Where to Find the Best Doughnuts in Rhode Island

Whether you’re looking for breakfast or dessert, these shops offer extra tasty treats.
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PVDonuts flavors include cereal milk, maple bacon, chocolate cake and more. Photography by Alex Gagne.


Specialty doughnuts have gained considerable popularity over the past few years with flavors from classic to unconventional. These five Rhode Island doughnut shops are worth a visit.



Knead Doughnuts

Sample the rich flavors of Knead Doughnuts, which have a crisp exterior and tender interior. With daily vegan, flourless and classic options, this shop gives every diet preference a chance to try their creations. The store also sells doughnut-decorating kits that come with eight unglazed brioche doughnuts and an assortment of toppings.

The Details: 55 Cromwell St., Providence; 135 Elmgrove Ave., Providence; 333 Main. St., East Greenwich; 401-865-6622, kneaddoughnuts.com


Allie’s Donuts

From classic doughnuts to custom-designed doughnut cakes, Allie’s Donuts has always been a local favorite. Stop by for glazed, frosted and sprinkle choices that will leave you wanting more. The shop’s cinnamon buns are also back with a new and improved recipe.

The Details: 3661 Quaker Ln., North Kingstown, 401-295-8036, facebook.com/AlliesDonuts



Experience the taste of freshly made, and often over-the-top, specialty doughnuts at PVDonuts which offers signature-style brioche doughnuts as well as old fashioned classics like crullers, fritters and more. This shop has a monthly rotating menu with seasonal choices so your palate will never get bored.

The Details: 79 Ives St., Providence, pvdonuts.com


McDaffa’s Doughnut Cakes

For handmade doughnut cakes made with fresh ingredients, order from McDaffa’s for pickup at Hope and Main in Warren. The creative cakes are perfect for birthdays and holidays and can be customized by design. The doughnut-cake-maker also has a standard selection of cakes with sprinkles so you can find one for the perfect occasion.

The Details: Hope and Main, 691 Main St., Warren, 401-288-3338, mcdaffasdonutcakes.com


Glaze’n Daze Donuts

Glaze’n Daze Donuts creates a one-of-a-kind selection of housemade doughnuts. The shop prides itself on light and fluffy gourmet doughnuts that are carefully cut, rolled and dipped by hand each day. Be sure to stop by for doughnuts that come in flavors like Maple Bacon, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Cake Krunch.

The Details: 39 Greenville Ave., Johnston, 401-270-5757, glazendazedonuts.com


Editor’s note: This story was originally published in July of 2020.



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