut, photo courtesy of Pawn Donut & Coffee.

Pawn Donut & Coffee, 725 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Need a donut fix while you’re waiting in line to get into the Pawn Stars’ Gold and Silver Pawn Shop? Head right next door to Pawn Plaza where you’ll find shops and restaurants like Pawn Donut & Coffee. Daily flavors include sugar, glazed, maple bar, chocolate and banana crème. Specialty donuts come in flavors like maple bacon, rocky road, apple fritter, Boston cream, sprinkles and PB&J. There are also special featured limited-time donuts. Right now you can enjoy the “I Love You So Matcha” and the “Honey & Oates.”

Behold, the cannoli donut, photo courtesy of Carlo's Bakery.

Behold, the cannoli donut, photo courtesy of Carlo’s Bakery.

Carlo’s Bakery at the Venetian
You know Cake Boss Buddy V knows a thing or two about making pastries. You’ll often find a line here but it’ll be worth the wait. Try Carlo’s signature donut – a vanilla donut filled with French cream and tossed in powdered sugar – or other varieties like strawberry frosted with sprinkles, cookies and cream, Boston cream, chocolate frosted, glazed or jelly donuts. The must-do here though is the cannoli donut. It’s filled with cannoli cream and topped with cinnamon glaze and pieces of cannoli shells.

Krispy Kreme at Excalibur or Circus Circus
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 as well as special flavors like Oreo Cookies and Kreme, chocolate iced raspberry filled, glazed lemon filled and powdered with strawberry Kreme. They also do special seasonal donuts for holidays and can make special order donuts like basketball-shaped and decorated donuts for your upcoming college basketball parties.

There's always a new flavor at Glaze, photo courtesy of Glaze Doughnuts.

There’s always a new flavor at Glaze, photo courtesy of Glaze Doughnuts.

Glaze Doughnuts, 6545 S. Fort Apache Rd.
Glaze Doughnuts serves handmade, fresh, soft and fluffy donuts. They like to experiment with new flavors so you never know what you might find. You can get classic cake donuts in flavors like blueberry, devil’s food and red velvet as well as glazed donuts, powdered and rainbow sprinkles. We love the unique donut varieties like Fruity Pebbles, green tea and pistachio, maple bacon and especially the Nutty Professor with Nutella, mixed nuts and chocolate syrup.

The I Dream of Reese’s, photo courtesy of Donut Mania.

The I Dream of Reese’s, photo courtesy of Donut Mania.

Donut Mania, 4460 S. Durango Dr.
Variety is the spice of life and you’ll find it at Donut Mania. They offer more than 40 classic and gourmet donuts. Classic include glazed, sugar, vanilla sprinkle, cinnamon cake, red velvet and maple bar. They also serve “supreme” donuts including Boston Cream, chocolate cream and glazed twist. The gourmet varieties include things like cherry cheesecake, chocolate bacon bar, rocky road, caramel cheesecake, PB&J, S’mores and I Dream of Reese’s.

Besides great donut shops around town you can also find some pretty amazing donuts on the dessert menus at some of the your favorite restaurants on the Strip.

The dessert donuts at Fix, photo courtesy of Bellagio. By Denise Truscello.

The dessert donuts at Fix, photo courtesy of Bellagio. By Denise Truscello.

Fix at Bellagio
serves warm homemade donuts for dessert. You can get them with banana filling and dip them in the accompanying chocolate and peanut butter sauces.

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 donuts. Try the chocolate burger, made with warm donut, Nutella mousse, passion fruit and fresh strawberries and kiwi or the creamy cheese cake burger with warm donut, cheesecake and caramelized pineapple.


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