Unless you’re living under a rock, you probably know it’s National Donut Day! But, did you know that the ‘holiday’ actually started in 1938 by the Salvation Army? Their Donut Lassies made “fresh, complementary donuts for American soldiers serving in France during World War I” according to the Salvation Army’s website. The tradition continued during World War II and the Vietnam War. The celebration first started as a fundraiser for those in need during the Great Depression. Since then, the day honors the memory of soldiers on the first Friday in June.
Now that we know the history, let’s get to the donuts! We’ve compiled the very best donut shops in each of our fantastic cities that you’ll definitely need to try on your next trip.
Amy’s Donuts – Columbus, OH
Amy’s features more than 120 varieties of donuts and has five locations across the United States. They have everything from the Marge Simpson Sprinkles to the Chocolate Strawberry and everything in between. Amy’s Donuts also allows childrens’ field trips inside the store if you’re local!
Amy’s Donuts • 650 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
Nearby Frontdesk Suite: Modish Urban 1br Apt w/ Parking | Steps to River
Your Mom’s Donuts – Charlotte, NC
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Pssssst 😬 we heard Friday is #NATIONALDONUTDAY and we can NOT wait to celebrate 🎉🎉🎉 all day, both locations, $20 dozens, tax included. We’re going to encourage preordering through our website as we anticipate a busy day 🙌🏻 #repost @finickylady LOVE the fun flavors @yourmoms_donuts creates but I will always be a fan of the classic glazed 👌🏼
Your Mom’s Donuts is a craft donut shop serving up signature square donuts. There are 12 to 15 flavors available daily. They do sell out, so be sure to get there early! You can taste their dedication to quality ingredients in every bite!
Your Mom’s Donuts • 4205 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209
Nearby Frontdesk Suite: Luxe Dilworth Apt on Greenway | Parking Incl.