Doughnuts are always a good idea, no matter the time of day. And while everyone is familiar with this sweet breakfast treat, rest assured you haven't seen or tasted doughnuts like the dozen below. A far cry from classic glazed or powdered, these creative confections are more like art—if art were crusted in cereal and rock candy, of course.
① Birdies (Los Angeles, CA)
Rock candy on a doughnut?! Leave it to Birdies, where childhood fantasies turn into grown-up realities.
② Queens Comfort (Astoria, NY)
Does a chocolate chip banana bread doughnut that's topped with crushed Nilla Wafers and drizzled with peanut butter and Nutella qualify as breakfast or dessert? Who cares! It's delicious either way.
③ District Donuts (New Orleans, LA)
Inside the Dirt Cake Donut: homemade chocolate pudding that's been spiked with wafer cookies.
④ Crumbs Doughnuts (Orange, CA)
May the glaze be with you; these galaxy-inspired sweets are out of this world.
⑤ Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, OR)
Meet the Voodoo Doll, a raised-yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly and finished with chocolate frosting, decorative icing and a pretzel "stake."
⑥ DK's Donuts (Santa Monica, CA)
As if an ube (purple yam) doughnut with cream cheese frosting isn't enticing enough, DK's Donuts adds bacon.
⑦ PVDonuts (Providence, RI)
Specialty sweets—like the brioche doughnuts with taro-milk glaze, matcha drizzle and house-made sesame lace cookies—keep the crowds going back for more.
⑧ Poqet Donuts (Irvine, CA)
Because chocolate-drizzled caramel corn makes everything better—even doughnuts.
⑨ Pinkbox Doughnuts (Las Vegas, NV)
The best way to say happy birthday? This celebration-worthy birthday cake doughnut.
⑩ Sidecar Doughnuts (Santa Monica, CA)
If you like Mexican hot chocolate, you'll love these spiced chocolate cake doughnuts with house-made chipotle powder, cayenne pepper-spiked chocolate glaze and a roast marshmallow.
⑪ Honeybee Doughnuts (Miami, FL)
We can't say no to the raspberry coulis doughnut—a pretty sweet menu staple.
⑫ Twisted Donuts & Coffee (San Francisco, CA)
This double-decker creation, with chocolate cake and cookies-and-cream doughnuts, is as good as it looks.
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