The best doughnut shop in every state, according to Yelp’s ‘Elite Squad’

(NEXSTAR) – Doughnuts are one of the few items that people often purchase by the dozen. And, as such, they’re 12 times more disappointing when they’re not quite as fresh as they should be.

Knowing this, Yelp’s team of analysts have attempted to steer us away from any regrettable crullers, jelly sticks or Boston crème doughnuts by compiling a list of the “best” doughnut shops in every state.

The list, released just ahead of National Doughnut Day on June 7, was also determined using data submitted by Yelp’s “Elite Squad” team — a group which Yelp chose for their passionate, detailed reviews. And don’t worry: These “Elites” can’t be swayed with some of the bells and whistles often seen at flashier doughnut shops, according to Yelp.

“While trendy flavors and toppings are always popular, Yelp Elites know that top donuts are made from well-tested dough recipes, sometimes perfected over generations,” the site says.

Ready to grab a box of fresh, peer-reviewed doughnuts? Have a look at the list below for some of the top-rated treats in each state, as determined by Yelp’s Elites.

  • Alabama — Bigfoot’s Little Donuts, in Huntsville
  • Alaska — Jason’s Donuts, in Eagle River
  • Arizona — Hot N Sweet Coffee and Donut Shop, in Page
  • Arkansas — Mark’s DO-Nut Shop, in Little Rock
  • California — JD Flannel Donuts and Coffee, in San Juan Capistrano
  • Colorado — Nok’s Donuts, in Lafayette
  • Connecticut — Brooklyn Baking, in Waterbury
  • Delaware — Sandy Pony Donuts, in Bethany Beach
  • D.C. — Donut Run, in Washington, D.C.
  • Florida — Donnie’s Donuts, in Daytona Beach
  • Georgia — Sweet Apple Donut & Coffee, in Alpharetta
  • Hawaii — Island Glazed, in Aiea, Oahu
  • Idaho — Mojo’s Donuts & Ice Cream, in Boise
  • Illinois — Old Fashioned Donuts, in Chicago
  • Indiana — Long’s Bakery, in Indianapolis
  • Iowa — Ambrosia Donuts, in Ankeny
  • Kansas — Hana’s Donuts, in Kansas City
  • Kentucky — Nord’s Bakery, in Louisville
  • Louisiana — Baker’s Dozen, in Jefferson
  • Maine — Congdon’s Doughnuts Family Restaurant & Bakery, in Wells
  • Maryland — Carlson’s Donuts, in Severn
  • Massachusetts — Ruby Donut, in Ayer
  • Michigan — Avon Donuts Inc., in Pontiac
  • Minnesota — Heights Bakery, in Columbia Heights
  • Mississippi — Fantasy Donuts, in Biloxi
  • Missouri — Fresh Donuts, in Kansas City
  • Montana — Granny’s Gourmet Donuts, in Bozeman
  • Nebraska — Olsen Bake Shop, in Omaha
  • Nevada — Yo Mochi Café, in Henderson
  • New Hampshire —New Hampshire Donut Co., in Concord
  • New Jersey — Uncle Dood’s Donuts, in Toms River
  • New Mexico — Yummy Mini Donuts and Ice Cream, in Albuquerque
  • New York — Peaceful Provisions, in Beacon
  • North Carolina —Superior Bakery, in Fayetteville
  • North Dakota — Sandy’s Donuts & Coffee Shop, in West Fargo
  • Ohio — Donna’s Delicious Dozen, in Columbus
  • Oklahoma —Polar Donuts, in Oklahoma City
  • Oregon — Pip’s Original Doughnuts & Chai, in Portland
  • Pennsylvania — Oram’s Donut Shop, in Beaver Falls
  • Rhode Island — Glaze’n Daze Donuts, in Johnston
  • South Carolina — Sunny’s Donuts, in Gaffney
  • South Dakota — Jerry’s Cakes & Donuts, in Rapid City
  • Tennessee — McGaugh’s Donuts, in Madison
  • Texas — Robin’s Snowflake Donuts & Café, in Spring
  • Utah — Fresh Donut & Deli, in Salt Lake City
  • Vermont — North Country Donuts, in Morristown
  • Virginia — Carol Lee Donuts, in Blacksburg
  • Washington — Happy Donuts, in Puyallup
  • West Virginia — Jolly Pirate Doughnuts, in Huntington
  • Wisconsin — Greenbush Bakery, in Madison
  • Wyoming — Cowboy Donuts, in Rock Springs

More information, including links to each shop’s Yelp page and a handy map of all 51 entries, can be found at

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