5 Places to Celebrate National Doughnut Day in Rhode Island
Rhode Island boasts an abundance of gourmet doughnut shops that will make all of your confectionary dreams come true.
Who doesn’t love those sugary halos sent from heaven? Whether you have them with coffee, as a well-deserved treat, or even as an ice cream sandwich, there is much to celebrate about doughnuts. Luckily for you, Rhode Island boasts an abundance of gourmet doughnut shops that will make all of your confectionary dreams come true.
Ma’s Donuts and More
Currently featuring thirty-six flavors, this doughnut shop in Middletown preaches “Old Time Quality” that promises to stand out against generic chain coffee shops. They’ve got every flavor under the rainbow (especially if you get sprinkles), from Boston cream and coconut plain to s’mores and French crullers. Also, as its name implies, Ma’s offers many more breakfast items and flavored coffees, as well as soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. Whether you want a sweet breakfast or a late-night snack, Ma’s is always open for business.
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The details: 78 W Main Rd., Middletown, 401-841-5750, masdonuts.com
A new doughnut and coffee flavor every month? Yes, please. For June, Allie’s re-introduced its toasted coconut doughnut, which pairs deliciously with the coconut cream pie-flavored coffee. This family owned-and-operated shop offers all the classics and more, all hand cut and dipped. You can even check out its TikTok to see how it all comes together. Along with a monthly doughnut, Allie’s also chooses a monthly charity that customers can donate to through the shop. In honor of Pride this month, stop in for a bite and “dough-nate” to help out Youth Pride, Inc. of Providence. Definitely don’t forget your wallet, because this place is cash only.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 6 a.m.–2 p.m.
The details: 3661 Quaker Ln., North Kingstown, 401-295-8036, facebook.com/AlliesDonutsOfficial
Glaze’n Daze Donuts
The softest and lightest doughnuts in Rhode Island are handmade from scratch every morning at this customer-favorite shop in Johnston. Right now Glaze’n Daze features a “Stranger Things” inspired doughnut made with dark chocolate, crushed Oreo and Nutella. Other gourmet doughnuts include various cereal toppings like Fruity Pebbles and Cinnamon Toast Crunch, or flavored cream fillings like hazelnut or cream cheese. There is something for everyone at this beloved local spot.
Hours: Open Monday, 7 a.m.–noon, and Tuesday through Sunday, 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
The details: 39 Greenville Ave., Johnston, 401-270-5757 / 401-753-5251, glazendazedonuts.com
Since 2016, this shop has been changing the way Rhode Island sees doughnuts. With monthly menus and seasonal favorites, there is always something new to try in store. Notable menu items for June include the peach cobbler brioche doughnut, the Nutella ‘Mallow cheesecake filled doughnut, the flourless lemon poppyseed and the French toast crunch cruller. Gorgeous and delicious, anything from this selection is bound to make your National Doughnut Day.
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
The details: 79 Ives St., Providence, pvdonuts.com
These award-winning doughnuts are made fresh with locally sourced ingredients of only the best quality. Choose from the old fashioned, cake or brioche style, or even ask about the vegan and flourless options. Try KNEAD’s strawberry rhubarb fritter or blueberry lemon basil doughnut for something fresh and fruity, or the classic chocolate frosted or brown butter pecan to appease your sweet tooth. KNEAD has four locations throughout Rhode Island and its doughnuts can be found at many coffee shops throughout the state as well.
Hours: Vary by location. Pre-order and delivery is available online.
The details: 333 Main St., East Greenwich; 135 Elmgrove Ave., Providence; 55 Cromwell St., Providence; 16 Broad St., Westerly, 401-865-6622, kneaddoughnuts.com