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Best doughnuts

ggDine0212Dutch Monkey Doughnuts in Cumming was your pick for best doughnuts in and around Atlanta. Photo: Becky Stein / Special

YOUR PICKS
1. Dutch Monkey
You say, “I drive 30 min every Saturday for their AMAZING treats! My 4 year old loves to watch the donuts being made while I order our breakfast” and “The best doughnuts and great for our community! Keylime pie doughnuts, blueberry cake doughnuts, cinnamon rolls, strawberry bars, lemon meringue, boston cream pie… all awesome!”

2. Krispy Kreme
3. Sublime
4. Dough in the Box
5. Revolution

DONUT 2Who can resist that circle of glazed goodness? The Krispy Kreme doughnut is among our picks for best doughnut in and around Atlanta. Staff photo.

OUR PICKS
We’re doing something a little different with this week’s topic. Since we all had different takes on the best doughnut, we thought we’d offer up four different choices.
Krispy Kreme
Chief Dining Critic John Kessler says, “While I appreciate the care and artistry of the doughnuts prepared by small, local bakeries, the only doughnut I truly crave is hot now: Krispy Kreme.”

Dough in the Box
The AJC dining team’s specialist in Southern and Neighborhood Fare Jenny Turknett says, “I’ve tried all the doughnuts in town and Dough in the Box remains my favorite. The shop’s yeast dough contains no sugar and is fried in soybean oil, resulting in a doughnut with a big yeasty flavor without the cloying sweetness. The light and exceedingly tender doughnuts come in traditional flavors, with old-fashioned sour cream, apple fritters and simple glazed among the top sellers.”
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Sublime Doughnuts
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “The grandaddy of gourmet donuts in Atlanta, Sublime Doughnuts (in the photo on the left) in Atlanta remains my go-to for the best doughnuts in town. For my money, it is tough to beat the Fresh Strawberries and Cream or Maple Bacon Cheddar.”

German Cafe and Bakery
Keeper of Best of the Big A Shane Harrison says, “I find myself drawn again and again to the simple, bronzed perfection of the apple fritters at the German Cafe and Bakery in Decatur. These heavenly nuggets have a crisp exterior that doesn’t wilt under the sweet glaze and a doughy interior with just the right amount of chew.”

208 comments Add your comment

Joe

September 24th, 2012
1:12 pm

dutch monkey doughnuts, cumming, ga

Annette

September 24th, 2012
1:28 pm

Dutch Monkey………….hands down.

TheAudGirl

September 24th, 2012
1:57 pm

Sublime Doughnuts on 10th.

Eric

September 24th, 2012
1:59 pm

No contest. DUTCH MONKEY DOUGHNUTS in Cumming, Ga. are the best!!!

LR

September 24th, 2012
2:03 pm

Sublime doughnuts on 10th has the craziest, most interesting doughnuts around. If u are tired of the same old same old, go there!

TG

September 24th, 2012
2:42 pm

Dutch Monkey in Cumming!!

katherine

September 24th, 2012
4:40 pm

Sublime. Not an average one in the bunch. They are all spectaculat. With that said- the four seasons restaurant has some that are pretty good. Certainly not Sublime calibre but better than the local chains. There’s also a place in Henry County that was pretty good-never went there as my colleague always broght them in the office. But Sublime- that’s worth a special trip -and I live in Hall County.

Annie Johnston

September 24th, 2012
6:38 pm

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts in Cumming, GA. Definitely the best ever. They make everything from scratch and they have no preservatives in them. No contest…they are the best doughnuts I’ve ever had!

Crow T Robot

September 24th, 2012
6:53 pm

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts in Cumming, without a doubt.

PK

September 25th, 2012
7:08 am

tonya

September 25th, 2012
7:10 am

Sara’s Donuts Suwanee GA

Mick

September 25th, 2012
7:11 am

Sublime Doughnuts right next to GA Tech.

EC

September 25th, 2012
7:15 am

I’ll take a glazed Krispy Kreme over these mini-cakes everyday!

Karen

September 25th, 2012
7:16 am

Sublime for sure.

Sluggo

September 25th, 2012
7:16 am

They are not made in fanciful flavors . Yes, they are old school but Krispy Kreme still rocks when they are “Hot”. Like eating a cloud made of sugar.

Matt A

September 25th, 2012
7:18 am

Sublime Doughnuts….no contest!

BobDawg

September 25th, 2012
7:20 am

Where is Dutch Monkey???

chris

September 25th, 2012
7:26 am

Revolution Donuts, the seasonal sliders and caramal bacon

Kathy McWilliams

September 25th, 2012
7:27 am

The best doughnuts I have ever tasted are at a place on Austell Road in Austell called “Dough In The Box”. Their doughnuts are awesome!

KJG

September 25th, 2012
7:28 am

Revolution Donuts. I didn’t believe the hype until I tried for myself. Best donuts I’ve had anywhere.

LUVem

September 25th, 2012
7:29 am

Krispy Kreme still the absolute best.

Steve

September 25th, 2012
7:31 am

Kelly M

September 25th, 2012
7:36 am

Dough in the Box on Austell Highway in Marietta. Their doughnuts are heavenly!!

OTP

September 25th, 2012
7:40 am

Sara in Suwanee.
Dutch Monkey is good; but, Sara is better on the basics.

Atlantarama

September 25th, 2012
7:41 am

Krispy Kreme, of course.

Lee Guy

September 25th, 2012
7:41 am

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts near The Avenue Forsyth

Maryland Jacket

September 25th, 2012
7:41 am

Sublime Doughnuts on 10th and Hemphill. Now if only we could get Fractured Prune down here…

Rob

September 25th, 2012
7:41 am

Paradise Donuts in Acworth Georgia just off Hwy 92 excellent donuts.

Tom S.

September 25th, 2012
7:42 am

I really like a new place near Dallas Georgia called Paradise Donuts just off Highway 92 near Kroger.

USMC

September 25th, 2012
7:50 am

KRISPY KREME!

The original glazed is my favorite.

Briley Parkway

September 25th, 2012
7:53 am

Dough in the Box on Austell Rd in May-retta. Not only do the doughnuts melt in your mouth, when you buy a dozen they put them in a box that’s a little bit too big, and they fill up the rest of the box with doughnut holes.

mugglemikki

September 25th, 2012
7:56 am

Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts–then, now and forever!

Maurice D

September 25th, 2012
7:56 am

Best Country Donuts, Jonesboro Road in Jonesboro, GA. Hands down!!

REality Check

September 25th, 2012
8:00 am

Hot off the line Krispy Kreme glazed. Nothing else is close.

Beth

September 25th, 2012
8:01 am

Paradise Donuts on 92 in Acworth, GA. Just opened but the best donuts I’ve ever had!!

AndreaC

September 25th, 2012
8:02 am

Sara’s Donuts Duluth GA

Gretchen

September 25th, 2012
8:02 am

Sublime! Truly the best!

Kristie

September 25th, 2012
8:08 am

Sublime Doughnuts are the best!

Amanda

September 25th, 2012
8:11 am

Dutch Monkey Doughnuts in Cumming can’t be beat!

BrassMonkey

September 25th, 2012
8:11 am

Dutch Monkey. No doubt.

MattieMatt

September 25th, 2012
8:13 am

Sublime for Donut creations

Sara’s for a regular donut

V.

September 25th, 2012
8:14 am

Dough In The Box, Austell Road, Marietta GA….They are so Good……..sorry Krispy Kreme…

Katie

September 25th, 2012
8:15 am

Revolution & Sublime!

Burdell

September 25th, 2012
8:22 am

While Dutch Monkey is really good and much closer to my house…Sublime on 10th St could be one of the best in the country.

H.

September 25th, 2012
8:22 am

Dandy Doughnuts in Chamblee!

snb

September 25th, 2012
8:23 am

Evil Chuck Dowdle

September 25th, 2012
8:23 am

Ray’s Donuts on Canton Road in Marietta!

Dan

September 25th, 2012
8:25 am

Revolution Doughnuts in Decatur.

The Dude

September 25th, 2012
8:28 am

Voodoo doughnuts

AW

September 25th, 2012
8:30 am

Sublime Doughnuts, absolutely hands down no contest.